Teacher, musician, and technologist, Robby Burns
will be joining us from Ellicott City, Maryland to share how he uses OmniFocus and complementary productivity apps to keep his active life on track. Robby has been using OmniFocus since 2010. He has a long history with Apple technologies and was originally drawn to OmniFocus’ deep integration with Apple’s operating systems. He especially appreciates that the Omni Group is quick to add support for new Apple technologies.
Robby Burns’ Approach to OmniFocus
During the LIVE session, Robby will share details of his OmniFocus setup and workflows, including:
- How and when he uses OmniFocus on his iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
- Adjustments that he’s made to his use of OmniFocus and complementary productivity apps since switching from in-person to virtual teaching.
- His strategy for using tags.
- How he uses the Forecast perspective to keep his calendar lined up with his commitments.
- How he uses defer dates to relieve the stress of seeing too many things at once.
- Custom perspectives that help him hone in on his most important tasks, including his “Top 3” perspective that narrows his focus to only three items.
- How he creates OmniFocus projects based on templates stored in Drafts.
While You’re Waiting
While you’re waiting, you can get a taste of Robby’s approach to OmniFocus. Check out the Staying On Top Of Teaching Responsibilities With Omnifocus Perspectives
and Never Miss A Task, With Project Templates
posts on his blog.
About Robby Burns
is a music educator and freelance percussionist based in Ellicott City, Maryland. Robby has taught everything from elementary school classes to university ensembles and currently teaches band at music at a middle school in the Howard County Public School System. He also teaches private percussion lessons and is a called upon adjudicator, arranger, ensemble coach, and clinician.
Robby has taken deep dives into a variety of technologies and has presented sessions at conferences for music educators all over the country on the subject of music production software, cloud services, Apple products, and their connection to productivity and creativity in the music classroom. Robby’s book, Digital Organization Tips for Music Teachers
, was published by Oxford University Press and is available for purchase. He writes and speaks about music, education, and technology on his blog and podcast, Music Ed Tech Talk
An Interactive Experience
During the live session, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and share insights using the chatbox and audio/video conferencing. You’re welcome to join the live session 15 minutes before the start time to familiarize yourself with the online meeting technology we’re using and for an informal chat with other participants. The live session will remain active for 15 minutes after the completion time for additional questions and sharing.