Sleep Conductor | App Prototype for IDEO CoLAB Makeathon 2016

In March 2016, I participated in the IDEO CoLAB Makeathon 2016, an all-day workshop where we went through the IDEO design process to envision future applications for blockchain and Internet of Things technology. This article outlines my experience at the Makeathon, and the Sleep Conductor App Prototype our mighty team …

Search Canvas LMS with Chrome Custom Search Engines

If you’re an admin user of Canvas LMS by Instructure, you frequently have to navigate your account by searching for users and courses in the Admin panel’s search bars for “Users” and “Courses”. This is a snazzy trick that lets you search your Canvas instance directly from your Chrome browser’s …

Loop is Google Play Music on your Desktop

Google Play Music is my favorite music streaming service — but running it in my main browser has some drawbacks. Luckily Loop has emerged as a nice standalone desktop app for Google Play Music. It lets you keep your music player separate from your main browser, improving your overall performance …

Sandstorm.io for Teachers | Presentations

I’ve long been a believer that teachers should explore open source edtech tools as an alternative to all the free, freemium, ad-supported, and privacy-invading web applications that are marketed to us. In addition to all the great open source desktop applications, there are a lot of open alternatives to the …