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Olathe Schools  June 2012                       Tools for                 Managing Professional                 Informatio...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “share your ideas” by Flickr User Britta                    Bohlinger un...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                       Video online at:                 http://www.youtube.com/                  ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                    Source: “MS Library 2.0 Summit Birds of a                          Feather Lu...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “Balance...” by Flickr User mind on fire                        under a C...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “information hydrant” by Flickr User                  Will Lion under a ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “information overload” by Flickr User                   verbeeldingskr8 ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                       Source: “Seamless Train” by Flickr User                 DaveFayram under a...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “The Road” by Flickr User Stuck in                 Customs under a CC Li...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “Bricks” by Flickr User Esparta under a                                 ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “Outtake - Nooo! [Overwhelmed]” by                  Flickr User andreas....
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “Yellow Arrow” by Flickr User Ian                 Muttoo under a CC Lice...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “Jubilant Winners Enjoy Success” by                  Flickr User c.a.mul...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “Tip Jar at Huckleberry” by Flickr User                    Muy Yum under...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                    Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary                 Inspiration” by Flickr ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                    Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary                 Inspiration” by Flickr ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                   Source: “Hands Across the World” by Flickr                 User Building Unity...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “Go” by Flickr User Peet Reed under a                               CC L...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 5 Tips
Olathe Schools  June 2012 1. Information overload has always been present. It’s not new.                                  ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012 2.You’re never going to be able to keep up with everything.                                     ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012 3. “These things are TOOLS to serve you & help you. Don’t let them manage you. Manage them. Reme...
Olathe Schools  June 2012 4. Learn the art of skimming links and articles to “maybe” save for later. “trash and treasure” ...
Olathe Schools     June 2012         27 instant messages                                                76 email listserv ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 6 Resources
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 1. Free Technology for Teachers                      www.freetech4teachers.com
Olathe Schools  June 2012                  2. Edutopia                 www.edutopia.org
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 3. Education Week                    www.edweek.org
Olathe Schools  June 2012                      4. Open Culture                 http://www.openculture.com/
Olathe Schools  June 2012                     5. Mashable & Lifehacker                 www.mashable.com & www.lifehacker.com
Olathe Schools  June 2012                  6. Google...                 www.google.com                  I’m not kidding   ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 6 Sets of Tools
Olathe Schools  June 2012                     1. Notetaking Tools                 Evernote (www.evernote.com) &           ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                2. Bookmarking Tools    Diigo (www.diigo.com), Delicious (www.delicious.com)     ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012           3. Information Dashboard            iGoogle (www.google.com/ig),NetVibes (www.netvibes...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                                Text                     4. Saving to Read Later                 ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                   5. Online File Storage                 Dropbox: www.dropbox.com &             ...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Bonus 6. Online Social Networks                     Twitter (www.twitter.com) & ...
Olathe Schools                  Additional Tools  June 2012             • Google Reader (reader.google.com)             • ...
Olathe Schools                   Additional Tools  June 2012             • PBWorks (www.pbworks.com)             • Larry F...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “share your ideas” by Flickr User Britta                    Bohlinger un...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                        Video online at:                 http://vimeo.com/35873217               ...
Olathe Schools                   Further Resources  June 2012             •   “Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope...
Olathe Schools                   Further Resources  June 2012             •   “Coping with Information Overload” Infopeopl...
Olathe Schools                   Further Resources  June 2012             •   “Information Overload? There Has Always Been...
Olathe Schools                            Reading List  June 2012    1.      The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Co...
Olathe Schools  June 2012                 Source: “Question” by Flickr User Stefan Baudy                       under a CC ...
Olathe Schools                           Contact me  June 2012             Presentation Information: http://goo.gl/ppZ2e  ...
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Managing Professional Information Overload (Olathe Schools version)

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This presentation was given at at an inservice for K12 teachers in June 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 (Olathe Schools version)

