5 Free Apps to Supercharge Your Productivity

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Productivity, Technology, Time Management | 6 comments

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When I sit down to work on a blog post, one of the first things I do is log off of Facebook and email. This is because every time I stop to check a notification, I will undoubtedly fall into the procrastination wormhole that leads me meandering across the Internet and reading things that have nothing to do with my original blog post. According to this Wall Street Journal article, “It takes more than 25 minutes, on average, to resume a task after being interrupted.” Even worse, “It takes an additional 15 minutes to regain the same intense focus or ‘flow’ as before the interruption.” That’s forty entire minutes. And that doesn’t even take into consideration multiple interruptions.

Of course, interruptions are an unavoidable part of daily life. But we can limit them! And we can also find ways to make ourselves more organized and more productive so we will have a little more time left over once we finally find our way out of that wormhole. Today, I’ve put together a list of five of my favorite apps that help me work smarter and faster. All of these are absolutely free and some you can download right onto your computer.

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Building a Successful YouTube Channel: Celebrating Over 100,000 Views!

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Education, Technology, Videos | 11 comments

YouTube Grammar Vids for KidsWe recently reached over 100,000 views on our YouTube Channel thanks to all of our loyal followers!

What was our secret to generating so many views?

Really, we can only attribute it to all of our wonderful followers and our mission to continue creating fun, free, high-quality educational videos.

YouTube is a great platform for sharing your message, promoting your blog, and building community.

Here at Inkwell Scholars, we use YouTube to host our educational videos. In this post, I’ll share with you the history of how we got started and began developing our grammar video series, and five steps you can follow to also build a successful YouTube Channel.

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating Your First Website

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Creativity, Technology | 7 comments

Ultimate Guide to Creating Your First Website | Inkwell Scholars

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If you’re a regular reader of the Inkwell Scholars blog, you’re probably incredibly smart and creative, and you’re passionate about inspiring others. And that means you should have your own website.

A website is one of the best ways to showcase your ideas and share them with the world. You can start a blog where you write daily and practice your writing skills. Or set up a website built around a favorite hobby where you teach others how to get involved. If you’re entrepreneurial, you might even be able to turn your website into a business in the future.

In today’s post, I’ve put together a quick and easy guide of six steps to follow as you create your first self-hosted website.

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5 Free Websites That Teach How To Code Online

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Education, Technology | 4 comments

Your dog learning how to code.

Even your dog is learning how to code. Smart dog.

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Why You Should Learn How To Code

Ever wondered how you could program your own app for a smart phone or tablet computer? Or build an online game? Learning the magic of computer coding is now easier than ever, and it’s an invaluable skill to master.

Nearly every business has an online presence. Knowing how to code will give a boost to your resumé at any job position you apply to in the future. It can also help you if you choose to start your own business.

And, even if you are not particularly interested in the inner workings of technology, coding is a great way to exercise your brain.

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