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Managing Professional Information Overload (K-ACTE version)

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This presentation was given at the K-ACTE conference for Career & Tech Educators in Kansas in July 2012. It is targeted at educators, but most people in any profession would benefit from the information found in this session. It covers tips, resources, and tools to help you better manage professional information overload!

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Managing Professional Information Overload (K-ACTE version)

  1. 1. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Tools for Managing Professional Information Overload Heather Braum Digital & Technical Services Librarian Northeast Kansas Library System hbraum@nekls.org
  2. 2. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Raised hands” by Flickr User Jayz Internet Solutions under a CC License, http:// goo.gl/0MNoV
  3. 3. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “share your ideas” by Flickr User Britta Bohlinger under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ QU6Ea
  4. 4. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Video online at: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=CXFEBbPIEOI Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=CXFEBbPIEOI
  5. 5. K-ACTEJuly 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
  6. 6. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Balance...” by Flickr User mind on fire under a CC License, http://goo.gl/JeFB7
  7. 7. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “information hydrant” by Flickr User Will Lion under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ tEsq4
  8. 8. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “information overload” by Flickr User verbeeldingskr8 under a CC License, http:// goo.gl/hwqo4
  9. 9. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Seamless Train” by Flickr User DaveFayram under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ 3cAAB
  10. 10. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “The Road” by Flickr User Stuck in Customs under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ jBtd8
  11. 11. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Bricks” by Flickr User Esparta under a CC License, http://goo.gl/yHtis
  12. 12. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Outtake - Nooo! [Overwhelmed]” by Flickr User andreas.thor under a CC License, http://j.mp/fWk7Gx
  13. 13. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Yellow Arrow” by Flickr User Ian Muttoo under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ BFtmz
  14. 14. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Jubilant Winners Enjoy Success” by Flickr User c.a.muller under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ewc1h
  15. 15. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Tip Jar at Huckleberry” by Flickr User Muy Yum under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ DHU3Z
  16. 16. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://j.mp/bFy036
  17. 17. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://goo.gl/P3FoU
  18. 18. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Hands Across the World” by Flickr User Building Unity 1000 Families under a CC License, http://goo.gl/TUfAJ
  19. 19. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Go” by Flickr User Peet Reed under a CC License, http://goo.gl/oXux5
  20. 20. K-ACTEJuly 2012 5 Tips
  21. 21. K-ACTEJuly 20121. Information overload has always been present. It’s notnew. Source: “Scrolls” by Flickr User Hc_07 under a CC License, http://j.mp/i31UZV
  22. 22. K-ACTEJuly 20122.You’re never going to be able to keep up witheverything. Source: http://bit.ly/i4pGx5, 2/23/11
  23. 23. K-ACTEJuly 20123. “These things are TOOLS to serve you & help you.Don’t let them manage you. Manage them. Rememberyou are a human being not a human doing.” --BobbiNewman, www.librarianbyday.net Source: “080116Meineke_021” by Flickr User Miz Ginger Snaps under a CC License, http:// j.mp/gB1VMJ
  24. 24. K-ACTEJuly 20124. 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
  25. 25. K-ACTE July 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
  26. 26. K-ACTEJuly 2012 6 Resources
  27. 27. K-ACTEJuly 2012 1. Free Technology for Teachers www.freetech4teachers.com
  28. 28. K-ACTEJuly 2012 2. Edutopia www.edutopia.org
  29. 29. K-ACTEJuly 2012 3. Mashable & Lifehacker www.mashable.com & www.lifehacker.com
