My daily info-wrangling routine

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Jane Hart describes her daily personal knowledge management (or PKM) routine.  It’s an inspiring yet practical workflow for information curation.  Or information wrangling, as I like to call it: I …

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This blog goes through how to manage the huge amounts of information coming in each moment through our digital channels. The author shares her personal knowledge management routine.

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The 21st Century Principal: 6 Must-Have Evernote iPad Apps and Chrome Extensions for Educators and School Leaders

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Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

Evernote is a fantastic tool for educators. These apps allow it to be even more useful and flexible. 

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Habits of Mind for the New Year: 10 Steps to Actually Accomplish Your Resolutions

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While 45 percent of people make New Year’s resolutions, only 8 percent of that group report achieving their resolutions. Why do so many fail? What can we do to increase our odds of accomplishing thes

Louise Robinson-Lay‘s insight:

I am definitely guilty of setting resolutions that I then forget about or put into effect only weakly and then let them wither. This post is important for those of us who want to change that. It discusses how to form a habit of thinking and action that allows you to attain your goals. Powerful.

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The 21st Century Curator

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“How do the skills of a curator apply in an organizational context? More than ever before, as we know. In globally distributed and networked organizations engaged in doing complex work, where exception handling is likely to be the norm, it is crucial for information flow to be transparent and to have folks who can spot the patterns, connect the dots and provide that key insight which keep an organization on the cutting edge. They may or may not be officially conferred the title of curators. But the need is irrefutable. Probably the biggest challenge facing organizations today is not the lack of data creation, but the lack of someone who can connect all the floating dots—inside and outside the organization—that lead to meaningful decisions. While some aspects can be automated—using analytics—it still requires a human curator to recognize patterns and present the output. Who are likely to be playing the role of key curators in an organization? Most likely to be the community managers! With organizations going the social business route and investing in a social platform, community managers will soon become an essential role. And community managers are the best placed to play the role of curators as well. One insight I gleaned from this post by Bertrand Duperrin: Are curators the missing thing in enterprise 2.0 approaches? Curators are focused on information flows without thinking they’re leading or managing any community. From which I draw the inference that curators need not be community managers, but community managers should ideally have curation skills or work closely with curators to build a successful community. As Clay Shirky said here: Curation comes up when search stops working…[and] when people realize that it isn’t just about information seeking, it’s also about synchronizing a community.”  
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