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Discovering Your Digital Work Flow

  1. 1. DiscoveringYour Digital Work Flow Lucy Gray 1Friday, July 11, 2008
  2. 2. Strategies Develop a network of colleagues around the world using a microblogging service called Twitter. Manage resources by using a social bookmarking service to organize links. Create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations online. Use a newsreader (news aggregator) to manage flow of information. 2Friday, July 11, 2008
  3. 3. Strategy One:Twitter 3Friday, July 11, 2008
  4. 4. Twitter Directions Go to 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. 4Friday, July 11, 2008
  5. 5. Twitter Example 5Friday, July 11, 2008
  6. 6. StrategyTwo: Bookmarking 6Friday, July 11, 2008
  7. 7. Directions Go to and make an account. Install bookmarklets in your toolbar. Firefox: Safari: Optional: Import existing bookmarks. Firefox may offer to do this automatically.The manual method is: Safari: File>Export Bookmarks>Save to your desktop. Next, in, go to Settings>Bookmarks>Import/Upload and select #2. Surf to a web site and try out your bookmarklets! 7Friday, July 11, 2008
  8. 8. Example 8Friday, July 11, 2008
  9. 9. StrategyThree: Google Docs & Spreadsheets 9Friday, July 11, 2008
  10. 10. Google Docs Directions Make a Google Account at: Go to Select New and either Document, Spreadsheet, or Presentation. For an example, visit googledoc. 10Friday, July 11, 2008
  11. 11. Google Docs Example 11Friday, July 11, 2008
  12. 12. Strategy Four: Google Reader 12Friday, July 11, 2008
  13. 13. Google Reader Directions Make sure you are logged into your Google Account. Visit In a separate window or tab, visit a site with an RSS feed.Try 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: Continue adding feeds in this manner. Click on the Settings link if you want to manage and customize Google Reader. 13Friday, July 11, 2008
  14. 14. Google Reader Example 14Friday, July 11, 2008
  15. 15. 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: or http:// efault.aspx Another aggregation service worth a try is Netvibes: http:// 15Friday, July 11, 2008
  16. 16. iSummit Resources Google in Education group http:// iSummit Group 16Friday, July 11, 2008