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Tools of The Trade: A Review of the Moleskine (Digital) Writing System

The Moleskine Writing System is a way to electronically document your  thoughts. It comes with an electronic pen with actual ink, and a real  paper book! The cool part is that both the pen and the book are coded to  a software application that records your every pen stroke on the  paper.

The Moleskine Writing System is a way to electronically document your thoughts. It comes with an electronic pen with actual ink, and a real paper book! The cool part is that both the pen and the book are coded to a software application that records your every pen stroke on the paper.

Making “Ctrl+” Your New Best Friend

Before the ubiquity of computers in the workplace, folks regularly used a  magnifying glass to read paper reports. I remember one of my professors  using one to read the paper in the cafeteria. Computers have brought  almost all forms of print up-close, but the problem is still there: the  font is often too small. Now we need to lean so close to read that  pixelated text that anyone seeing us wonders if we think it’s a place to  climb into – no joke, I was asked this once. But the computer exists to  make life easier with commands, and there is a very simple solution to  our problem.

Before the ubiquity of computers in the workplace, folks regularly used a magnifying glass to read paper reports. I remember one of my professors using one to read the paper in the cafeteria. Computers have brought almost all forms of print up-close, but the problem is still there: the font is often too small. Now we need to lean so close to read that pixelated text that anyone seeing us wonders if we think it’s a place to climb into – no joke, I was asked this once. But the computer exists to make life easier with commands, and there is a very simple solution to our problem.

Curate Your Image

As Collegiate Gigsters, we must understand that the photos we choose of ourselves to share with the world must convey the messages we want the world to receive from us. The right photo may increase our capacity to make a connection with a client. The right photo on social media will influence the type and frequency of visitors that engage with us online. The right photo will help propel us past our competition.


As Collegiate Gigsters, we must understand that the photos we choose of ourselves to share with the world must convey the messages we want the world to receive from us. The right photo may increase our capacity to make a connection with a client. The right photo on social media will influence the type and frequency of visitors that engage with us online. The right photo will help propel us past our competition.

To Tech or Not To Tech... In College Lectures

I was just recently engaged in a Facebook discussion where I expressed  my opinion about the use of electronic devices in my classrooms. I have  an Electronic Use policy included in all of my syllabi. I only allow  electronic devices for those students who have made arrangements with  the Disability Services Center on campus. One of those who shared online  was a college student who prefers not having laptops in class. For him,  they are most definitely a distraction. Another contributor, a faculty  member, said that we should not fight the tide or behave like  babysitters for the students.

I was just recently engaged in a Facebook discussion where I expressed my opinion about the use of electronic devices in my classrooms. I have an Electronic Use policy included in all of my syllabi. I only allow electronic devices for those students who have made arrangements with the Disability Services Center on campus. One of those who shared online was a college student who prefers not having laptops in class. For him, they are most definitely a distraction. Another contributor, a faculty member, said that we should not fight the tide or behave like babysitters for the students.