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Information Overload CAG 2012

  1. 1. Getting Organized and Avoiding Information Overload http://bit.ly/cag2012 Angela Housand and Brian Housand CAG 2012 – Palm Springs, CA
  2. 2. FUTURE!SHOCK!ALVIN TOFFLER
  3. 3. The  illiterate  of  the  21st  Century  will  not  be  those  who  cannot  read  or  write,     but  those  who  cannot     LEARN,  UNLEARN  AND   RELEARN.  
  4. 4. Cognitive overstimulation that interferes with our ability to “think” (Toffler, 1970, p. 350)
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 1. Identify Your Priorities 2. Set Goals 3. Manage Time & Materials 4. Be Discerning 5. Reflect & Evaluate
  7. 7. Step 1Identify Your Priorities
  8. 8. Slife.com  
  9. 9. SLIFEn  A retroactive view of productivityn  Enables a needs assessmentn  Helps to identify priorities related to action & time
  10. 10. Planning & Goal Settingn  Time managementn  Sequencing l  Priorities l  Deadlines
  11. 11. Google Calendar Supportsn  Time managementn  Sequencing l  Setting Priorities l  Notification of Deadlines
  12. 12. Step 2 Set Goals
  13. 13. SpecificMeasurableAttainableRealisticTime-bound
  14. 14. Why Goal Setting?Planned  direc?on  for  efforts  Provides  clarity  for  assessment  Opportunity  to  take  responsibility    
  15. 15. What doesgoal settinglook like foradults?
  16. 16. Privacy &Security
  17. 17. What steps will Itake to achievemy goal?
  18. 18. Accountability: Share Reminders
  19. 19. MonitorProgress
  20. 20. Reflect &Evaluate
  21. 21. Attainmentl  Demonstrates forward progressl  Measure and take pride in the achievementl  Celebrate and enjoy the satisfaction of achievementl  Set a new goal
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. Effective Goal Settingn  Be Precise l  Measurable l  Time boundn  Write and Share l  Accountabilityn  Prioritizen  Periodically reviewn  Surround yourself with motivated people
  24. 24. Cyclical and Ongoing
  25. 25. Step 3Manage Time & Materials
  26. 26. Measuring Time on Task
  27. 27. SET A GOAL TAKE A BREAK STAY ON TARGETREWARD YOURSELF
  28. 28. Calendar Ideas for Students" • Task monitoring • Set “reminders” • Use with iGoogle • Track project timelines • Organize “TO DO” Lists
  29. 29. DO’s and DON’Ts of To Do Lists
  30. 30. BE EFFICIENT
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. “GET YOURSELF A FOLDER.”
  33. 33. • Annotate,  Archive,   My  Library   Organize   • Build  a  Personal  Learning  My  Network   Network   • Create  a  Group  Knowledge   My  Groups   Repository   • Research,  Share,  Community   Collaborate  
  34. 34. Dropbox is software that syncs yourfiles online and across your computers.""
  35. 35. How Much Space? 2GB FREEInstall on Invite Share Install another a friend or a on yourcomputer. colleague. folder. phone.
  36. 36. I
  37. 37. Step 4 Be Discerning
  38. 38. Do I really need this tool orinformation?n  Be a purposeful adoptern  Right tool right jobn  Specialize in your needs
  39. 39. The  Internet  is   Par?cipatory    Forcing  Us  To  Learn   New  Interfaces     Crea?ng  New  Channels  For  Social   Interac?on  
  40. 40. Critical ResponsibleConsumers Producers
  41. 41. “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector operatinginside of him.”
  42. 42. + 5 Types of Evaluation 1.  Understanding 2.  Relevancy 3.  Accuracy 4.  Reliability 5.  Bias (Coiro, 2006)
  43. 43. http://www.google.com/educators
  44. 44. www.wdyl.com" Trends Books Sketchup YouTube Translate Groups Patent Search Earth Voice Calendar Blog Search Gmail Image Search Maps Moderator
  45. 45. agoogleaday.com"
  46. 46. Step 5Reflect & Evaluate
  47. 47. 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?
  48. 48. 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?
  49. 49. BE A RESPONSIBLE
DIGITAL CITIZEN…"Don’t add to information overload!"
  50. 50. Thank You!

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