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Walden Magazine // Jan 01, 2014

Our Must Haves: Applications at Your Fingertips

Alumni recommend applications to help further your career.

Are you looking for the next site, app, or tool to further your work? Here, alumni share what’s helped them advance their careers and causes:

Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (Wolters Kluwer Health)

“As an associate professor of nursing, I enjoy interacting with simulation case scenarios—and sharing them with my students. They offer real-life experiences through textbook technology and help keep nursing students focused in today's fast-changing healthcare environment.”
Dr. Maureen Kroning ’13, ’07Doctor of Education (EdD) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

“Scholastic offers free lesson plans and classroom resources to help teachers engage students, differentiate instruction, and monitor their progress. Also look for its supplementary books about the explosion of technology and digital learning.”
Cesily Rosario ’13MS in Education

The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership and Life by Robert K. Cooper

“The Other 90% is a thought-provoking adventure into leadership and what it means to be truly alive and thrive in all areas of life.”
Robynne Mansfield ’12MS in Health Informatics

“Wix allows you to create a professional website for free. I have been using this tool to develop my small business, Cultivating Gardens. It’s so user-friendly. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to create a website.”
Claudia Noble-Levingston ’12Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance by Dee Jacob, Suzan Bergland, and Jeff Cox

“Velocity in business means your organization can achieve operational speed with strategic direction to outmaneuver competitors, gain customer loyalty, and rapidly build sustainable earning growth. This book showed me how to effect change, build acceptance among our employees, and adapt our standard operating procedures.”
Dale Norbeck ’12 | MS in Management

“I love this site because it allows me to organize and categorize my classroom books on an online bookshelf, which means everything is in one place. The site also offers lesson plan ideas, activities to use in the classroom, and a crossword puzzle maker!”
Amy Brooks ’11MS in Education

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

“In Big Data, the authors argue that with the rapid expansion of computing power, data gathering, and storage capabilities, we are no longer confined to selecting small samples—we can use all data. I have structured a lecture on the book to expose students to the new realities of data collection and use, which is more reflective of the world they will enter. I recommend the book to anyone interested in research methods.”
Dr. David Burlingame ’11PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Seeing the Big Picture: Business Acumen to Build Your Credibility, Career, and Company by Kevin Cope

“As a project manager, I’m constantly in touch with upper management. Those daily conversations require a background in finance. This book helped me tremendously by making financial concepts understandable and approachable.”
Henry-Robert Jean ’10Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Remember the Milk

“This is the best to-do app out there. I use it to keep track of important dates, events, deadlines, and even shopping lists. You can access it on any device or on the Web and create multiple lists, add tags, and delegate tasks to others.”
Tiffany Turpin Johnson ’08MS in Psychology

“As a teacher, the Kahn Academy gives me new strategies to teach math concepts. I even encourage my students who have computers at home to use it since it covers math, science, finance, and history.”
Monica A. Fernandez ’06MS in Education

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