My laptop is lonely

Since I received a new iPad, my laptop has become very lonely.  I find myself carrying my iPad everywhere I go.  I prefer to use it because it is so portable.  I find there are a lot of things it replaces and it keeps everything I need in one spot.

Here are a few things I’ve done in the past week with my iPad.

  • Updated my calendar
  • Read a book on my Kindle app Skimmed an article online
  • Wrote and published this blog
  • Sent a tweet
  • Changed my Facebook status
  • Used my highlighted app for key points in the Common Core State Standards document
  • Played a little solitaire
  • Took notes from a webinar
  • Checked all three email accounts in one location
  • Ordered books
  • Enrolled my child in summer classes
  • Used maps feature to plan my route to a professional development day
  • Skyped a friend
  • Piped in music on Pandora
  • Read the newspaper
  • Downloaded documents into folders for later retrieval
  • Previewed a Prezi online

I do still like my laptop, but it is more of a relationship of respect now. The one thing it does offer is a little bit of warmth and I suppose I could use it as a foot rest when I am using my  iPad!


I am a school improvement specialist for ESSDACK in Hutchinson, KS. Before I came to ESSDACK, I was a teacher and school principal for 18 years. My passion is to help move people through change. My favorite thing to do in education is to work with school leaders and teachers to help them develop frameworks that will produce lasting effects and ultimately help each student become the best version of herself. I am also a proud mother of one daughter. When I am not working, I spend my time enjoying her artistic abilities in art, music and theater. In addition to this blog, I also contribute to the following blogs I have always had an interest in making things better and find technology to be one way that we can make that happen. I may not know everything there is to know, but I am willing to give it a try. You can stay in touch with me in the following ways Email SKYPE imastrawngirl Twitter imastrawngirl Plurk imastrawngirl Address ESSDACK 1500 East 11th Hutchinson, KS 67501 Phone 620-663-9566

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