• Work and Career

    Why You Should Start a Personal Blog and How to Get Started

    Why blog, you ask? Blogging is a great creative exercise! You don’t even have to be a writer to own a blog. Everyone who has something to say and information to share can own a blog, and there’s something so rewarding about seeing your thoughts and words published in your little corner of the worldwide web and having other people read them. When you have a personal blog, you are required to keep it updated. Thus, you are required to blog as often as necessary, which is a good thing because blogging improves your writing. The more often you blog, the better you become at stringing your words together to get…

  • EdTech,  Work and Career

    4 Coolest Gadgets for Your Classroom

    Teaching in class using tech today has traditionally been with the use of either computers or presentation devices such as projectors. Optimally, these would have been sufficient enough. However, seriously advanced tech-wise in the past few years, and there are now far more options and features available on various gadgets that may be efficient for use in the classroom. What are these you ask? Well, let’s look at the four coolest gadgets you can have for you classroom. Wireless External HDDs Let’s start with something basic and generic. In our mobile device era, owning a smartphone or tablet in the modern classroom is the norm. So, what better way to…

  • Work and Career

    A Teacher’s Guide to Spending a Relaxing Weekend

    When students hear the word “break,” their eyes sparkle like diamonds. For some teachers, however, having a break may mean having the time to finish some papers or reports or having to read books and complete overdue research. Teachers are humans, too. As humans, we need a “break” in the real sense of the word. However, as a teacher, set yourself guidelines as to what you want to accomplish on these breaks. A bit of downtime makes a world of difference to your working week. 1. Never procrastinate. If you want a worry-free weekend, the first step is to get rid of school matters bugging your mind. How do you…

  • Work and Career

    Freelancers Guide to Finding Clients

    Freelance work is always a good venture. You can work wherever you want. You have flexible hours. You are your own boss. There is just one struggle every freelancer experiences: finding clients who pay. In an ideal scenario, and when you have established yourself in the industry, clients should be the one coming to you, not the other way around. However, while you are still new in the freelance business, you have to do most of the work first. Clients will always be there. You just have to find them and show them what you can offer. Finding clients is not difficult. Simply develop a plan, have a solid work…

  • Technology,  Work and Career

    Beginner’s Guide to LinkedIn

    LinkedIn is arguably the worlds best professional social networks. Its foundations are similar to other social media platforms, but it is grounded on the professionalism that runs through its website. Over 3 million companies and more than 238 million professionals around the world have a LinkedIn profile. As such, it is high time that you create yours. LinkedIn is not only a social networking website where you view your friends’ pages; it is a platform to connect with colleagues and is used by businesses to find potential employees. It is a community where people share professional content and linkages. Many professionals use LinkedIn as an online CV where they put…