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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jessica’s Thankful for........ My Tech Gadgets/Widgets

In the spirit of Thanksgiving week, we should stop and reflect on all the important things in our lives.  I am going to take a much lighter note in the Thanksgiving season..... I am thankful for my tech widgets and gadgets.

I am thankful for.......Google Calendar
  • I would be completely lost and confused without my Google Calendar.  It is one of the first things I look at every morning.

I am thankful for.......Camera App on my Iphone

  • I can't imagine how many pieces of paper would have been lost forever with important information.  Not to mention all the precious memories that can be taken at any time. We all know our smart phone is like our right arm.  It is a must have at all times.

I am thankful for.......Google Drive/Doc
  • Really, I shouldn't even have to explain why I am thankful for Google Docs.  This should be on EVERYONE's list that works in education!

I am thankful for.......Mail Merge
  • I mess with a lot of data and help others with it as well.  So many many hours have been saved because of mail merge.

I am thankful for.......Youtube
  • I am thankful for Youtube because of all the random things I have been able to learn like how to make homemade fondant.  I am also able to answer tech requests (so I look smart), and share my knowledge to the world.

I am thankful for.......Social Networking (Twitter/Pinterest/Facebook)
  • Seriously you can ask your question during commercials of sporting events since we all know we couldn't possibly DVR live events!!  I also have to catch up with my personal learning network, family, and friends and of course find the best new recipe to make at Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for.......Chrome
  • It lets me get to everything I can possibly need.  Also, it lets me access both my personal and work life with a click of a button.

I am thankful for.......Shutterfly
  • This is where I store all my precious photos and create awesome Cyclone iphone covers.  This is where the creative side of me comes out.

I am thankful for.......Roku
  • This is where I can stream my favorite shows on my TV.  I love my Amazon Prime account so I can watch all the seasons of Downton Abbey.

What technology gadget and/or widget are you most thankful for? Please complete the form below. I would like to create a wordle with the collected data, and a special gift will arrive in your inbox.

PS-Don't forget about Hour of Code Week -- December 8 - 14.  

By: Jessica Fincel