Woodlands Library Update

Jan. 2017 edition

Happy New Year Woodlands Family!

I hope you had a great break filled with relaxation, fun, and time with family. This edition of the Library Update will assist those who vowed to be more organized as their New Year's Resolution.

This update:

  • looks forward to honor International Clean Your Inbox Day, which is celebrated during the third week of the month.
  • offers a single-tasking method to deal with technology overload.

I hope the enclosed tips will help make your new year brighter!

Int'l Clean Your Inbox Day

Unroll.Me - Email doesn’t have to suck

Plan to Empty Your Inbox – The Int’l Clean Out Your Inbox Week is in the end of January!

To keep myself sane, I use Unroll.me to help me organize the mountain of emails I get. If you need some help, I highly recommend Unroll.me. Take a look at what the app/website offers.

Streamlining your inbox has never been this easy

Unroll.Me scans your inbox to find how many subscriptions you have, then gives the option to either unsubscribe or consolidate them into a daily digest called a “Rollup” - in one swipe.

  • Unsubscribe: Unsubscribe from the subscriptions you don’t want
  • Rollup: Roll up the subscriptions you want into a daily digest
  • Keep: Keep the rest in your inbox

Readers, what about you -- do you keep a clean inbox? What tips do you have for avoiding inbox clutter? Please share your tips with the rest of us.

Here is more advice from Carol Pierce . .

I create rules to filter e-mail to their respective folders, reducing time spent sorting through and I have 2 rules for email communication:

  1. If I’m required to respond, send “To” me;
  2. If it’s information only, then “Copy” to me.
Using those 2 rules, and the filters, means I only need to check the ‘copied to’ folder now and again and can prioritize accordingly with the main e-mails.
I use categories too so I know where I’m up to with messages and who else is involved.
Single-tasking Is the New Multitasking

I tried #Tabless Thursday

I was successful for about 8 minutes until instant messenger went crazy with questions and I had to open tabs to find answers! But I like the idea of single tasking and doing one thing well, being in the present. The video offers some great ideas; it's difficult to stop multitasking.

Imagine how difficult this is for our students/digital natives.

#Tabless Thursday might help?

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