Apps to increase productivity

Staying productive can sometimes be difficult, but using a smartphone to help you organize your life can make all the difference. There are apps you can download to help increase your productivity while putting your mind at ease knowing you’ve checked something off your to-do list. Check out these apps that will put success right at your fingertips.

 

1 password1Password (iOS, Android)

Seemingly everything these days requires that you remember some sort of password, and with so many different requirements (must be at least 10 characters, must have special characters, etc.), it can be easy to forget which password you chose for which account. 1Password is a password manager that will store all of your log in information for you. You’ll never have to type in your log in information again if you sync 1Password across all of your devices. You don’t even have to remember a password to get into your vault. Set up your fingerprint recognition and have all of your passwords at the tip of your thumb, literally.

 

Trello (iTrelloOS, Android)

Trello is an app that can get you organized both personally and professionally. This customizable digital bulletin board can help you set up tasks, to-do lists, notes and more. The app’s sharing capability allows you to collaborate with family, friends and co-workers on tasks. Users can comment on, add and move items to stay up to date on important items. You can even customize workflows for different projects.

 

 

FeedlyFeedly (iOS, Android)

If you have a job that requires you to stay on top of multiple sources of content, or even if you just read a lot of blogs, Feedly is the app you need. Stay current with all of your favorite blogs and news sources using one interface instead of bouncing back and forth between sites. Feedly manages news updates for you by topic or source, putting it all into one newsfeed for easy browsing.

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Connecting Learners

Teachers and students are connecting and collaborating on learning goals that reach beyond the formal class setting. Whether you teach in a conventional classroom, tutor students, or facilitate aComputer learning group for youth or adults, there are a variety of apps that can help encourage more participation from students. These apps can alert students and parents, provide resources, encourage collaboration and make it easy for students to submit work and receive feedback.

LivingTree connects the people who raise, develop, and educate our children. It provides a convenient, safe and private point of connection for parents, teachers, administrators, and schools. Created by families for families, Living Tree offers a single point of connection for scheduling, planning, sharing, and celebrating. Parents control who is in the trusted circle, allowing them to share with relatives, teachers, and other select leaders. Teachers and administrators can send out announcement, distribute class information, and more to all parents. The translation tool makes sure every parent can read information in their own language.

Available in Android and iOS

SimplyCircle started a PTA app to help facilitate connections and projects between parents. Now it has expanded to support all sort of groups from small to large. You can send out announcements and events info without requiring anyone on list to register. Those who do register at SimplyCircle, you can view/share photos, events, posts, links and more. This is great for afterschool clubs, PTA groups and even church or hobby groups. You can even use it to schedule carpooling. SimplyCircle offers a 3 tiers of service: free (up to 50 people), $15 annual fee (up to 100 people), and $150 annual fee (up to 2000 people).

Available for Android and iOS

Remind keeps students and parents abreast of important assignments, school trips, projects, and even school emergencies. You can schedule announcement in advance, attach files, show office hours, coordinate events, and even translate message (into over 70 languages.)

Available for Android and iOS

Educreations makes it easy to create engaging videos for students. Teachers can create videos from anywhere and store them in the cloud, so students can easily access and view and review.

Available in iOS

Schoology is an easy way for teachers to send out assignments, provide extra resources, post grades and engage parents and students. Teachers, students and parents all three create separate accounts. The parent’s account is attached to their child’s account, so they can easily track student progress and student grades. Schoology also offers accounts for college classes and corporate learning.

Available in Android and iOS

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Getting to Know Cellular Sales: Meet Market Trainer and Store Manager Miranda Klahn

  1. What do you do for Cellular Sales?

    Miranda Klahn

    Miranda Klahn

Currently, I am a market trainer and store manager. However, I am transitioning out of my manager role and into a market recruiting position.

  1. What do you enjoy about working at Cellular Sales?

I love the people that I work with. The Washington market is like a large family. Regardless of where I go, I am welcomed by smiling faces and open arms. Honestly, I could not work for, or with, better people.

  1. Can you share a particularly satisfying experience or proud moment from work?

There is a children’s hospital in our area, Doernbecher, that is particularly close to my heart. This hospital is part of the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland that, at the time, was going to receive an enormous donation from Nike, if they were able to match it. With the blessing of our regional directors, the McMinnville team held a summer long charity event to help them hit their goal. Although, the money that we gathered was relatively small in comparison to what they needed, it was amazing to see the community come together to help.

  1. What do you like about Cellular Sales that sets it apart from other companies?

Cellular Sales has a standard of doing your best for the benefit of others. This is something that the Washington market is passionate about, and it reflects in our culture as well as the relationships we build with our clients.

  1. What was the most unusual, interesting or fun job you had prior to joining Cellular Sales?

Prior to Cellular Sales, I was a pharmacy technician. It was a wonderful opportunity that allowed me to work with a group of fantastic women, as well as an opportunity to brighten someone’s day.

  1. What are some of your hobbies?

I love to hike! Really, I love anything that gets me out in nature. Oregon is so beautiful and the perfect spot for an outdoorsy girl!

  1. Do you have a good story about your team or something funny that happened at work?

I have endless stories about the McMinnville team. It is too difficult to choose just one, so I will tell you about the team instead. The M2 team is comprised of people who are filled with integrity and character. They lift each other up and are always willing to help one another, no questions asked. It has been an honor to work with such amazing people. I will truly miss spending my days with them.

  1. What kind of phone do you use?

I use the LG V10 J.

  1. How did you end up working for Cellular Sales? Referral, etc.

I was referred by my amazing husband, Jason.

  1. How are you different now than when you began your career with Cellular Sales?

There are many things about me that have changed. I have grown as a person. I have learned humility. Once I changed my focus from me to the people around me, life became more fulfilling. Due to this, my perspective has changed, and I am so thankful for it every day.

  1. Where do you see yourself or hope to be in the next five years?

Professionally, I will be working for CSOKI in one way or another. Personally, as long as I have a smile on my face and I am standing next to my husband, I am okay with whatever life brings me.

 

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