The Class Nerd
By The Class Nerd
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A podcast and blog discussing how to use Apple devices to get work done in your classroom.
||CleanSemester 2 Episode 4 - Handwritten Note Apps||In this week’s episode, Craig makes Robby’s editing job difficult, and we discuss apps for taking handwritten notes on iPad. The Class Nerd - Semester 1, Episode 4 - Drafts The Class Nerd - Semester 1, Episode 3 - Notes Notability GoodNote||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 2 Episode 3 - Task, Reminder, Project, and Habit Apps, Oh My!||In this week’s episode, Craig and Robby get into a listen requested topic discussing the differences between different types of apps in the productivity category and how we use them. OmniFocus (iOS), (Mac) Things 3 (iPhone) (iPad) Craig’s Th||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 2 Episode 2 - To Automate or Note to Automate||Craig and Robby wax philosophical about automation, and then turn to everything bucket apps. Semester 1 Episode 3 - Notes Bear Drafts 5 Semester 1 Episode 4 - Drafts OmniFocus Robby’s Book Devonthink Keep It Subscribe Apple Podca||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 2 Episode 1 - Apple Watch in the Classroom||In the first episode of a new semester, Robby and Craig discuss their new iPad Pros and then how they use their Apple Watches in the classroom. Robby Blog Post about iPads Semester 1 Health Episode Apple Watch Complication Semester 1 Drafts Ep||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExtra Credit Episode 1 - Apple's Big September||In this bonus episode, Craig and Robby talk a bit (ok, a lot) about the products Apple is releasing in September, and then move on to their favorite features and apps of watchOS 5 and iOS 12. MacStories watchOS 5 Semester 1 Exit Ticket Apps Ke||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 1, Episode 10 - Student Data||STOP! Before you read on, please make sure to take our Semester 1 EXIT TICKET so that we can better improve our show for Semester 2. Show Notes: This week The Class Nerd talks about apps they use to gather, process, manage, and reflect on student d||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 1, Episode 9 - Making Stuff||Show Notes: This week The Class Nerd talks about the apps they use to make letters, posters, worksheets, documents, and other classroom related documents. Robby says the word “artifact” in this one. Pages Microsoft Word Keynote OmniGraffl||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 1, Episode 8: Going Paperless||This week, The Class Nerd breaks down their paperless process. In this one, we cover scanning apps, file organization, PDF annotation apps, and handwritten note apps. Show Notes: Scannable Scanner Pro Scanbot PDF Expert PDF Viewer Notabil||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 1, Episode 7 - Lesson Planning||The Class Nerd breaks down five of their favorite apps for lesson planning. OmniOutliner - Mac, iOS forScore Keynote - Mac - iOS Bear The Class Nerd Podcast Episode 3 - Note Taking Drafts Episode with Markdown Discussion Agenda - Mac, iOS||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 1, Episode 6 - Mental and Physical Health||This week The Class Nerd takes a moment to reflect on the importance of maintaining good physical and mental health in the teaching profession. This episode isn’t as focused on productivity, but it is still 100 percent nerdy! Every app we discuss is||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 1, Episode 5 - Team Collaboration and Communication||Though we spent the first two episodes of this semester discussing tools to manage email, there is a better way! In this week’s episode, Robby and Craig discuss tools that can take you beyond email to better collaborate and communicate with your tea||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 1, Episode 4 - Drafts||In our nerdiest episode yet, we do a deep dive into our most used iOS app, Drafts 5. We share how we use this app in the classroom, and how it can save you time and mental energy. Drafts 5 API Evernote X-callback-url OmniFocus Markdown D||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 1, Episode 3 - Notes||In this week’s episode, Robby and Craig share (and debate) about their favorite note taking apps. Evernote - macOS, iOS API Drafts 5 OCR TaskClone Skitch Penultimate Scannable Bear - macOS, iOS Workflow Siri Shortcuts Scanbot||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 1, Episode 2 - 3rd Party Email Apps||In this episode, Craig and Robby finish their discussion of email by sharing some 3rd Party apps you can use to help you manage your mail. Craig - Blog, Twitter Robby - Blog, Twitter Semester 1, Episode 1: Email with Apple Mail Airmail for iOS||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSemester 1, Episode 1 - Email With Apple Mail||In the first official episode of The Class Nerd Podcast, Craig and Robby discuss Apple’s default mail app on iOS and macOS, and how they use it to manage their email. Craig - Blog, Twitter Robby - Blog, Twitter The Class Nerd Returning to Apple||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 - Tech Origin Stories||Craig - Blog, Twitter Robby - Blog, Twitter The Class Nerd Automation Episode of RB&F||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great tips for teachers and EVERYONE!
Two great guys with heads full of amazing tech tips and techniques to make our lives easier!
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.
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.