Come to Class - But Watch Out for the Homework

Education & Training with Tech Training for You!

Life has given me a pretty full schedule lately and I haven't had too much time to blog over the past few months.

I've got plenty of posts lined up in draft mode so don't think I've gone away! :)
More great stuff coming soon.

Meanwhile, when you come to Craig's Classroom, I promise to teach you something useful! But beware of the homework! I'll get you with it every time I'll expect you to apply what you've learned.

Here are some recent blog posts in case you missed them the first time around

Adding Social Media Icons
in Your Blog Signature

If you have a blog, you should consider putting icons with links to your other sites in your blog signature so people can easily follow you on your other sites.

Does Google Count You
as an Established Author?

Are your pages getting extra perks on the Google search results pages? In this post we talk about Google Authorship

Chromatize Your Gmail -
Some Cool Things You'll Get

Google Gmail is a very popular mail host. It is what I use for mail, how about you? Well, if you are using gmail check out a couple of very cool features of having gmail in the Chrome browser.

I Know of an ActiveRain SECRET Page - Let Me Take You There

Browsing and discovering new members of ActiveRain can be fun. Or maybe you have subscribed to somebody and you missed one of their posts otherwise. There is a page on ActiveRain that you can only get to if you know the URL. On the page there are some great ways to search for content. Let me show you how.

Mobile App Spotlight - Flipboard News Reader

Here's an app recommendation for you to browse recent news and blog posts on your mobile device. It has a great graphical interface that makes it very interesting to "flip" through what's new.

Facebook Ticker - See Your Friends Interactions

On the right side of the facebook window is an interesting view of activity by your friends that you might otherwise miss. What are they "liking" - what are they "commenting" on? Who is online right now. The ticker will show you.

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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Craig, it's always a pleasure to read your posts and to learn from you.  Missed you and thanks for this recap of some of the ones I've missed.

May 11, 2013 02:14 PM #12
Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker

Craig I love your posts. I learn alot. I will read them all in more detail when I'm not drinking margarits :) but seriously thanks for all the tips. I love the Googlr authorship, no one else in my area is doing it. I love seeing my photo on a Google search.

May 11, 2013 02:50 PM #13
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Craig.. Always homework to be done! The tasks never end. I think that I need to check out the Flipboard news reader. Not seen that one before. Thanks.

May 11, 2013 07:47 PM #14
Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Craig thank you so much!! Your blogs are always full of invaluable information and homework to be completed after reading them.

May 11, 2013 09:19 PM #15
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

BLiz - I love to hear that! :)

Jordon - thanks for visiting, appreciated

Dick - I'm eager to continue with video classes soon also! hope to do something soon

Walters - I'm glad you found something useful here :)

May 11, 2013 11:13 PM #16
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Eric - I figured that this wouild be a good way to tell everybody I'm still here! :)

Cheryl - my 'day job' is as a technical director in an architectural firm - my blogging/teaching/consulting is on my 'moonlighting' hours :)

Leah - always glad to see you my northern neighbor :)

Julie - don't you love that we have the google authorship advantage :)

Janis - my homework isn't that bad now is it

Ritu - I'm very happy you are able to get some tech help from me :)

May 11, 2013 11:18 PM #17
Marc McMaster
RE/MAX Centre Realty - State College, PA
Putting my clients before myself

Thanks for the link, I've actually been wondering how to add Twitter and Facebook icons to my profile so I'll be doing that this afternooon. 

May 11, 2013 11:25 PM #18
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Craig, this should keep us busy for a while. Thanks and good to see you again.

May 11, 2013 11:39 PM #19
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Craig....The tip king...The pappy of all appys...thank you for sharing...good post

May 12, 2013 12:05 AM #20
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Craig, congratulations on your well deserved feature!  69 Featured Posts

We are lucky to have you in AR as we learn from you every time you post!  Thanks!

Happy Mothers Day! 

May 12, 2013 12:11 AM #21
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Craig EVERY TIME you post something it is something I did not know about. So thank you for posting. I like this particular post because it covers a lot of things I am interested in, As I have told you before I am not a techie but not afraid to try. Sometimes I am a winner and sometimes not!

Thank You anyway!

May 12, 2013 01:23 AM #22
Helen and Larry Prier- Re-Max Gateway - Residential Real Estate
RE-MAX Gateway- Residential Real Estate Sales - Anacortes, WA
Anacortes & surrounding Skagit & Island Counties

craig you are always helpful. I uploaded Social media icons to my blog and will follow up with some of these other suggestions. 

May 12, 2013 03:58 AM #23
Hrisco & Associates
Hrisco & Associates - Roanoke, TX
Roanoke Homes for Sale - Roanoke Neighborhoods

Craig, I swear I learn something new everytime I visit your blog....thanks again for your OUTSTANDING, and I mean outstanding work on the revamp of my AR blog and signature.  

My AR friends, don't waist your time trying to do this yourself, it's great to know, but why do it yourself when you have a GURU like Craig you can hire for a reasonable fee, check out my new AR blog profile, and signature, just uploaded today....

Thanks again Craig...

May 13, 2013 05:48 AM #24
Aaron Hofmann
Atlanta Communities - Smyrna, GA
aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings

That's the great thing about real estate. We get to play around with a lot more technology than most folks do in their jobs. While I would never consider most agents to be in the techno crowd, we're definitely pulling them in that direction whether they like it or not.

May 14, 2013 07:07 AM #25
Janelle Ancillotti
Seneca Home Staging - Syracuse, NY
HSR Certified Home Stager, Syracuse, NY

Thanks Craig! Just used your easy directions to add social media icons to my blog signature. Hope it pays off in a good way!

May 14, 2013 09:55 PM #26
Bill and MaryAnn Wagner
Wagner Real Estate Group - Ocean City, NJ
Jersey Shore and South Jersey Real Estate
Thanks for the step-by-step instructions Craig!
May 19, 2013 12:12 AM #27
Don Hintz
2D-enterprises / HAUS Design, LLC - Anderson, IN


I've implemented Chrome into everything I do.  All the tools that Google offers for free, we must me nuts for not taking advantage of them.  Thanks for the other tips as well. As always, useful informationl.

May 29, 2013 01:14 AM #28
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Dear Craig -

I think of you everytime I format a post.
I learned so much from you!Hope you are doing well and thanks for this summary.

Have a happy day -

May 30, 2013 05:01 AM #29
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA

Ditto Lynn.....I learn something everytime I stop by and visit your blog....keep me enlightened, please

May 31, 2013 08:51 PM #30
Kenneth Cole
Weichert Realtors Appleseed Group, 2043 Richmond Ave. S.I.N.Y. 10314. office phone 718-698-9797, - Staten Island, NY
NYS Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Good day Craig;  You always have great stuff for us.  We're never too old to learn.

Jul 13, 2013 10:10 PM #31
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