“Struggling to keep track of all the content you need to read, watch, listen to, and share professionally to stay up-to-date, but can’t manage it all? Learn about five free, online tools, including Evernote and Diigo, that can help you manage professional information overload.”
These are the resources from a presentation I gave at the NEKLS NEST Retreat on October 6, 2011.
- PDF of Slides + Notes
- Information Overload List on Diigo (an on-going resource list that includes all
I’m quickly skimming through Jessamyn West’s outstanding new book, “Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide,” and ran across this statement that is important for any trainer teaching any level of technology to any group of students, especially those uncomfortable with technology. In a lot of ways it’s common sense to anyone who’s worked with anyone learning technology, but it’s still always good to have the reminder.
I hope you take it to heart as much as I have (and read the whole book!):
Part of being an effective instructor is about putting technology
I met a bunch of the T is for Training crew at Computers in Libraries last year through Bobbi Newman. I finally joined the T is for TrainingGoogle Group last summer, but it’s taken me this long to pay attention to the messages. My attention was caught at the right time, apparently, because a Challenge Meme was posted, asking members to post answers to 27 Questions. Here’s my lengthy response, so I won’t mind if you just skim or skip.
- Your one sentence Bio: I’m a lifelong Kansan, diehard
I am an unapologetic Mac evangelist. I have used Macs since I was in third grade (almost 20 years now!), and even after using PCs over the past decade, I just don’t see how people can happily use a PC. Trying to fix one should be enough to drive people away. The viruses. The bloated software. The spyware. The bloated OS. Enough said.
As an acquaintance recently said, “Everything is so much easier and simpler to do on a Mac.” Each day, more people discover these truths. If you’re considering switching, or have already swtiched, but have no idea how More >