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Becoming a Public Intellectual

You may have thought the short, in prompt to video taped question answer periods in pro-seminar were awkward and annoying, but those experiences can be helpful in developing your ability to become a public intellectual. These skills will help you… Continue Reading →

SMS hacks: Making your dumb phone smarter.

What is it? SMS. Texting. Though many of us remember the days before SMS became a regular means of communication, I don’t think I need to explain what texting does. The thing is, even though SMS has a history dating… Continue Reading →

“I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight,” by U2

This week’s grad school song of the week is brought to you by Sandra Sawaya! Do you feel like grad school is “not a hill, it’s a mountain”? Are you hoping that you’re “gonna make it all the way to… Continue Reading →

A pre-emptive pep talk on motivation

January might be too pessimistic a time to talk about losing motivation, but even if you’re still full of energy this semester, it’s not a bad idea to have a strategy for if you do hit a wall. EPET’s very… Continue Reading →

Apps aren’t enough: Routines and workflows.

What is it? I don’t think I have to go into a lot of detail explaining what a routine is and how it fits into a workflow. In fact, since I introduced this “column” promising to discuss the “computer, mobile,… Continue Reading →

“Go the Distance,” by Michael Bolton

This week’s grad school song of the week is brought to you by Day Greenberg! Do you sometimes feel that you need to be a demigod to get everything on your to-do list done? Do you know that grad school… Continue Reading →

How to Read a Lot of Books?

This post originally appeared on Josh Rosenberg’s blog You have to read books in graduate school. In graduate school in education, everyone has read some Dewey. But how about Piaget, and Vygotsky, and Skinner, and Papert, and Kahneman, and even… Continue Reading →

IFTTT, duct tape for workflows.

What is it? IFTTT, IF This Then That, is a web automation service. That’s a pretty broad term, but IFTTT is a pretty broad service. With the right combination of instructions, you can have IFTTT do anything from send starred… Continue Reading →

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