The Blog of Mike Paul

Rethinking What It Means to Be An Educator

Using the Checkmark Chrome Extension

In the world of a teacher, time is the commodity that we can't seem to get enough of. We're always looking for ways to get extra minutes in our day, especially writing teachers. Imagine having to grade or review 120 papers. How long will it take you? You need tools to...

The Must-Have USB-C Accessories for your Macbook Pro

I know, I know. We're all still trying to figure out exactly what Apple is doing with that TouchBar thingie on the new Macbook Pros. I haven't fooled around with it yet, so I'm not sure. What I'm more aggravated with is that if I get a new Pro (which is likely as I'm...

10 Creative Ways Teachers Can Use Evernote

I don’t remember exactly when I signed up for Evernote, but I know it was several years ago. Probably even as far back as the beta in 2008. Regretfully, I haven’t really taken advantage of this amazing and powerful tool as much as I probably should have. That’s all...

How to Reignite Your Passion

Have you ever gotten to the point in your life that you just feel completely overwhelmed? You can't remember what you were supposed to be doing because you were thinking about all the things you had to get done and all the things that you should have already gotten...