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The newsletter highlights new sites, apps and other online services from an independent perspective. You get concise explanations of how a tool is useful and what to use it for, with examples, screenshots and use-cases, as in these recent posts.

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I’m an educator and journalist. I love creative tools that make life better. I spend a lot of time exploring new stuff — sites, apps, podcasts… I love sharing these in brief email bites. My day job: I’m director of teaching & learning at the Newmark Grad School of Journalism. I used to write for Time Magazine. Before that I was a violinist. More about me here on my site. Or on Twitter or LinkedIn or YouTube.

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I'm Director of Teaching and Learning at CUNY's Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. I write the Wonder Tools newsletter to help people discover the most valuable sites and resources for productivity and creativity.