HEALTHY ORGANIZATION TECHNIQUES• FNU provides you with a wealth of downloadable material• What do you do with it all?• We give you podcasts (.mp3), PowerPoints (.pptx), Word Docs (.docx), and web links (URLs).• Developing a standard format in which you save ALL files is essential to maintaining healthy organization on your computer.
…WHAT DO WE NAME THE MEDIA?…• Everyone uses different naming conventions.• Rename files you download from ANGEL, library databases, emails, etc…• STAY CONSISTENT• Allows for easy searching if you somehow “lose” a document
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I ORGANIZE?• Do your instructors or classmates provide helpful links in your courses or course forums?• YES! I’m sure they do.• Why not save these as bookmarks?• [INSERT YOUR IDEA HERE]
ENJOY ORGANIZING? CHECK OUT THESE COOL TOOLS• www.dropbox.com • Cloud storage – accessible anywhere you have an internet connection • Great for backing up important files • Easy to share files with others • Can either be used as a web based program or as traditional software
…MORE ON EVERNOTE…• Cloud storage based – just like dropbox• Great for syncing notes across multiple devices• Allows for tagging of items to make searching easier • For example… You could create a set of notes for a class or subject, tag them with the subject, and the easily access them at a later time by searching for the tag
EVEN MORE TOOLS!REFWORKS -- http://frontier.libguides.com/refworks