InterAct Book Summit: Preventing Information Overload

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Effective learning with the web starts with managing the huge of amount of information you find. This session covers several useful tips, techniques, and tools for controlling new information found and sent, saving resources for later use, and for intelligently distributing relevant content you find to your social network.

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InterAct Book Summit: Preventing Information Overload

  1. LEARNING EFFECTIVELY WITH THE WEB
  2. Denise R. Jacobs denisejacobs.com cssdetectiveguide.com papilloneffect.com twitter.com/denisejacobs
  3. The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com Tips for Preventing Information Overload <ul><li>Control the imposing influx </li></ul><ul><li>Earmark for eventual access </li></ul><ul><li>Contribute controlled broadcasts </li></ul>
  4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessi_taylor/3891997692/in/pool-1153572@N25 h ttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jessi_taylor/3891213883/in/pool-1153572@N25 The goal The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  5. (1) Control the Imposing Influx The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/carolynwill/4396008689/
  6. Leverage advanced operators The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  7. Leverage advanced operators <ul><li>Term synonyms: ~ </li></ul><ul><li>Matches term and similar terms </li></ul><ul><li>- example: web ~design would match design, designer, designed, and art </li></ul><ul><li>Number range: .. </li></ul><ul><li>- example: computer backpack $25.00..$100.00 would find backpacks between $25-$100 </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  8. Leverage advanced operators (contd) <ul><li>To find definitions of words, phrases, acronym use define: </li></ul><ul><li>- example: definite:ostentatious </li></ul><ul><li>To find with specific kinds of files use filetype: </li></ul><ul><li>- example: web design contract filetype:pdf </li></ul><ul><li>To find text on the page use intext: </li></ul><ul><li>- example: intext:“web conference” </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  9. Engineered RSS The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/argonne/4436383134/
  10. Engineered RSS <ul><li>Be deliberate about the feeds you add </li></ul><ul><li>- Don’t be afraid to unsubscribe later </li></ul><ul><li>Create categories from the beginning, but keep them simple </li></ul><ul><li>- everyday folder </li></ul><ul><li>- must-read folder </li></ul><ul><li>- unread folder </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  11. Engineered RSS (contd) <ul><li>Search for specific terms in the feed text </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to your reading trends </li></ul><ul><li>- Will help you determine which feeds to keep and dump </li></ul><ul><li>Track your time </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  12. An Intentional Inbox The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/acrider/3617068048/
  13. An Intentional Inbox <ul><li>Subscribing </li></ul><ul><li>- be deliberate when subscribing </li></ul><ul><li>- unsubscribe from any lists that don’t interest </li></ul><ul><li>- change newsletter subscriptions to RSS subscriptions </li></ul><ul><li>Create inbox filters and labels/folders </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  14. An Intentional Inbox (contd) <ul><li>Touch emails once only </li></ul><ul><li>- do something about it immediately </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>- get rid of it </li></ul><ul><li>Access email a limited number of times per day </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  15. (2) Earmark for Eventual Access The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com http://infreemation.net/cloud-computing-linear-utility-or-complex-ecosystem/
  16. Some Power Tools The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/techshop/2832912619/
  17. Evernote.com <ul><li>Great for visual learners and thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-platform </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates with a lot of other app sites </li></ul><ul><li>Can save a lots of different kinds of information </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  18. Diigo.com <ul><li>Can annotate the information you save </li></ul><ul><li>Can use to collaboration on research items </li></ul><ul><li>- ideal for teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Saved information can be public or private </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  19. Delicious.com <ul><li>Simple features </li></ul><ul><li>Well-known and a lot of users </li></ul><ul><li>Very social and much sharing of bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Can gauge a resource’s popularity </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  20. Jott.com <ul><li>Voice to text </li></ul><ul><li>Can be a huge time-saver </li></ul><ul><li>Can add information to other saving tools (like Diigo, Evernote, and Google Calendar) hands free </li></ul><ul><li>Good for audio and kinesthetic learners </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  21. Gettin’ Crafty With It The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/librarianavengers/2495352933/
  22. A few ideas <ul><li>All great tools, but each have (slightly) different strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Worth using all and tying together </li></ul><ul><li>Could do it through RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>- Jott to Evernote or Diigo </li></ul><ul><li>- Delicious to Evernote </li></ul><ul><li>- Evernote to Diigo </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  23. (3) Contribute Controlled Broadcasts The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/nite_owl/3548797712/
  24. The Goal: Simplify The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertfyang/3039285338/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/albertfyang/3039285730/
  25. “ All Your Social Media Base Are Belong to Us” <ul><li>Social media is taking over our lives </li></ul><ul><li>Blogposts </li></ul><ul><li>Updates for Twitter, Facebook, Friendfeed, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Posting social bookmarks </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  26. ISO: Tools that Consolidate <ul><li>Single source updating </li></ul><ul><li>Planned updates in advance </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  27. Hootsuite.com <ul><li>Can manage multiple accounts on multiple sites </li></ul><ul><li>Can manage multiple users on a single account </li></ul><ul><li>Can schedule updates and save drafts of posts </li></ul><ul><li>Can establish RSS feeds to post to SM accounts </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  28. A couple others… <ul><li>Ping.fm </li></ul><ul><li>Hellotxt.com </li></ul>The InterACT Summit June 11, 2010 Explore the Curriculum interact.webstandards.org /curriculum Get the Book interactwithwebstandards.com
  29. FURTHER INFORMATION: Additional resources and articles: delicious.com/denisejacobs/iasummit Slideshow: slideshare.net/denisejacobs Read the entire “Learning on the Web” chapter from the book on PeachPit.com: http://bit.ly/bzlgHr

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