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I gave a presentation on the "Getting Things Done" system by David Allen, specifically, to highlight software applications I use on Macintosh to implement the GTD system. Tips for educators were......

I gave a presentation on the "Getting Things Done" system by David Allen, specifically, to highlight software applications I use on Macintosh to implement the GTD system. Tips for educators were included.

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  • 1. Using Digital Tools to Get Things Done E d Te c h 2 0 0 6 - A s h l a n d Presented by: John G. Hendron Goochland County Public Schools www.johnhendron.net
  • 2. John Hendron Creative Musical Macintosh-Guru Right-Brained Messy? In need of organization? Yes!
  • 3. Goochland County Public Schools Instructional Technologist Teacher Training Instructional Design Webmaster PowerBook G4
  • 4. Goochland County Public Schools preK-12 est. 2,200 students 5 schools Mac OS X Platform Faculty each have iBook G4/PowerBook http://www.glnd.k12.va.us
  • 5. Enough about me. Let’s talk about my (dis)organization.
  • 6. Will a Serenade help me? Loose ends, disorganized tasks can cause stress.
  • 7. “We need to transform all the ‘stuff’ we’re trying to organize into actionable stuff we need to do.”
  • 8. “The key to managing your ‘Stuff’ is managing your actions.”
  • 9. www.davidco.com
  • 10. Can we apply personal productivity + GTD to the computer? To my Macintosh? www.43folders.com
  • 11. GTD Overview
  • 12. 5 Levels of Organization • Collect • Process • Organize • Review • Act
  • 13. Corral your E-mail Inbox 1 Respond 2 Action 3 Hold 4 Waiting 5 Archive (subfolders)
  • 14. Get your Space in Order Filing Folders (Physical) Inbox Filing System (Cabinet) Paper Clips, Stapler Label Maker Sharpie Pens Someday/Maybe Trash Can Reference Folders Current, or Project Folders Waiting-For Notebook, or index cards
  • 15. Action Items • One of thein new light: establishis putting keys to a GTD system your tasks a list of action items—in concrete, discreet terms—that says what specifically you have to do, and what’s involved. • Organizeto do them—as opposed to by these lists by context—where you have project
  • 16. Example Actions • @Home • call Time Magazine at 1-800-665-5555 to cancel subscription of Time by end of the month. • @Desk • make 50 photocopies of science worksheets for Wednesday’s lesson.
  • 17. Example Lists • @Waiting For... • @Home • @Classroom • @Meeting • @Computer
  • 18. Using Software for GTD Sidenote TiddlyWiki* Instiki* iCal Quicksilver Backpack* Omni Outliner
  • 19. Using a Notebook A travelling journal Moleskine Index Cards, i.e., Hipster PDA Concept: Don’t stress out over what you cannot remember!
  • 20. It takes practice... www.glnd.k12.va.us/resources/gtd/
  • 21. No Matter Where You are Headed...
  • 22. Organize by function, not content.
  • 23. GTD = Workflow • Get everything in acan be manipulated physical, or better, digital format that • Organize content by its need for completion, or “action” • Organize reference material by project • Organizesteps in lists, or pass them along actions by “quickies,” or into discreet to others for delegation, or set-aside in a “someday/maybe” list
  • 24. Digital Organization • Starting a in the digital realm—it’smay GTD-inspired workflow start best simply easier to begin organization with software tools fit for the task... • Use the conclusion of each week to collect together new ideas—open loops—and set actions for the week and days to come.