I SPEND A LOT OF TIME working in remote locations so I'm grateful for the ease of use I get with my durable Brydge keyboard. It connects to my Note 9 the moment I switch it on with no requirement to push a button or select a setting.
The very versatile Note 9 and its small footprint make it easy to occupy cramped spaces and get things done. I'm improving my distributed networking skills by leveraging the workflow that comes with knowing how to best use time and space.
I ride commuter trains on Irish Rail and that means I have space for a cup of coffee and a scone in front of me. That's the same amount of space occupied by the Brydge keyboard and the Samsung Note 9. So I'm happy to occupy this small footprint with my renewed love for the very versatile Brydge keyboard and its exceptionally easy connectivity to my Note 9.
I'm very happy with DayOne (the app), Brydge Mini (a keyboard I bought two years ago to work with the iPad Mini), and the Note 9 (amazed by its 6 GB of RAM and its 128 GB main memory). I've started comparing the mobile gear I have in a well-worn camera bag with students who often give up meals to afford high quality mobile gear. I'm learning from those students and can definitely pronounce a takeaway of the week: Get a phone with more than 2 GB of RAM.
I need to use the black Moleskine you can see in the accompanying photo to develop show notes for a recording I plan to use in a podcast with one of my third year students as we both walk through "effective workflow for third level study sessions". I've heard specific critiques from students about Classroom OneNote, Microsoft OneDrive, Moodle, and newsfeeds. I want to discuss these items with Adian Murphy, a creative media and design student who is helping me improve my teaching practice. In doing that, I think we will propose a learning practice that effectively leverages the digital literacies of creative students across Ireland.