Managing Information Flow (S6)

Wiki with prezi and links to all tools and exemplary practice sites mentioned: School Library updates

Individual pages Portals and aggregators RSS and widgets, Finding RSS feeds, Bookmarking and Information management

Session outline:

Organise, discover and share

Are you overwhelmed by the amount of information coming through your email and other digital sources?
Do you want some shortcuts to organise, view and share all this information effectively?
Could you benefit from some tips about setting up alerts and using specialised search tools?
Do you know how to get an RSS feed from your school's subscription databases?
Do you have RSS working for you in Slideshare, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs, photo sites and bookmarking sites?

If you would like guidance and help to do any of the above, come along to examine some favourite tools and best exemplars for:
  • finding
  • receiving
  • organising
  • tagging and
  • sharing information

In the second half of this session you may want to do one or some of the following:

If you do not have a Google account, it would be useful to set one up in advance of this session.

Howard Rheingold on Building information dashboards - 3 short videos

Carmel Galvin carmel.jpg
Head of Information Services
Trinity Grammar School
Summer Hill. NSW
Teacher - librarian of many years, both in age and experience, has taught in 4 states in Australia across 7 systems, public and private at both primary and high school levels, well travelled, current position since 2001, enjoys sharing information and learning from others
Current projects: active in rollout of iPads for senior students; using Calibre for epub conversions; iPads and Kindles in library

Notes from session:

Aggregators are the best way to overcome information overload. How do you find your stream among the storm?

Like the phrase "personal portal"

Google Reader and iGoogle can work together. Google Reader for RSS feeds and iGoogle expands that to other widgets you can use. Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, etc

Netvibes can be both public and private. Here are some public pages that I use with students (@jutecht)

Year 5 Students

Year 11s English

Look for sites that can be both public and private that way you can manage all your stuff in one place.

Subscribe to podcasts via RSS into your aggregator.

What is RSS? What this video:

Social Bookmarking explained:

Diigo has some really great added features other than just bookmarking sites: