MedZed: LiveBinders and Virtual Training

On our recent podcast we featured LiveBinders’ curators Dana Yousef and Esther Benons from MedZed, a telehealth company that works with high risk patients in their homes. Their nurses and physicians work both virtually and in person with their patients. Their use of LiveBinders within their Microsoft Teams portal has made training easier for everyone. In this highlight clip from the podcast, Esther shares her insight about how they meet the training requirements of different staff members in a post-COVID workplace using LiveBinders.

Success with Telehealth and Online Binders

Esther Benons and Dana Yousef – our latest guests on the Organize Success Podcast. Click to listen.

In our latest Organize Success podcast, Linda Houle and I welcome LiveBinders’ curators Dana Yousef and Esther Benons from an innovative healthcare company called MEDZED.  

MEDZED works with high-need patients within the comfort of their own homes.  Dana and Esther talk about MEDZED’s innovative approach to in-person and virtual care. They also share the clever way they use LiveBinders to keep both their nursing staff and their patients connected and informed through their online binders.

I love their cutting edge approach to health care and think that you will find that aspect of their practice very inspiring!  Also, for those of you who are in the midst of trying to manage resources and empower your colleagues and trainees, I think you will find their creative approach to integrating LiveBinders with Microsoft Teams very insightful.

Please click on this link to access podcast and referenced resources including the podcast transcript.

Videoconference Etiquette during COVID-19 and beyond

How quickly our lives have changed amid the COVID-19 pandemic! We won’t count the ways in this post, but what hasn’t changed, and will not change, is the need to demonstrate good manners with those with whom we interact.

The social distancing and self-isolation practices that have been implemented to keep us safe in this battle have driven more of us to use videoconferencing technology.  When meeting with co-workers, clients, teachers, classmates, telemedicine staff, etc. we want to use the time we have with them effectively so that our meetings are productive.  No one appreciates time wasted with avoidable technical issues, distracting background noises, or unnecessary chatter – verbally or in the chat box.

The Videoconference Etiquette LiveBinder offers a few selected web articles offering practical advice for having a successful meeting — whether you are leading a videoconference or participating in one.  This binder was created to be an easy read that you can share with whomever you think will find it useful.

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Please feel free to edit it – add tabs with text, web pages or videos that you would like to share with others.  To do this, create a free account with LiveBinders.  At the top of the Videoconference Etiquette binder there will be an Options button.  Click it and choose Copy.  This will add a copy of the binder to your LiveBinders “shelf”.  You can now edit the binder to make it your own.

If you have any questions while doing this, please contact us at support@livebinders.com.  We are always happy to help.

Stay safe and productive!

Remote Learning Assistance during COVID-19 and Beyond

Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to all of you who have taken the big step of social distancing to help all of us #flattenthecurve of the COVID19 virus.  It is proving to be the best course of action.  We also want to send our thanks and support to the doctors, nurses and caretakers who are risking their lives to save the infected.

Remote Learning Toolkit

The Remote Learning Toolkit is a fantastic, and timely, binder for those who are looking for free tools on how to get your remote classroom started. You’ll find templates for online attendance records, free online planning tools, whiteboards and chat applications.  Please feel free to use and copy Stella Maris Berdaxagar’s Remote Learning Toolkit Binder. This is a great example of app smashing at its best.

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COVID19 Explained

In terms of your knowledge of the virus and what it means to you, please take a moment to read this  article.   Written in very clear terms, it helps explain what is going on with the virus, how the data can guide us on the best course of action and what you can expect to happen in the immediate future.  It is worth reading and is very powerful.  Please share it with others.

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Sending safety and healing to all of you from all of us at LiveBinders.

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Green Gardening

Even though we’ve gotten a heavy dose of rain this past week, California is still on drought alert. But if you’re like me you still want to keep your garden blooming. I started a binder to collect interesting tips on how to maintain your garden on a tight water budget, and I’ll be adding other useful tips for keeping ‘green.’

Click on the link below to view websites with some helpful ideas for keeping your garden green and environmentally friendly. Once you open the LiveBinder, click on the tabs at the top of the page to go through the different articles and websites.

Purify your air with Plants

This binder is about the green way you can clean the air in your home. Some plants are excellent at cleaning pollution from indoor air. Dr. Bill Wolverton published his research at NASA to find plants that clean the air. These plants absorb toxic chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene which are commonly used in the production of clothing, furniture, mattresses, carpets, plastics and printing. One healthy plant can clean a 100 sq.ft. room of 87% of these contaminants in 24 hours. (try the Rubbert plant or Peace Lily).

Check out his inexpensive, well-illustrated, and extremely practical book – “How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Hofme of Office.”

To open the binder, click on the link below. Once the binder is launched, click through the tabs and subtabs in the binder below to view all the different websites that talk about plants and their purification value. Some sites will list plants that you can buy for your home.

LiveBinder It update!

We are happy to announce that the LiveBinder It bookmarklet tool has been updated.

