Improving my memory

This week I started a 6-week staff development course on Teaching & Learning Online.  It’s been quite interesting so far and I’m quite enjoying being a student again for a few weeks.  In this first week there are a series of activities for us to engage with, comment on and reflect on in our personal blogs.  It’s been good to have some time to reflect.  One of the things I’ve realised is that I should bookmark more to Diigo and Delicious.  I keep thinking of blog posts that I’ve seen which I now want to read again because they relate to the issues I’m now wanting to think about and reflect on.  Typically these are blog posts and articles that I’ve half scanned and which have half engaged me but I didn’t bookmark because they weren’t of that much interest to me at the time.  Perhaps I need to rethink my practice here and start saving things which might  potentially be useful or relevant to me a few weeks or months further down the line.

There is a bit of a buzz around Posterous at the moment and maybe should start using it to record some of my reflections when I’m reading things  and pull in video clips and images etc.   I’m interested to know how others are finding it or whether there is anything else I should consider trying out.

4 comments

  1. Hi Natalie
    Have you seen feedly http://www.feedly.com/
    I am not the best person to explain how it works but one of the things it seems to do is search all of your google reader content when you do a google search, so that if you are looking for a certain term, and don’t even remember you have read a blog post on it, it will likely pull it up.
    That is clever I think:)
    Anne Marie

  2. Hi Anne Marie
    I’ve not looked at feedly, it sounds good. I don’t use google reader, I use the RSS reader in Flock. If it’s something I’m looking for in a blog I subscribe too I don’t usually have a problem, it’s more when I go off exploring links from one blog to another. I’ve started saving pages as unread in Diigo and using the highlighter. Also been looking at evernote and ubernote and also been using Zoho notebook which I like. Zoho also supports collaborative working and you can have instant messaging chat at the same time. I’ll take a look at feedly too. Thanks for the tip.
    Natalie

  3. My goodness, it’s scary how many applications there are to get to grips with. Do you ever log into delicious? I’m wondering if you get to hear about the things I save for you there.
    AM
    and think I have heard @mwesch talking about zoho.

  4. Hi again,
    I know! There are so many tools trying to keep pace with them or find time to try them out and see which are actually useful or can help you save time is difficult. I save my bookmarks in Diigo and they post straight into my Delicious account so I don’t sign into Delicious every day. However I just have and see the bookmarks you’ve shared with me, many thanks for these.
    Yes @mwesch used zoho for one of his recent class projects.

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