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Craig's Classroom Blog is a series of short technology articles for Real Estate Professionals. You will learn how to work with and improve on your online points of presence. Craig teaches about practical technology usage that you will find useful in your daily workflow. Work smarter!
Niki Parekh has asked us to show what ActiveRain means to us via a collage presentation challenge. Sounds like fun! Little did I know how much time this was going to take me! LOL... that's ok - it was a fun project! All of you that have subscribed to me and come visit my blog with your appreciat...
There is an ENORMOUS amount of information that is put in front of us each day on the web. Google Bookmarks is what I am featuring today to help you find "that article" again when you have more time to read through it. Perhaps it is an article that has great info and you know there will be oppor...
If you've seen my photo blogging series, you'll know I like to share my Ireland and Scotland photos. There have been many special moments that I'm very glad to have had a camera with us all the time. It is always enjoyable to go back and look at the photos later and relive the trips.In our 2004 t...
Google Maps is my most often “go-to” mapping site. Including a map image on your web page or blog post is a great visual element to supplement your hyper-local content. Instead of posting a snapshot of the map, why not embed the map as an object. As such, your readers can dynamically pan and zoo...
  Have you seen the movie Trains, Planes, and Automobiles? Well that’s kind of like the theme of my daily commute... only mine is buses, boats, and trains! I live on Staten Island and work in Manhattan. I have a 90 minute trip each way to and from work. The Staten Island Ferry is a 25 minute trip...
You know I like to give out gold stars. I've even started a gold star group where we get to feature other ARs and the work that they do. This particular series of gold star posts I call "Craig's Clicks". If you want to go back and see previous posts, that link will list them for you. Our blog co...
I'm glad you found your way to my Craig's Classroom Catalog Post where you can better find my teaching articles based on categories of topics. I started the catalog here but it has grown too large for this page! (I'm happy to report that news.) Now the best place to check out other tech articles...
This is not really going to be a teaching post. I just wanted to check in and give a little glimpse into something I have on "the drawing board." I've been thinking lately about videos that our VBloggers group is creating. You know we are learning lots from each other there! Some in the group ar...
Time to give out a gold star. Nyssa Smith is a real estate agent in State College, PA. What you are going to appreciate about Nyssa is that she is really leveraging video in her online presence. Nyssa for a few years now has learned how to bring video into her real estate presentation. She steps...
Today's class we're going into some mathematics of our ActiveRain blog page layouts. Don't run away, this is simple math! I frequently see some problems caused by misunderstanding the boundaries and sizes allotted to us in our ActiveRain blog pages. When we don't watch our numbers, some unwanted...

Craig Daniels

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