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Managing Professional Information Overload (K12 Version)

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This presentation was given at an inservice for Kaw Valley USD 321 School District in January 2012 on Managing Information Overload. It is targeted at educators, but most people in any profession would find it useful!

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Managing Professional Information Overload (K12 Version)

  1. 1. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Tools for Managing Professional Information Overload Heather Braum Technology Librarian Northeast Kansas Library System hbraum@nekls.org
  2. 2. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “share your ideas” by Flickr User Britta Bohlinger under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ QU6Ea
  3. 3. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “MS Library 2.0 Summit Birds of a Feather Lunch Tables” by Flickr User msulibrary1 under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ 4vwfx
  4. 4. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Balance...” by Flickr User mind on fire under a CC License, http://goo.gl/JeFB7
  5. 5. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “information hydrant” by Flickr User Will Lion under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ tEsq4
  6. 6. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “information overload” by Flickr User verbeeldingskr8 under a CC License, http:// goo.gl/hwqo4
  7. 7. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Seamless Train” by Flickr User DaveFayram under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ 3cAAB
  8. 8. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “The Road” by Flickr User Stuck in Customs under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ jBtd8
  9. 9. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Bricks” by Flickr User Esparta under a CC License, http://goo.gl/yHtis
  10. 10. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Outtake - Nooo! [Overwhelmed]” by Flickr User andreas.thor under a CC License, http://j.mp/fWk7Gx
  11. 11. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Yellow Arrow” by Flickr User Ian Muttoo under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ BFtmz
  12. 12. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Jubilant Winners Enjoy Success” by Flickr User c.a.muller under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ewc1h
  13. 13. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Tip Jar at Huckleberry” by Flickr User Muy Yum under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ DHU3Z
  14. 14. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://j.mp/bFy036
  15. 15. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://goo.gl/P3FoU
  16. 16. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Hands Across the World” by Flickr User Building Unity 1000 Families under a CC License, http://goo.gl/TUfAJ
  17. 17. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Go” by Flickr User Peet Reed under a CC License, http://goo.gl/oXux5
  18. 18. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 5 Tips
  19. 19. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 1. Information overload has always been present. It’s not new. Source: “Scrolls” by Flickr User Hc_07 under a CC License, http://j.mp/i31UZV
  20. 20. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 2.You’re never going to be able to keep up with everything. Source: http://bit.ly/i4pGx5, 2/23/11
  21. 21. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 3. “These things are TOOLS to serve you & help you. Don’t let them manage you. Manage them. Remember you are a human being not a human doing.” --Bobbi Newman, www.librarianbyday.net Source: “080116Meineke_021” by Flickr User Miz Ginger Snaps under a CC License, http:// j.mp/gB1VMJ
  22. 22. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 #4 Learn the art of skimming links and articles to “maybe” save for later. “trash and treasure” Source: “Accessory 1” by Flickr User Urban Woodswalker under a CC License, http://j.mp/ eXD4p9
  23. 23. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 27 instant messages 76 email listserv messages 4 text messages 14 social network messages 17 phone calls 825 RSS feed updates 98 work emails 30 pages from a book 52 personal emails 5 letters 127 social network 11 pieces junk mail status updates 1 periodical issue 1 hour of television 3 hours of radio #5 You’re not alone in this struggle.stats from “Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope with Source: “my scared cat” by Flickr User PaoloInformation Overload” Sarah Houghton-Jan, Ariadne, July 2008, Margari under a CC License, http://j.mp/http://j.mp/10Dc2 gcFR70
  24. 24. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 5 Resources
  25. 25. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 #1: Free Technology for Teachers: www.freetech4teachers.com
  26. 26. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 #2: Edutopia: www.edutopia.org
  27. 27. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 #3: Education Week: www.edweek.org
  28. 28. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 #4: Mashable & Lifehacker www.mashable.com & www.lifehacker.com
  29. 29. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 #5: Google...www.google.com I’m not kidding Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://j.mp/bFy036
  30. 30. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 5 Tools
  31. 31. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Text #1. Instapaper: www.instapaper.com
  32. 32. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 #2: Evernote: www.evernote.com
  33. 33. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 #3: Diigo: www.diigo.com
  34. 34. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 #4. FeedMyInbox: www.feedmyinbox.com
  35. 35. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 #5. Dropbox: www.dropbox.com
  36. 36. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Bonus: Twitter & Facebook www.twitter.com & www.facebook.com
  37. 37. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice Additional Tools January 2012 • Google Reader (reader.google.com) • Livebinders (www.livebinders.com) • iGoogle (google.com/ig) • Pinterest (www.pinterest.com) • ifttt (www.ifttt.com) • Scoop.it (http://scoop.it/) • Netvibes (www.netvibes.com)
  38. 38. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice Additional Tools January 2012 • PBWorks (www.pbworks.com) • Alltop (www.alltop.com) • Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the day • http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ • Professional Listservs • Email Filters • Browser Add-ons
  39. 39. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “share your ideas” by Flickr User Britta Bohlinger under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ QU6Ea
  40. 40. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice Further Resources January 2012 • “Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope with Information Overload” Sarah Houghton-Jan, Ariadne, July 2008, http://j.mp/10Dc2 • “Getting uncluttered with Evernote and Instapaper” from practically efficient blog, June 22, 2010, http://j.mp/c9SVt5 • [Video] Web 2.0 Expo NY: Clay Shirky (shirky.com) It’s Not Information Overload. It’s Filter Failure. September 2008, http://j.mp/5OCWlH • “Inbox Zero”, Merlin Mann. Articles: http://j.mp/ifI6Wd and Video: http:// j.mp/Ok4MC • “Building and maintaining an online professional learning community”, Jayme Linton, Learn NC, http://j.mp/g0LnZz • “Twitter: Keeping Up With It All”, Richard Byrne, Free Technology for Teachers, February 24, 2011, http://j.mp/hSf37L
  41. 41. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice Further Resources January 2012 • “Coping with Information Overload” Infopeople webinar by Sarah Houghton- Jan, May 2011, http://goo.gl/Ed2YS • The Shallows by Nicolas Carr, 2010 • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, by John Medina, 2009 • “How to Keep Up with (Almost) Everything” Libguides, by Buffy Hamilton, http://goo.gl/amdqT • “What I’m Reading Online This Spring: Fountains of Information, Insight, and Inspiration”, by Buffy Hamilton http://goo.gl/dgvoK • “Happiness Through Personal Learning” by Marianne Lenox, from the 2011 WJ Trends in Training and Learning conference, http://goo.gl/343D0 • Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education by Will Richardson & Rob Mancabelli, 2011
  42. 42. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice Further Resources January 2012 • The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption, Clay Johnson, 2012 • “Information Overload? There Has Always Been Too Much to Know,” (BigThink) http://goo.gl/irYaX • “The Joy of Quiet,” (NY Times) http://goo.gl/3SYcm • “The Solution to Information Overload,” (Steve Hargadon) http://goo.gl/ wSlLL • “Are we on information overload,” (Education Views) http://goo.gl/ZoQXK • “Coming of age with information overload” (Huffington Post) http://goo.gl/ 5un0R • “This is what a healthy information diet looks like,” (Lifehacker) http://goo.gl/ FPFMw
  43. 43. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice January 2012 Source: “Question” by Flickr User Stefan Baudy under a CC License, http://j.mp/XRqF2
  44. 44. Kaw Valley USD 321 Inservice Contact me January 2012 Presentation Information: http://goo.gl/nSi8T • Links: http://j.mp/fXUlAm • Contact information: • Email: hbraum@nekls.org • Twitter: @hbraum • http://about.me/hbraum

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