Mindset Digital Podcast

My very talented colleagues at Mindset Digital have launched a podcast. It is working it’s way through the channels of all the popular podcast platforms including iTunes, Stitcher and others.

I’m excited to share our first episode which includes a useful “Tool Time” tip (at the 14:19 mark) about using RSS and a feed reader app to keep up with all the stuff you’re interested in.

 

My PKM Process

Shannon Tipton, recently asked if I could share my process for keeping up with the topics I’m interested in and how I curate the best thing that I find along the way.

Here is a video walking through my personal set up for keeping up, organizing and sharing — and doing it efficiently with a minimal time commitment.

I’ve been introducing these steps to my team here at Mindset Digital and have shared some tips for getting started with each step of the process:

I’d love to hear from you if you have any questions or comments. And I’d love to hear what your process is too!

 

Social Bookmarking

Harold Jarche has said that using social bookmarking could be  “…the simplest way to start sharing organisational knowledge.” and I totally agree. It’s also an easy way to get started with the concept of “Working Out Loud” and curation.

It is super easy to get started with social bookmarks and it’s only slightly different from what you’re already doing when you save bookmarks in your web browser. A few of  the benefits of social bookmarking include:

  • Moving your bookmarks online and accessible from anywhere instead of being locked in a single place/device. (If you’ve ever tried to remember a site you bookmarked at work while you were out of the office you can appreciate this one!)
  • The tagging feature makes them much easier to manage and find what you’re looking for. Unlike browser bookmarks which can only be in one folder, you can apply multiple tags to each link you save.
  • They can be private or public -it’s up to you.
  • Your public links are shareable

To see it in action take 2 minutes and watch this Common Craft Video “Social Bookmarking in Plain English

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Back in the day I was a huge fan of Delicious, but after being sold and rebuilt I’ve never gone back. I use Diigo these days, which also has some nice additional features like highlighting, annotating, group sharing and others.

Pinterest is another option and Jane Bozarth has a good article on “Pinterest for L&D” that’s definitely worth checking out.

Here’s a downloadable, printable sheet on Social Bookmarking you can use for yourself or for sharing with others.

SocialBookmarks

 

Where are your bookmarks? What do you like or dislike about where they are?

Curated Collection of Design Resources

I put this together for a recent learning design workshop and wanted to share it with everyone.

NOTE: Download the PDF to access all the clickable links in the document.

Check out a bigger, broader collection of tools and resources on this page curated by Tracy Parish.

https://e-learning.zeef.com/tracy.parish

Kicking the Tires on Twitter’s Curation Tool

Recently, I stumbled across Twitter’s new curation tool and wanted to give it a go to see how it worked.

Here are the results from a recent Social Media workshop we did with the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Is my job fun or what!?)

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

 

While this is a cool and potentially useful, it is definitely not intuitive to use. So you’ll want to give the FAQ a good browsing before you give it a go.

After you’ve got that all set up the way you want you can publish it via publish.twitter.com and get the embed code. Unfortunately, I’m still searching for how to get it working in WordPress.com (If you know how to do that I’d love to hear from you!)

If you’re curious about learning more about Twitter curation, check out https://dev.twitter.com/solutions/tell-great-stories for more info.

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