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Did you know it’s a proven fact that women tend to have more tabs open in their browser then men do? I see this in my family as well. My hubby and son only have one or two tabs open at a time. Me… at least 10. Today it’s gotta by about 30. So why is this? Why are so many tabs open in my browser? What causes this?
There are a variety of reasons why we have so many tabs open. In fact I’ve talked about tabs open in my browser before.
For me it’s a “I’ll get to a later syndrome”. Because there is something I want to keep or I want to look more into, so I leave the window open so I can go back to it when I have time. Problem is… I rarely make time to do so and I end up having way to many tabs open.
For others it’s a “I’m doing a bunch of things and want to have all the things I’m working on right at my finger tips”.
And sometimes it’s just a matter of you are reading an interesting article with links to sources. You click on them with the intention of following through. One thing tends to lead to another in this situations.
Solutions for too many tabs
Do you know that I am learning the value of bookmarking? Just save it to a tab on my bookmarks bar. I have things like school work, generic pages, my websites (and stuff that supports them), rabbits, recipes I want to try, info on diabetic cats and so forth. It keeps things organized.
Within each of those tabs I have other categories such as under school work I have “The lad’s current course work”, “curriculum for next year”, “interesting ideas”, “for me”, and so forth. I would take a picture of one of them but can’t figure out how to do so. 🙂
When I remember, I use all those bookmarks wisely and it keeps my tabs open count much lower.
Fingertips: Use trello or similar
Another tool I have learned to use is trello. With trello you can organize your information so it’s all at your fingertips. Working on a project and found an interesting webpage? Save it! Then you can come back to it and have everything right there when you need it.
Just X them out
Sometimes you need to make a choice. Close that tab. Let it stop being a distraction. Ask yourself: Can I find this information later? Do I need this right now? Is this really worth slowing down my browser? Where can I bookmark it to? Just call it done and a day!
What Tabs Am I Closing?
On-line Learning Resources
Avon Maitland School Board. Help for K-12 while schools are closed for Covid-19.
PHET resources. Just some interesting math.
Education Companies Temporary Free Subscriptions. Some companies are choosing to be kind during this Covid-19 scare.
Ontario’s Learning Hub for highschool students.
Of course I have SchoolhouseTeachers.com open as I continue to work through Inkscape.
Architecture Unit Study that I thought the lad might be interested in.
Animals of Fresh Water Marshes which I was intrigued by.
I use Trello for different things, but I saw Airtable and I’m considering giving it closer look.
My lad has been struggling a bit with his grammar book so I thought I would look into other options. Not settled on getting something different yet, but just wanting to know what might work. Easy Grammar, Daily Grammar, Grammar and Language Book,
Look up things in Canada’s History. Historica Canada.
If you haven’t discovered Archive.org yet, I’m sad for you. Lots of archived materials here. Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
A novel Study on Japanese internment. Good unit for the lad.
Homeschool Manager listed some vendors who are doing conference pricing with all the conferences that are not being hosted.
Notgrass Catalogue. Was looking at history and economics. Still thinking. I’ve heard many good things about Notgrass.
Dr. D Math Courses. My son likes Dr. D.
- Google’s Link Building Tips.
- FTC Guidelines.
- Sarah has interesting posts on XeraSupport.
- Training on how to write a bible study. Put out by Flourish Writers.
Curiousity Stream I often wonder about getting, and it keeps showing up in the facebook feed. I just am leery about commitment, and wondering if it’s really worth it.
Life Bible Booklets. Discovered these, thought they might be helpful to some folks.
Posts Where I am Mentioned.
Others in this Series
- Add in your life.
- Edmund Burke, philosopher.
- Clarity in Writing.
- Deep Runs the Well.
- Ease of Consistent Schedules.
- Fantastic Ways to learn History.
- Going Through Browswer Tabs.
- Hiding the Unknown.
- Invested in Health.
- William James, philosopher.
- Key books for Middle School.
- Looking for Picture Books.
- Making Facebook Easier.
- New Direction.
- Online Homeschool Conference.
- Studies in Philippians.
- Reading Aloud with Teens.
- Science Equipment fails.
- Turkey Vegetable Soup.
- Understanding Deuteronomy.
- Evening Basket Time.
- When Field Trips are out of Reach.
- Extra Resources for Time Off.
- Why? Why So many Tabs Open?