The Right Direction with a Thumb Compass

If you enjoy sports like orienteering, adventure racing, or just hiking in the woods, you’ve probably used a compass. Most of us are familiar with the basic base plate compass, but many, especially in orienteering, have long since switched over to thumb compasses. Let’s take a closer look at what a thumb compass looks like, how to use it (there are a few methods!), and what some of the more popular choices are.

Suspicious Email? 5 Strategies to Protect Yourself

From time to time, suspicious email arrives in your email inbox. It doesn’t matter what email system you use, from Gmail, to Outlook, or any other tools to pickup mail – they’re all susceptible to hacking, phishing, and malicious link attacks. Here’s what to do when you get an email that looks suspicious.

Why the Signature?

You may have noticed I added my signature at the top of the website. A brand, if you will. Why?

Connecting Classrooms using Google Hangouts | Google Summit #ITIP2017

Connecting students with each other is easier than ever, and free with Google Hangouts. All you need is a Google account and a device with a webcam. Join this session to learn how we connected 4 classrooms from two districts with an international speaker, and made it all happen. We’ll discuss the planning it took, the logistics and technical requirements, and how to make the curriculum come alive!

Beautiful Data with Google Sheets | Google Summit #ITIP2017

Do you collect data using Google Forms & Google Sheets? Are you frustrated by having to edit the data to make it usable, and make it look good? If so, join this session to learn how to filter, sort, and validate data, change upper and lower cases, combine and break data apart, and automate it all! The session is designed for users that already have a working knowledge of Forms and Sheets, and are ready to take the next step in wrangling data.

Anderas, Todd, and Bob at Flying Pig XXI

Flying Pig XXI Recap and Results | 2017

Todd and I drove out together to Indiana to run in the Flying Pig XXI last week, and had a great time. Courses were well laid out, fair, and fairly technical with lots of navigational change on the fly. In addition, we got to see a few new control locations like pits that we don’t have much in the Cuyahoga Valley. Here’s a breakdown of each race.

About Andreas

I am an action-oriented problem-solver, with years of experience in cross-functional, and cross-departmental work (both as a direct employee and as a consultant), and I enjoy finding effective win-win solutions to complex problems through effective group facilitation techniques.

Book Review | 1984

1984 | by George Orwell TLDR: We learn about the life of Winston, and his secret (or are they?) thoughts about Big Brother, fighting …