Between July and December of 2010, QR codes usage increased a whopping 1200%, and in June 2011 alone, 14 million people scanned QR codes on their phones. Smart devices such as a smart phone, iPod Touch, and iPad can read QR codes. The device must have scanning (camera) capabilities, internet access, and an app called a QR reader, available through app stores. Most QR reader apps are free for download. With so many people using smart phones, most technology experts predict QR code usage will continue to increase.
Is it just me, or are QR codes, those funky little squares that look a barcode’s blocky big sister, everywhere lately? Look around. I’ve seen QR codes – so named for the “quick response” they can garner – in print ads, in blog posts, on my takeout! Even Macy’s has gotten on board, with its… Continue Reading »
Last week to kill time while waiting on an appointment, I opened Facebook on my phone. There was a lot of commotion in the Facebook community – they had changed the interface. Users were up in arms, “how dare they,” “bring it back,” “this is different!” Instead of status updates about children and daily routines,… Continue Reading »
Spending some time with Dave Ramsey will get you thinking about debt and credit.
Dave’s stance on giving is impressive—and taking the class has helped me understand another reason it’s so popular with churches.
“Since we’re a mobile church, we used to have to wait for the pastor to show up with his jump drive,” Chris said. “Same thing with our music – we’d be waiting for the worship person to show up on Sunday mornings, hoping we’d get everything set up on time.”
What if we designed teams based upon our strengths? Is someone on your team better at creating to-do lists and someone else better at delegation of tasks? Break those duties up appropriately.
And what if we created an IT system that relied on our strengths?
It seems like every week, there’s a new story about how insecure our computer systems can be. Check out this infographic on data loss, share it with others, and in the comments, tell us what steps you’ve taken, either with your personal computing or with your ministry, to protect your data.
The days of handwritten report cards and backpack mail have just about gone away. Long registration lines are sure to get shorter. Unexpected failing grades will soon become obsolete. Today, schools are deploying web technologies to manage student records, and often they find unexpected benefits and challenges. Online portals create brand new interactions between parents,… Continue Reading »