Send Automated YouCanBookMe (and other) Appointment Reminders Using Microsoft Flow / Power Automate

I have 2 offices, which means that when someone makes an appointment with me, they need to be aware which office I’ll be meeting them at. My appointment provider (YouCanBook.Me) sends an appointment request to both myself and the person making the appointment, and I then update my copy with the location. This then sends… Continue reading Send Automated YouCanBookMe (and other) Appointment Reminders Using Microsoft Flow / Power Automate

Easy Class Participation Tracking, Grading, Rubric Generation, and More with Excel

One of my classes this semester requires me to track how often students speak in class, and evaluate each comment. I also have students leading discussion, and I need to be able to generate completed rubrics easily for them so they get my feedback. I’ve found that I can keep track of all of this… Continue reading Easy Class Participation Tracking, Grading, Rubric Generation, and More with Excel

Entry and Exit Tickets in Google Forms / Sheets – Flexible and Fun

Last week I attended a workshop on Differential Education, and realized that I’m already doing something very “differential-ly” – starting this semester in my General Psychology class. Students do a five minute entry ticket each day upon coming into class, and a five minute exit ticket on the way out. Combined, these two tickets count… Continue reading Entry and Exit Tickets in Google Forms / Sheets – Flexible and Fun

ProfLife – Being Productive Out of the Office

One of the great things about being a professor is that we’re essentially trained to be project managers – people who are specialists in a given topic area but also trained through graduate school to be self-sufficient. It surprises many to learn that when I’m assigned a course to teach, I receive very few ‘mandated’… Continue reading ProfLife – Being Productive Out of the Office

Much Ado About Inbox Zero

My inbox as I started typing this post up.

I’ve always been an Inbox Zero kind of guy before Inbox Zero was even a thing. From the time I got my first email address in 1995 to today, I’ve felt that the inbox should be empty nearly 100% of the time (I’ll outline my own exceptions below). Recently I told a friend that my… Continue reading Much Ado About Inbox Zero

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What They Aren’t Telling You: San Bernadino Shooter’s iPhone

USA Today and others made headlines today reporting “Apple ordered to break into San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone”. The topic of government access to encrypted devices has gotten a lot of attention lately, and I’m not writing this post to take a stance on either side. My goal here is to inform some of my less… Continue reading What They Aren’t Telling You: San Bernadino Shooter’s iPhone

Actually Keep a Diary / Journal with Day One and Workflow

For years I’ve tried to keep a daily diary / journal and have struggled with two problems: Remembering to write, and finding something to write. Lately I’ve tackled the second, and the first is easily solved when you think about it… In this exercise, I’m using 2 apps on iOS: Day One, an excellent diary… Continue reading Actually Keep a Diary / Journal with Day One and Workflow