#NerdAlert! We summed up some of these great ideas with a little video as an experiment with Animoto’s new marketing video features!
And now the post…
#HelpANerdOut I love this question we received from Linda V…. “When I take a break from working, I end up hanging out on Facebook or wherever — totally wasting time.
Anybody have suggestions for educational but fun sites that I can use for a break but will help me learn something as well?”
Donna M: Classes on Udemy – quality varies, but I’ve taken a few. I’m an IAAP member so I participate in admin skills webinars (costs vary from free to $15). Microsoft has short video tutorials, all free. I hear Lynda.com is good but I’ve never used it.
Maggie T: Two options: Corporately, we’ve enjoyed the seminars on SkillShare. It’s affordable with great content. Personally, I’ve started listening to podcasts from Joel Osteen for some positive thoughts. Those are free on iTunes.
Julie J: I like Duolingo to help learn a language, or Khan Academy to brush up on some math skills I have forgotten since grade school.
Joanne B: Tell StumbleUpon your interests (Art, Literature, History, Music, cooking) – anything, to direct your stumbling.
Terry T: I love Duolingo. I can practice my French and Spanish, and I am learning some Italian. It won’t make you fluent, but it is fun practice and free. If you want to pay for a course, I really enjoyed an art history course from Sophia.org, but it was a lot of work.
Amanda B: You can never go wrong with Ted Talks.
How did you make this cute video?!
I did it on Animoto. The expensive version. 🙁
Since it’s nice outside, the best break for our back, neck and brain is to get away from our computer and go on a walk. I use Pandora for this.