My Favorite WordPress Plugins and Themes 2015

I’ve been using self-hosted WordPress for 6 years now, and I’ve experimented with several site plugins to add different features to my sites. This is a short list of the plugins and themes I keep coming back to year after year. Here on Ted Curran.net, the focus is on reading …

How do you stay current in your field?

Often, teachers approach me asking if they should be on Twitter. I use it and G+ to find and follow people who can teach me new things. As opposed to Facebook where I stay connected to my personal friends, Twitter and G+ are places to group around shared interests. Let’s …

GRUML: Google Reader on your Desktop

Image by Sue Waters via Flickr As you may have gathered from my defense of desktop email clients, I prefer desktop apps to webapps any day of the week. Even if the app is powered by a web data service (like Gmail), desktop applications can take advantage of the massive …

Offline is the New Online

Image via CrunchBase Web 2.0 has beguiled us to forsake our old offline apps and turn to the online cloud for more and more of our data needs. CNET’s Buzz Out Loud podcast proclaimed that “Offline is the New Online” when Google Gears came out in 2008. Our email files …