"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow." --John Dewey

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Give Yourself a Nudge

I may not be the most forgetful person on the planet, but I wouldn't have to go far out on a limb to guess that I'm definitely in the running for the title.  This, however, seems to be something of a common perception among teachers at this time of year.  Besides your regular lesson planning, teaching, grading, and updating of your web page, you have decorations to put up, a holiday concert to prepare for, and of course, lots of shopping to get done.  And, if you somehow got involved in coaching a sport at your school, or helping with the 8th grade play, your head should be spinning pretty quickly about now.  What you need right now is a personal secretary to keep it all straight, right?  Or, maybe just a nudge or two will do the trick.

Nudgemail.com is one of those handy, little tools that can be invaluable in helping keep you on track when your busy schedule starts spinning out of control.  Here's how it works.  Let's say that you promised to cover a fellow teacher's lunch recess duty on Friday, and although you're normally responsible about honoring your commitments, there is a good chance that this is the kind of thing that you could, quite possibly, forget by Friday.  Open your email application and send a message to:  friday@nudgemail.com.  Write yourself a reminder in the body of the email and hit send.  Friday morning you'll be getting a reminder from yourself so you don't forget you have to cover lunch recess.  Seriously, it's that easy.  No sign-up necessary, no password to remember. Your reminders can be sent to “monday@nudgemail.com” or “tomorrow@nudgemail.com” or “dec12@nudgemail.com” or “2hours@nudgemail.com” or . . . well, you get the idea. Give it a try. Send yourself a nudgemail reminder to visit Tech Talk for Teachers again
next week!

Here's a special little gift that will give you a chance to use Nudgemail, and get free music downloads. Amazon is giving away 25 days of free holiday music. Click here to visit the site and download a free holiday song each day. Or, send yourself a nudgemail reminder to visit the site on December 25th and download all 25.  Can't wait, hmm?  Go to Amazon.com and search for free Christmas mp3 downloads to see some more choices, or sit back and relax now, and remind yourself to do it tomorrow.   

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