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Working Independently. Part 1: Being Organised


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Part 1 of a series of presentations created to help Sixth Form students with Study Skills and Independent Learning.

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Working Independently. Part 1: Being Organised

  1. 1. The Dixie Grammar School<br />Michael Parker Library<br />Working IndependentlyPart 1: Being Organised<br />Library Online: Learning Skills<br />
  2. 2. 2<br />Differences between school and university<br />
  3. 3. 3<br />School<br />On your own!<br />Big classes<br />Time-tabled<br />Small<br />classes<br />Personal<br />care<br />Work<br />sheets<br />Reading lists<br />Less attention<br />University<br />
  4. 4. 4<br />Organising your space<br />
  5. 5. 5<br />Is your room like this?<br />
  6. 6. 6<br />Or even like this?<br />
  7. 7. 7<br />Hopefully not like this!<br />
  8. 8. 8<br />Organisation!<br />
  9. 9. 9<br />Files and folders<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />Before<br />After!<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />Silence?<br />Music?<br />Food?<br />Drink?<br />OR<br />Warm?<br />Cool?<br />What are your study needs?<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />Organising your work<br />
  13. 13. 13<br />File your notes<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />Keep your computer files tidy too!<br />
  15. 15. 15<br />Gather online notes using WebNotes<br />
  16. 16. 16<br />Work on files<br />using Google Docs<br />
  17. 17. 17<br />Organising your time<br />
  18. 18. 18<br />
  19. 19. 19<br />Use planners, diaries & calendars<br />
  20. 20. 20<br />Plan your time with Google Calendar<br />
  21. 21. 21<br />Student organiser using Netvibes<br />
  22. 22. 22<br />Organising links & feeds<br />
  23. 23. 23<br />Bookmarking using Delicious<br />
  24. 24. 24<br />Bookmarking using Diigo<br />
  25. 25. 25<br />RSS feeds from blogs<br />Using Google Reader<br />
  26. 26. 26<br />RSS feeds from blogs<br />Using Netvibes<br />
  27. 27. 27<br />News feeds using Netvibes<br />
  28. 28. 28<br />Student organiser using Netvibes<br />
  29. 29. 29<br />Business News<br />using Netvibes<br />
  30. 30. 30<br />Personal homepage using iGoogle<br />
  31. 31. 31<br />Business News<br />using iGoogle<br />
  32. 32. 32<br />Music <br />using iGoogle<br />
  33. 33. 33<br />All linked from<br />Library Online<br />
  34. 34. 34<br />Library Online<br /><br />
  35. 35. 35<br />Find out what works for you & stick to it!<br />
  36. 36. Acknowledgements – Resource List<br />36<br />In the presentation, the following sites and services are mentioned:<br />Delicious<br /><br />- a fantastic and easy to use social bookmarking site - never again lose that essential link!<br />Diigo<br /><br />- another brilliant bookmarking site - you can also highlight and annotate sites - essential for your research.<br />Google Calendar<br /><br /><ul><li>organise yourself and never miss anything again!</li></ul>Google Docs<br /><br /><ul><li>to use Google Docs, you need a Google Account, then you can upload and share a range of documents, spreadsheets and presentations.</li></li></ul><li>37<br />Acknowledgements – Resource List continued<br />Google Reader<br /><br />- organise and read all the feeds from your favourite sites.<br />iGoogle<br /><br /><ul><li>a personal homepage to go with your Google Account. Similar to Netvibes.</li></ul>Netvibes<br /><br /><ul><li>a great way of organising your life online. You can add a huge range of widgets - calendar, mail, Twitter, to-do lists, feeds, bookmarks and more.</li></ul> As an example, have a look at:<br />Library Online @ Netvibes<br /><br />WebNotes<br /><br /><ul><li>an online bookmarking and note-taking tool.</li></li></ul><li>Acknowledgements - Images<br />Dixie Grammar School by grannybuttons, on Flickr at:<br /><br />Cambridge University by Extra Medium, on Flickr at:<br /><br />Flying Mortar by pauldwaite, on Flickr at:<br /><br />The Bedroom Floor by stevecx, on Flickr at:<br /><br />Chaos by This Year’s Love, on Flickr at:<br /><br />Desk by William Hook, on Flickr at:<br /><br />My formerly cluttered desk by evelynishere, on Flickr at:<br /><br />Hangers anyone? By evelynishere, on Flickr at:<br /><br />Craft drawers by evelynishere, on Flickr at:<br />Bookshelf spectrum, revisited by chotda, on Flickr at:<br /><br />Jo and the filing by Max au, on Flickr at:<br /><br />Tickler File and A-Z reference by Stephanie Booth, on Flickr at:<br /><br />38<br />
  37. 37. 39<br />Acknowledgements - Images<br />Another custom order of memo pockets by Kasaa, on Flickr at:<br />Before by Stompy, on Flickr at:<br /><br />After by Stompy, on Flickr at:<br /><br />Christmas Music by Automania, on Flickr at:<br /><br />Tabs by denn, on Flickr at:<br />Keeping and Eye on Time by badboy69, on Flickr at:<br /><br />When I was eighteen I proto-blogged by Jill, on Flickr at:<br /> <br />Google Calendar on iPod Touch by miladus, on Flickr at:<br /><br />Events Calendar by Yandle, on Flickr<br /><br />Created by Mrs Anne Robinson, Librarian, The Dixie Grammar School, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire. Available from the Library Online Website:<br />This presentation and web links to go with it will be uploaded to the Learning Skills page of the site.<br />