Archive for September, 2012

Ask and You Shall Receive

Posted on September 4, 2012. Filed under: Grade 1 & 2, Social Networking, teaching and learning, Technology |

Well, it goes to show that sometimes all you have to do is ask.  Last night at about 10:30 I decided to try my luck with some online e signature businesses.  As a primary school teacher, I am seriously so sick of sending permission form after permission form home with kids, and not only that, trying to organize them as they come back… and track down the little monkeys who lost theirs or as I like to call it, the “backpack monster” ate it.  I decided that I have to try using online signatures for my parents, but the problem is that as one classroom teacher, I can’t afford to pay the $15/month fee it costs for me to send unlimited documents to unlimited people… so I honestly decided to try and send some emails asking for free subscriptions and promising them that I would do EVERYTHING I could to sell this to other teachers whether that means blogging, tweeting, Facebooking or taking these ideas to the ISTE conference.  (No I’m not an online signature prostitute! But yes, I did sell myself to them!) Ideally, I was hoping that a company would partner with me, make my year so easy, and then decide to set up a trade booth at ISTE where I could be an endorser, OR if I really love it and it changes everything I would even want to submit a proposal to be a poster session presenter at ISTE.

Well, after sending an email late last night to RightSignature, EchoSign and E-SignLive I got a reply back at 6:54 this morning from Adobe EchoSign offering me a free Enterprise account.  This account regularly costs someone $299/month with practically unlimited options.  They loved my enthusiasm, and honestly for the amount of PR I am going to be doing for them, I’ve got to say, I will earn them that $300/month back.

So far, they have asked me to sign up for the free account, and they will add the “extras,” on asap.  I am SO excited, and I have already posted our class media release on our class blog for parents to sign and send back to me online.  From day one of school I am already saving trees and DEFINITELY saving time. This is going to be a good year.

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Blog domain change!

Posted on September 2, 2012. Filed under: Blog on Blogging, Technology |

I have decided that I am going to change my blog domain to my married name rather than my maiden name!  I have been married 4 years now, I think it’s about time!

I wasn’t sure if this is something I wanted to do, as I was afraid I would lose traffic to my blog, but I decided that most of the traffic I receive is from online searches anyways, so I doubt most traffic will be affected.  I am hoping to get the domain mrsmaley.wordpress.com but right now it says it is unavailable.  I will try to switch it over soon, so keep watch!

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