Category: Productivity

Why Blog in 2021?

In May of 2021, this site will be ten years old, and I intend to keep it going. Why would someone choose to blog in 2021? It is now way cooler to have a podcast or YouTube channel. My answer has two parts but is simple. First, I blog because I enjoy writing — especially…

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Back to the Mac

For the past five years, I have used an iPad Pro as my primary computer. This weekend, I traded in my 12.9” iPad Pro (2018) for an M1 MacBook Air. In this post, I want to explain why. When my son heard I planned to trade in my iPad he was horrified, and as I…

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Magic Keyboard for iPad

Last night I received the Magic Keyboard for iPad, which I am using with a 2018, 12.9″ iPad Pro. This iPad is the first one that I have truly used as my primary computer. Over the past year and a half, I have love having an iPad as my primary device, but my hope for…

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Thanks, Accordance

I don’t know how I missed this. Today, I discovered that in the Accordance iOS app you can copy a link to a particular place in a resource, paste that link in your notes, and make your notes, in whatever app you use, hyperlinked to Accordance. I love it. For those of you that might…

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Reading with a Diglot

One simple point here: a translation can serve as a tutor. Some think of a diglot as a “cheater’s text,” but it doesn’t have to be that way. Especially when you are trying to work through a text that is beyond your current reading level, you can use a diglot and genuinely learn from the…

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Best Blogging Platform, Revisited

For the past couple years Squarespace has been my blogging platform of choice for one reason: even without much knowledge of CSS, Squarespace allowed me to customize the site to my heart’s content. It was partly about the template I used, too. I had a Squarespace template that was close enough to my style preferences…

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Teaching Online iPad Only

For the first time, this week I taught a formal online class using only my iPad. By “formal online class” I mean not a one-on-one teaching environment. This class was for an accredited institution with multiple students all over the country. They see a live stream of me teaching, and each student has a microphone…

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Obstacles to Going iPad Only

Apple’s 2017 hardware and software releases helped me make significant progress towards going iPad-only, but I’m not quite there yet. I now only carry my laptop one or two days a week. What has to change for me to go i-Pad only? There’s two prongs on this fork, but both have to do with one…

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On Teaching Greek

I did a three hour talk today on teaching Greek in a middle/high school context. This was a part of the the Classical Latin School Association teacher training conference. Here’s a portion of my notes, the online handout. I wrote the handout in Ulysses‘ iPad app and exported it to PDF using a customized version…

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