DiscoveringYour Digital Work
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Develop a network of colleagues around the
world using a microblogging service called
Manage resources by using a social bookmarking
service to organize links.
Create and share documents, spreadsheets and
Use a newsreader (news aggregator) to manage
ﬂow of information.
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Go to https://twitter.com/signup to create an account.
Find a few people to follow by using the search box or using these links:
Click on Follow buttons on people’s Twitter pages. This will take you back to
your Twitter stream.
State what you are doing in the ﬁeld at the top of your page and press Update.
Click on Add Device if you’d like tweets sent to your cell phone or IM client.
Add Twit This to your browser toolbar. http://twitthis.com/
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Go to http://del.icio.us/ and make an account.
Install del.icio.us bookmarklets in your toolbar.
Optional: Import existing bookmarks. Firefox
may offer to do this automatically.The manual
Safari: File>Export Bookmarks>Save to your desktop. Next, in del.icio.us, go to
Settings>Bookmarks>Import/Upload and select #2.
Surf to a web site and try out your
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Docs & Spreadsheets
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Google Docs Directions
Make a Google Account at:
Go to http://docs.google.com/.
Select New and either Document, Spreadsheet,
For an example, visit http://tinyurl.com/
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Strategy Four: Google
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Google Reader Directions
Make sure you are logged into your Google Account.
In a separate window or tab, visit a site with an RSS feed.Try
http://www.lighthouseschools.com/isummit or http://
To subscribe to a newsfeed, try one of the following methods:
In Safari, click on the blue RSS chicklet in your address window OR
In Firefox, click on the Live Bookmarks icon in your address window OR
Find a RSS feed, copy and paste it into the green Add Subscription box in Google
Reader. Example: http://globalgreen.ning.com/activity/log/list?fmt=rss
Continue adding feeds in this manner. Click on the Settings link if
you want to manage and customize Google Reader.
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More Even More
If you want to try another service like Twitter, try Pownce: http://
If you want to try another bookmarking service, try Diigo: http://
If you want to try other collaborative documents, try Zoho:
If you want to try another newsreader, try Bloglines or
NetNewsWire: http://www.bloglines.com/ or http://
Another aggregation service worth a try is Netvibes: http://
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Google in Education group http://
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