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A podcast and blog discussing how to use Apple devices to get work done in your classroom.

The Class Nerd The Class Nerd

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

A podcast and blog discussing how to use Apple devices to get work done in your classroom.

    The Final Exam

    The Final Exam

    Music Ed Tech Talk


    Robby on Twitter - @robbyburns


    Craig on Twitter - @craigmcclellan

    Semester 2 Episode 10 - The Wrap Up Grab Bag

    Semester 2 Episode 10 - The Wrap Up Grab Bag

    In the final episode of Semester 2, Robby and Craig revisit lesson planning. Then they get into a discussion of “Sticky Tech,” or apps and services that they keep coming back to.


    Previous Lesson Planning Episode


    Agenda - iOS, Mac


    Bear - iOS, Mac


    KeepIt - iOS, KeepIt


    GoodNotes 5


    OmniOutliner - iOS, Mac


    DayOne - iOS, Mac


    Calendar Episode


    BusyCal


    RSS


    eMac


    Feedly


    FeedBin


    Reeder


    Fiery Feeds


    PDF Expert - iOS, Mac


    Overcast


    Exit Ticket


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    Semester 2 Episode 9 - Mind Mapping

    Semester 2 Episode 9 - Mind Mapping

    In today’s episode, Craig and Robby explorer tools for mind mapping and how it can be useful for teachers in the classroom.


    Show Outline in MindNode


    MindNode


    iThoughts


    Linea Sketch


    Paper


    Concepts


    OmniOutliner


    OmniFocus


    OmniGraffle


    MarginNote 3


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    Semester 2 Episode 8 - Shortcuts

    Semester 2 Episode 8 - Shortcuts

    In this week’s episode, Craig and Robby try to explain what Shortcuts are (though Apple’s naming doesn’t make it easy), share several of their favorite shortcuts as inspiration, and then get to some listener questions.


    Also, Craig’s kids were home during the recording of this episode…and you can definitely tell. Apologies.


    MacStories Workflow Review


    GoodNotes 5


    Shortcuts App on the App Store


    Drafts Episode


    Number Talks Book


    Number Talks Shortcut


    Podcast Posting Blog Post


    Robby’s Seating Chart Shortcuts


    OmniGraffle


    OmniOutliner


    Start Concert Band


    Craig’s Instagram Shortcut


    Robby’s Wake Up Shortcut


    Robby’s Coffee Shortcut


    Robby’s Go to Work Shortcut


    Robby’s Good Night Shortcut


    Craig’s Makeup Work Shortcut


    Variables Tutorial


    Canvas Workflow Series Episode 1


    MacSparky Video Field Guide


    Matthew Cassinelli Twitter


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    Semester 2 Episode 7 - Calendars and Time Management

    Semester 2 Episode 7 - Calendars and Time Management

    In this episode, Craig and Robby discuss the differences between task and time management, then get into the apps and workflows they use to manage their busy teacher schedules.


    The Class Nerd - Semester 2 Episode 3 - Task, Reminder, Project, and Habit Apps, Oh My!


    Timepage


    Calendar 366


    BusyCal - Mac, iOS


    Fantastical - iPhone, iPad, Mac


    Fantastically Good Event Parser Drafts Action


    Google Calendar


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    Semester 2 Episode 6 - Parent Communication

    Semester 2 Episode 6 - Parent Communication

    In this week’s episode, Craig and Robby dive deep into ways to make parent communication easier using technology. Robby gives helpful tips, and Craig goes off the JavaScript deep end.


    Canvas


    Synergy


    Drafts 5


    Drafts Episode


    Ulysses


    Byword


    Squarespace


    Remind


    Band


    Drafts Action


    To Automate or Not Episode


    Textexpander


    TextCase


    PopClip


    Email Episode of TCN


    Scriptable


    Scriptable Script for Saving Contacts to Contact Group on iOS


    Spark


    Cardhop


    FileMaker Episode


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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

pshimmons ,

Great tips for teachers and EVERYONE!

Two great guys with heads full of amazing tech tips and techniques to make our lives easier!

MarkDMill ,

Fantastic productivity podcast (and I’m not even a teacher)

So I’m not a teacher and their target audience, but Craig & Robby share a wealth of knowledge & productivity tips in this podcast that will help ANYONE be more efficient and productive with their technology. I recommend it—my favorite new podcast of 2018.

Danny_1985 ,

Great for teachers, techies, and both!

In the Venn diagram of efficient teaching and using tech for productivity, this podcast falls right in the middle! I really enjoy this show because the content is well-suited for everyone from the casual tech enthusiast to a more advanced user like me. Of course, the tools and advice aren’t for everyone but the thoughtful ideas and ingenious workflows the two teachers use can be useful for anyone who is looking to improve their use of the tech they already own. I look forward to every week’s episode.

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