  30. 30. K-ACTEJuly 2012 4. 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
  31. 31. K-ACTEJuly 2012 5. MAKEzine Blog http://blog.makezine.com/ Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://j.mp/bFy036
  32. 32. K-ACTEJuly 2012 6. Group Brainstormingideas will be posted to the online presentation resource later Source: “Here comes everybody” by Flickr User Pip under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ FdPYM
  33. 33. K-ACTEJuly 2012 6 Sets of Tools
  34. 34. K-ACTEJuly 2012 1. Notetaking Tools Evernote (www.evernote.com) & Google Docs (docs.google.com)
  35. 35. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “ideas 4 U ......” by Flickr User k-ideas under a CC License, http://goo.gl/kxaut
  36. 36. K-ACTEJuly 2012 2. Bookmarking Tools Diigo (www.diigo.com), Delicious (www.delicious.com) & Pinterest (www.pinterest.com)
  37. 37. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “ideas 4 U ......” by Flickr User k-ideas under a CC License, http://goo.gl/kxaut
  38. 38. K-ACTEJuly 2012 3. Information Dashboard iGoogle (www.google.com/ig),NetVibes (www.netvibes.com) & Alltop (www.alltop.com)
  39. 39. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “ideas 4 U ......” by Flickr User k-ideas under a CC License, http://goo.gl/kxaut
  40. 40. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Text 4. Saving to Read Later Instapaper (www.instapaper.com) & Read It Later (readitlaterlist.com)
  41. 41. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “ideas 4 U ......” by Flickr User k-ideas under a CC License, http://goo.gl/kxaut
  42. 42. K-ACTEJuly 2012 5. Online File Storage Dropbox: www.dropbox.com & Google Docs (docs.google.com)
  43. 43. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “ideas 4 U ......” by Flickr User k-ideas under a CC License, http://goo.gl/kxaut
  44. 44. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Bonus 6. Online Social Networks Twitter (www.twitter.com) & Facebook (www.facebook.com)
  45. 45. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “ideas 4 U ......” by Flickr User k-ideas under a CC License, http://goo.gl/kxaut
  46. 46. K-ACTE Additional ToolsJuly 2012 • Google Reader (reader.google.com) • Livebinders (www.livebinders.com) • Feed My Inbox (www.feedmyinbox.com) • ifttt (www.ifttt.com) • Scoop.it (http://scoop.it/) • Alltop (www.alltop.com)
  47. 47. K-ACTE Additional ToolsJuly 2012 • PBWorks (www.pbworks.com) • Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the day • (larryferlazzo.edublogs.org) • Web English Teacher (webenglishteacher.com) • Professional Listservs • Email Filters • Browser Add-ons
  48. 48. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “ideas 4 U ......” by Flickr User k-ideas under a CC License, http://goo.gl/kxaut
  49. 49. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “share your ideas” by Flickr User Britta Bohlinger under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ QU6Ea
  50. 50. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Video online at: http://vimeo.com/35873217 Source: http://vimeo.com/35873217
  51. 51. K-ACTE Further ResourcesJuly 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
  52. 52. K-ACTE Further ResourcesJuly 2012 • “Coping with Information Overload” Infopeople webinar by Sarah Houghton- Jan, May 2011, http://goo.gl/Ed2YS • “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
  53. 53. K-ACTE Further ResourcesJuly 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 • Evernote for Schools, http://goo.gl/95Qh6
  54. 54. K-ACTE Reading ListJuly 2012 1. The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption, Johnson, 2012. 2. Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, Medina, 2008. 3. Too Big to Know: rethinking knowledge now that the facts arent the facts, experts are everywhere, and the smartest person in the room is the room, Weinberger, 2011 4. Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education, Richardson/Mancabelli, 2011. 5. Getting Things Done, Allen, 2001 6. Bit Literacy: Productivity in the Age of Information and E-mail Overload, Hurst, 2007. 7. Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn, Davidson, 2011. 8. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, Carr, 2010.
  55. 55. K-ACTEJuly 2012 Source: “Question” by Flickr User Stefan Baudy under a CC License, http://j.mp/XRqF2
  56. 56. K-ACTE Contact meJuly 2012 Presentation Information: http://goo.gl/PxkLj • Links: http://j.mp/fXUlAm • Contact information: • Email: hbraum@nekls.org • Twitter: @hbraum • http://about.me/hbraum

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