Here are some of the changes in this release:

Auto-open:

Now when you add a link to a binder through the LiveBinder It bookmarklet tool, the binder will automatically open so that you can see where the link was added in your binder.

Non-conforming Links:

Some users have come across links that override the binder trying to open the link in its own browser window.  LiveBinder has now corrected that problem by adding the URL link to the tab page and launching a separate window for the web page.  Everytime you click on the tab of that particular link, the browser window will come to the front of the binder.

Error messages:

Any error messages caused by odd characters typed into a binder title has now been fixed.

To benefit from these new updates, replace your bookmarklet by going to livebinders.com/tool.

Let us know how it goes and if you encountered any problems.

Enjoy collecting!

Learning to compost

Living in San Francisco, we have the advantage of Sunset Scavenger, the company that removes our trash and recycling, taking care of the composting in our neighborhoods.  They provide the cans and pick up of the compost and all we have to do is put it out on the curb to get taken away.

However, if we wanted to keep the compost for our own use, we’d be out of luck.  This binder below has found several different websites that can give you guidelines on how to start your own compost.

Just click on the link below to view the different websites.  Enjoy!

Long Term Nexium Use

I started taking Nexium for my acid reflex a couple of years ago and just recently I noticed stiffness in my right knee and left elbow. I thought that the elbow pain I felt might have been caused by push ups and carrying a heavy hand bag, but my knees had never given me trouble before.

I decided to take a look on the web to see if other Nexium users had similar side effects and found that joint pain was on the list.

My doctor had suggested that I think about getting off of the Nexium in the near future, but I didn’t want to think about it since it was working so well.

However, since discovering this joint pain, I’ve gotten off of the medication. It’s only been a few days and I don’t expect the pain to go away that quickly, but I will keep this binder updated on my results.

I also haven’t had any real problems with my acid reflex since I stopped taking the medication, but I think it is because in the course of two years I have changed my diet and eating habits so that I know how to keep the acid from bothering me.

In the meantime, if you are taking Nexium, you might want to take a look at these websites to see what other people have experienced. Just click on the link below and click through the tabs on the binder page to got to the websites.

The best sunscreens on the market

I’ve found some interesting articles regarding the best sunscreens on the market today. ‘Parade’ magazine published a list of these products, which is in this binder. I also found another list from ‘Town and Country’ magazine.

Neutragena seems to be the best, but it is interesting to compare prices and products.

I also included an article from ‘Parade’ that talks about the importance of skin care and the right skin care products.

To open the binder just click on the link or binder icon below and click through the tabs to view the articles.

Enjoy!

Global warming

This binder is a collection of some recent articles regarding the effects of global warming.  Some of the events seem pretty startling.  It also lists some websites for groups that do not believe in global warming.   Their arguments are interesting.  We’ve also listed other websites that reveal studies that explain how global warming is happening.

We will keep posting new articles to the binder as they come up, so keep checking back by clicking on the binder to see more.

To view the binder click on the link below and then review articles and websites by clicking on the tabs.

Fresh produce delivered right to your door

Wouldn’t you love to have fresh, seasonal produce picked from your garden every week?   When I read this article by the SF Chronicle about fresh and seasonal produce delivered to your door, I realized that the trend might finally coming to the Bay area.

Looks like more people are shopping for organic produce, but they want even fresher produce than what their local markets can provide.  Bay Area residents are signing up with local farms to have fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables delivered directly to their homes.

To find one that will deliver in the San Francisco Bay Area, click on the binder link below to view 10 local farms that deliver.  Click on the different tabs in the binder to view the different farm websites, and the article from the San Francisco Chronicle.

Enjoy!

 

 

Eyelash Growth products

I walked into a cosmetic store the other day killing time before picking up the kids from school and couldn’t believe the eyelashes this young lady had.  I asked her if they were real and she said yes and began to tell me about this product called ‘Revitalash.’ 

First, I must tell you that her eyelashes were the most beautiful I’d ever seen – soft, long and lush both the top and the bottom lashes.  She told me that she applied a thin layer of this stuff right at the base of the hairline.  I asked if there were any side effects, she told me she hadn’t experienced any in the two years she’s used it.   She said that it was created by a opthamologist who’s wife had under gone chemotherapy and who had lost all of her beautiful lashes as a result.  He created this product for her.   She told me that a key ingredient is used for glaucoma patients.  I thought that was pretty interesting.

So I went online to find out more about this product and some others that also work to re-grow your lashes.  Click on the sub-tabs above to hear people’s testimony (from Amazon) and also other ‘blogs’ about the product.  Enjoy!

Get motivated

It seems like more and more people are either feeling like the world is going to end, or they are reaching for their dreams and taking chances on their life goals.  In any case, the demand for motivational coaches and mentors seems to be on the rise.  The following binder has a couple of articles written on what they are calling ‘Motivational Culture.’

To open the binder click on the link below and browse through the tabs to read the articles.