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  • Getting Organized and Avoiding Information Overload http://bit.ly/cag2012 Angela Housand and Brian Housand CAG 2012 – Palm Springs, CA
  • FUTURE!SHOCK!ALVIN TOFFLER
  • The  illiterate  of  the  21st  Century  will  not  be  those  who  cannot  read  or  write,     but  those  who  cannot     LEARN,  UNLEARN  AND   RELEARN.  
  • Cognitive overstimulation that interferes with our ability to “think” (Toffler, 1970, p. 350)
  • ž  Accelerating rate of new informationž  Ease of duplication and transmissionž  Increase in the available sources of informationž  Contradictions and inaccuraciesž  Lacking strategies to process information
  • 1. Identify Your Priorities 2. Set Goals 3. Manage Time & Materials 4. Be Discerning 5. Reflect & Evaluate
  • Step 1Identify Your Priorities
  • Slife.com  
  • SLIFEn  A retroactive view of productivityn  Enables a needs assessmentn  Helps to identify priorities related to action & time
  • Planning & Goal Settingn  Time managementn  Sequencing l  Priorities l  Deadlines
  • Google Calendar Supportsn  Time managementn  Sequencing l  Setting Priorities l  Notification of Deadlines
  • Step 2 Set Goals
  • SpecificMeasurableAttainableRealisticTime-bound
  • Why Goal Setting?Planned  direc?on  for  efforts  Provides  clarity  for  assessment  Opportunity  to  take  responsibility    
  • What doesgoal settinglook like foradults?
  • Privacy &Security
  • What steps will Itake to achievemy goal?
  • Accountability: Share Reminders
  • MonitorProgress
  • Reflect &Evaluate
  • Attainmentl  Demonstrates forward progressl  Measure and take pride in the achievementl  Celebrate and enjoy the satisfaction of achievementl  Set a new goal
  • The greater danger for mostof us lies not in setting ouraim too high and falling short;but in setting our aim too low,and achieving our mark. -Michelangelo
  • Effective Goal Settingn  Be Precise l  Measurable l  Time boundn  Write and Share l  Accountabilityn  Prioritizen  Periodically reviewn  Surround yourself with motivated people
  • Cyclical and Ongoing
  • Step 3Manage Time & Materials
  • Measuring Time on Task
  • SET A GOAL TAKE A BREAK STAY ON TARGETREWARD YOURSELF
  • Calendar Ideas for Students" • Task monitoring • Set “reminders” • Use with iGoogle • Track project timelines • Organize “TO DO” Lists
  • DO’s and DON’Ts of To Do Lists
  • BE EFFICIENT
  • Managing the Madness of Email ESTABLISH EMAIL TIME ZONES STRIVE TO ONLY TOUCH IT ONCEDOES YOUR PHONE REALLY HELP?DO NOT CONTRIBUTE TO JUNK MAIL
  • “GET YOURSELF A FOLDER.”
  • • Annotate,  Archive,   My  Library   Organize   • Build  a  Personal  Learning  My  Network   Network   • Create  a  Group  Knowledge   My  Groups   Repository   • Research,  Share,  Community   Collaborate  
  • Dropbox is software that syncs yourfiles online and across your computers.""
  • How Much Space? 2GB FREEInstall on Invite Share Install another a friend or a on yourcomputer. colleague. folder. phone.
  • I
  • Step 4 Be Discerning
  • Do I really need this tool orinformation?n  Be a purposeful adoptern  Right tool right jobn  Specialize in your needs
  • The  Internet  is   Par?cipatory    Forcing  Us  To  Learn   New  Interfaces     Crea?ng  New  Channels  For  Social   Interac?on  
  • Critical ResponsibleConsumers Producers
  • “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operatinginside of him.”
  • + 5 Types of Evaluation 1.  Understanding 2.  Relevancy 3.  Accuracy 4.  Reliability 5.  Bias (Coiro, 2006)
  • http://www.google.com/educators
  • www.wdyl.com" Trends Books Sketchup YouTube Translate Groups Patent Search Earth Voice Calendar Blog Search Gmail Image Search Maps Moderator
  • agoogleaday.com"
  • Step 5Reflect & Evaluate
  • Ask Yourselfl  DidI accomplish what I planned to do?l  Was I distracted? l  Were you successful with your email? l  Did you delay gratification?l  Did I plan enough time? l  Was I productive or was I spending time figuring out how to use the technology?
  • Ask Yourselfl  What worked well? l  Are certain technologies easier for me to adopt? l  Are some more appropriate than others?l  What do I need help with? l  Find a tech buddy.l  What do I still need know?
  • BE A RESPONSIBLE
DIGITAL CITIZEN…"Don’t add to information overload!"
  • Thank You!