  1. 1. Olathe Schools June 2012 Tools for Managing Professional Information Overload Heather Braum Technology Librarian Northeast Kansas Library System hbraum@nekls.org
  2. 2. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “share your ideas” by Flickr User Britta Bohlinger under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ QU6Ea
  3. 3. Olathe Schools June 2012 Video online at: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=CXFEBbPIEOI Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=CXFEBbPIEOI
  4. 4. Olathe Schools June 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
  5. 5. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Balance...” by Flickr User mind on fire under a CC License, http://goo.gl/JeFB7
  6. 6. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “information hydrant” by Flickr User Will Lion under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ tEsq4
  7. 7. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “information overload” by Flickr User verbeeldingskr8 under a CC License, http:// goo.gl/hwqo4
  8. 8. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Seamless Train” by Flickr User DaveFayram under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ 3cAAB
  9. 9. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “The Road” by Flickr User Stuck in Customs under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ jBtd8
  10. 10. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Bricks” by Flickr User Esparta under a CC License, http://goo.gl/yHtis
  11. 11. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Outtake - Nooo! [Overwhelmed]” by Flickr User andreas.thor under a CC License, http://j.mp/fWk7Gx
  12. 12. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Yellow Arrow” by Flickr User Ian Muttoo under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ BFtmz
  13. 13. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Jubilant Winners Enjoy Success” by Flickr User c.a.muller under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ewc1h
  14. 14. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Tip Jar at Huckleberry” by Flickr User Muy Yum under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ DHU3Z
  15. 15. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://j.mp/bFy036
  16. 16. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Google Lego 50th Anniversary Inspiration” by Flickr User manfrys under a CC License, http://goo.gl/P3FoU
  17. 17. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Hands Across the World” by Flickr User Building Unity 1000 Families under a CC License, http://goo.gl/TUfAJ
  18. 18. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Go” by Flickr User Peet Reed under a CC License, http://goo.gl/oXux5
  19. 19. Olathe Schools June 2012 5 Tips
  20. 20. Olathe Schools June 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
  21. 21. Olathe Schools June 2012 2.You’re never going to be able to keep up with everything. Source: http://bit.ly/i4pGx5, 2/23/11
  22. 22. Olathe Schools June 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
  23. 23. Olathe Schools June 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
  24. 24. Olathe Schools June 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
  25. 25. Olathe Schools June 2012 6 Resources
  26. 26. Olathe Schools June 2012 1. Free Technology for Teachers www.freetech4teachers.com
  27. 27. Olathe Schools June 2012 2. Edutopia www.edutopia.org
  28. 28. Olathe Schools June 2012 3. Education Week www.edweek.org
  29. 29. Olathe Schools June 2012 4. Open Culture http://www.openculture.com/
  30. 30. Olathe Schools June 2012 5. Mashable & Lifehacker www.mashable.com & www.lifehacker.com
  31. 31. Olathe Schools June 2012 6. 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
  32. 32. Olathe Schools June 2012 6 Sets of Tools
  33. 33. Olathe Schools June 2012 1. Notetaking Tools Evernote (www.evernote.com) & Google Docs (docs.google.com)
  34. 34. Olathe Schools June 2012 2. Bookmarking Tools Diigo (www.diigo.com), Delicious (www.delicious.com) & Pinterest (www.pinterest.com)
  35. 35. Olathe Schools June 2012 3. Information Dashboard iGoogle (www.google.com/ig),NetVibes (www.netvibes.com) & Alltop (www.alltop.com)
  36. 36. Olathe Schools June 2012 Text 4. Saving to Read Later Instapaper (www.instapaper.com) & Read It Later (readitlaterlist.com)
  37. 37. Olathe Schools June 2012 5. Online File Storage Dropbox: www.dropbox.com & Google Docs (docs.google.com)
  38. 38. Olathe Schools June 2012 Bonus 6. Online Social Networks Twitter (www.twitter.com) & Facebook (www.facebook.com)
  39. 39. Olathe Schools Additional Tools June 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)
  40. 40. Olathe Schools Additional Tools June 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
  41. 41. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “share your ideas” by Flickr User Britta Bohlinger under a CC License, http://goo.gl/ QU6Ea
  42. 42. Olathe Schools June 2012 Video online at: http://vimeo.com/35873217 Source: http://vimeo.com/35873217
  43. 43. Olathe Schools Further Resources June 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
  44. 44. Olathe Schools Further Resources June 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
  45. 45. Olathe Schools Further Resources June 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
  46. 46. Olathe Schools Reading List June 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.
  47. 47. Olathe Schools June 2012 Source: “Question” by Flickr User Stefan Baudy under a CC License, http://j.mp/XRqF2
  48. 48. Olathe Schools Contact me June 2012 Presentation Information: http://goo.gl/ppZ2e • Links: http://j.mp/fXUlAm • Contact information: • Email: hbraum@nekls.org • Twitter: @hbraum • http://about.me/hbraum

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