I get more than a dozen requests every week from folks who want me to post about their great new product that will revolutionize education at no cost. They always start out with something specific about my blog to show me they have read it and they are a fan, but the truth is, my blog is not about the latest and greatest free education products. For that you can go to Richard Byrne's fantastic Free Technology for Teachers blog.
But, sometimes a product comes my way that I love. A product I don't know how I lived without. A product that lets educators and parents have more time to focus on real and relevant learning. When that happens, which is an infrequent occurrence, I, of course, must share here.
So what is this product?
It is called Unroll.me. It lets you regain control of your mailbox by combing through it and finding everything that you've subscribed to. Then, you can roll those subscriptions up into one daily digest that gets delivered like a beautiful Pinterest board, unless...you want to unsubscribe which you can do with a simple and easy click, with all your subscriptions in one place in a sortable format.
This is what it looks like.
Unroll.me has completely transformed my mailbox. Clutter be gone. Unsubscribe in a snap. And, I get all the things I want to read delivered beautifully in one email. The service also combs through your mailbox to find new subscriptions. I was subscribed to more than 100 things. Most I never intentionally subscribed to or have forgotten why I have. This service has been a dream.
For you visual learners, here's a video describing the service.
- Employment extinction: I know a few people who have started businesses that help people manage their email box. This free service eliminates this job.
- Incompatible with Outlook: This does not work with Outlook.
If you want to keep someone employed with a job that has now been automated for free or if you only use Outlook, this is not a service for you. Otherwise, you need to go to unroll.me now!
Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.
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