8:15 Actually get out of bed and get ready for the day.
9:00 Sit at desk and start working. Listen to Science Friday podcasts on 2x speed in the background. My first task is to apply for a travel grant I'm hoping will help get me to NCTM. Task #2 is to follow up on some other travel funding I applied for.
10:00 Prepare expense report and receipt for student infographics I printed for Inquiry Hub. It amazes me how much technology I use even for a simple task like this: Taking a picture of the receipt with the Microsoft Office Lens app on my phone, uploading it as a PDF to OneDrive, using Adobe Reader to fill out and digitally sign the expense report (with a password saved in LastPass), and using BitTorrent Sync to sync OneDrive to my Linux desktop, where I save files and do most my work. Science Friday has given way to Leo Laporte's The Tech Guy podcasts.
|A glimpse of what I have in Pocket Casts|
10:30 Work on a new "This Week in Math Ed" post. I was smarter this week and started writing earlier in the week as I saw some of the posts.
11:45 I'm back to work and reviewing recent research. I pause the podcasts to help me keep focus as I'd like to get through a few articles in a relatively short amount of time.
1:00 Break. So much for getting through multiple articles quickly. I started one and decided it wasn't a good fit for the post, then dug too deep into the next and ended up summarizing it on the MathEd.net Wiki.
1:20 Back to the research and writing.
3:15 I finally wrap up the blog post and send it out on Twitter and Google+. Time for another break.
3:45 Email wrangling. In 30 minutes I manage to delete, archive, reply to, or otherwise act upon about 40 emails, which only leaves me with about 100 unread. Try as I might, I've never quite developed habits that keep me at or very near inbox zero.
4:15 Dig into some administrative stuff to follow-up on some of my teaching duties from last semester. I told myself I'd get it done the first week back, and the last minutes of that first week are here.
5:00 I keep working, but turn on Tech News Today to catch some of the day's tech news.
6:00 Dinner time. Watch the Daily Tech News Show to get even more tech news. I'm still not done with the 4:15 task, but I set it aside for awhile.
|Wisconsin won 1 match tonight. Ask Northwestern fans -- it could be worse.|
8:00 I finish watching the wrestling meet and send some email. I'm running out of steam at this point so everything I do seems to take longer.
9:45 Wrap up the 4:15 task, which thankfully had little left to do.
|Bill Penuel-approved reading.|