Managing Information Overload

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A presentation I gave to some of the faculty at my school on april 4, 2012. I discuss how I handle the flow of information in my life. Included: RSS, Google Reader, Diigo, Twitter. See companion website at: http://interlockedpieces.com/overload

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Managing Information Overload

  1. 1. Managing I n f o rm at i o n Ov e rloa dGathering, Organizing, and Sharing Resources Wanda Terral, April 4, 2012
  2. 2. There are manyways to deal with the flow of information.
  3. 3. I am going to show you howI handle the flowmy of information.
  4. 4. WARNING:I am obsessive.
  5. 5. Find a way that works for you.
  6. 6. There is noright or wrong.
  7. 7. Companion Web page for this presentation:InterlockedPieces.com/overload
  8. 8. Overview Websites, blogs, wikis,Find / Gather social bookmarking (I use Diigo), social networks (I use mainly Twitter),Information co-workers, TV, magazines, etc. Bookmarks: in Web browser and/or Diigo. Organize Mark as Favorites: in Google Reader or on Twitter What I Find My website, emails,Share bookmark on Diigo, share in Diigo groups, post on Twitter / Facebook,What I Find talk to co-workers, PLCs, etc.
  9. 9. Find / Gather Visiting Many Websites Takes Too Much Time!
  10. 10. Find / Gather RSS: Really Simple Syndication Subscribe to websites and get all their updates in Google Reader.
  11. 11. Find / Gather RSS: Really Simple Syndication If there is no obvious way to subscribe click SUBSCRIBE in Google Reader and paste in the website’s URL.
  12. 12. Find / Gather Organize Organizesubscriptions Read by topic to just focus your what reading. interests you.Click on star to save for later. Mobile Apps
  13. 13. Companion Web page for this presentation:InterlockedPieces.com/overload See all my RSS feed subscriptions with links! View the sites & add easily to your Google Reader.
  14. 14. Find / Gather Organize Social Bookmarking Diigo (dee-go)
  15. 15. Find / Gather Organize Social Bookmarking Follow other Diigo users Save bookmarks on and their bookmarks Diigo Join Diigo groups and Organize by placing get updates emailed bookmarks into lists Subscribe to Diigo users, Also organize by lists, or groups tagging Find new people to Access from any follow & their websites computer or Diigo app
  16. 16. ShareSocial Bookmarking Get people to follow YOUR bookmarks
  17. 17. Find / Gather Share Social Bookmarking Join groups Share links with groups
  18. 18. Find / Gather Social Bookmarking Get group updates sent to your email.
  19. 19. Find / Gather Share Twitter Follow people in fields Share links of interest to that interest you. In turn, you and the people they may choose to who follow you and follow you. add hashtags - # Me: Education, edtech, If someone you follow all subject areas, shares a cool link, educational gaming, retweet their tweet. It programming, Apple, gives them credit and Web design, blogging, shares it with people and more. who follow you.
  20. 20. Find / Gather Share Twitter
  21. 21. Find / Gather Share Example Tweets Mark a Organize Tweet a Favorite and it makes it easier to read later. Interaction
  22. 22. Find / Gather Share Example Tweets Hashtags Retweet
  23. 23. Share Organize I F T T T. c o m If This Then ThatShare a link on Twitter and... automatically post to Facebook ... which also shares it with your Facebook friends.
  24. 24. Share Organize I F T T T. c o m If This Then ThatShare a link on Twitter and... send the link to Diigo automatically ... which also shares it with people following your Diigo.
  25. 25. ShareEmail
  26. 26. ShareWeb Site
  27. 27. Recap Websites, blogs, wikis,Find / Gather social bookmarking (I use Diigo), social networks (I use mainly Twitter),Information co-workers, TV, magazines, etc. Bookmarks: in Web browser and/or Diigo. Organize Mark as Favorites: in Google Reader or on Twitter What I Find My website, emails,Share bookmark on Diigo, post on Twitter / Facebook,What I Find talk to co-workers, PLCs, etc.
  28. 28. Find a way that works for you.
  29. 29. There is noright or wrong.
  30. 30. Companion Web page for this presentation:InterlockedPieces.com/overload

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