Author: Jimmy McKinney

Rescue Time Review

RescueTime is a time management app that aims to increase productivity by tracking time spent on different websites categorized by productivity level. Multiplatform Use RescueTime is available for multiple platforms including Mac, PC, Android, and Linux. I tested RescueTime and its features using both a Chromebook and the Chrome browser on a mac. When using RescueTime on a Chromebook it tracks only time spent on an individual tab. The fact that it only tracks open tabs works great in my own classroom. I will allow students in my classroom to listen to music to help them remain focused. Music will often drown...

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Online Literature Circles with Moodle

If you’ve never used Moodle before, Moodle is a LMS (Learning Management System) similar to Blackboard or Edmodo. Moodle however is an open source platform that can be run and customized by any individual on their personal website. Moodle is great because it is extremely customizable allowing for a variety of different activity types, assignment layouts, and assessment methods.

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