Tuesday, January 3, 2023

A Cool Tool for Uncluttering and Saving Online Articles

Unclutter is a free and open-source Chrome and Firefox browser extension that anyone can use to remove the clutter from a web page. That's not all that Unclutter does. It also lets you save articles to read later, highlight and annotate articles that you save, and Unclutter lets you adjust the size and contrast of the text displayed on your screen. 

The clutter that Unclutter removes from web pages include all sidebar content as well as all advertisements appearing above, below, and in the body of an article. Removing the advertisements appearing in the body of an article is a particularly helpful feature on sites like recipe websites that seem to have an advertisement appearing between every paragraph. 

Watch the video that is embedded below to see how Unclutter works. 

Video - A Cool Tool for Uncluttering and Saving Online Articles

Applications for Education
Besides removing distracting advertisements from web pages, the best aspect of Unclutter is the ability to highlight and annotate articles that you're saving. Adding some highlights and annotations to a saved article can be very helpful to students when they revisit those articles while writing a research paper or preparing a presentation.

How to Create a Podcast on Your Android Phone

The new year is here! If one of your goals for 2023 is to finally start that podcast you've been thinking about, Anchor offers an easy to get started. In fact, you can record, edit, and publish an entire podcast on your pone by using Anchor's free Android app

To get started on creating a podcast on your Android phone first install the free Anchor app and then sign-up for a free account. Once you're signed into your free account simply follow the guided steps on the screen to name your podcast, get a URL for your podcast, and record your first podcast segments and episodes. When you're happy with your first recording, you can publish it directly from your phone. 

Watch the video that is embedded below to see the whole process of creating your first podcast on your Android phone. 

Video - How to Create a Podcast on Your Android Phone

Applications for Education
Last winter I published a list of ten podcast topics for students. That list also includes directions for making podcasts with Anchor's web browser application. You can see the list and tutorial here.

A Memory and a New Course

Just about the only thing keeping me on Facebook these days are the memories reminding me of where I’ve been. Back in December one of those memories was of a post I made in 2008 in which I wrote, “is wondering how to make money appear out of thin air.” (That was written back in the days when every FB post was the completion of a prompt like, “Richard is…”)  

I remember exactly where I was when I wrote that. I was sitting at the kitchen table in an apartment that was freezing cold because it was poorly insulated, propane prices had soared, and I was a broke teacher (partly because of the fuel prices).

Well I didn’t figure out a way to make money appear out of thin air, but I did figure out some ways that I could make a little bit of money without having to get a second job. At first it was just enough to put a little breathing room between paychecks. Today, it’s the money that I bank for my daughters’ college funds.

What I started to figure out back in the cold winter of 2008/09 were some ways to create and sell digital products and services. Over the years I’ve made some mistakes and refined my methods. And in a new course starting next week I will share those lessons with you.

In this new four-part course I’ll show you how I create my digital products and how I sell them today without using marketplaces like TpT.

If you’re interested in learning how to put a little more money in your pocket in the new year, join me for How to Create & Sell Your Digital Products in 2023.

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