I gave a presentation on the "Getting Things Done" system by David Allen, specifically, to highlight software applications I use on Macintosh to implement the GTD system. Tips for educators were included.
5 Levels of
Corral your E-mail
Get your Space in Order
Filing System (Cabinet)
Paper Clips, Stapler
Sharpie Pens Someday/Maybe
Trash Can Reference Folders
Current, or Project Folders
Notebook, or index cards
• One of thein new light: establishis putting
keys to a GTD system
your tasks a list of
action items—in concrete, discreet
terms—that says what specifically you
have to do, and what’s involved.
• Organizeto do them—as opposed to by
these lists by context—where
• call Time Magazine at 1-800-665-5555 to
cancel subscription of Time by end of the
• make 50 photocopies of science
worksheets for Wednesday’s lesson.
GTD = Workflow
• Get everything in acan be manipulated
physical, or better,
digital format that
• Organize content by its need for
completion, or “action”
• Organize reference material by project
• Organizesteps in lists, or pass them along
actions by “quickies,” or into
to others for delegation, or set-aside in a
• Starting a in the digital realm—it’smay
start best simply
easier to begin organization with software
tools fit for the task...
• Use the conclusion of each week to collect
together new ideas—open loops—and
set actions for the week and days to come.