Sunday, June 26, 2016

My Weekly Diigo Bookmarks (June 26, 2016)

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

My Weekly Diigo Bookmarks (June 19, 2016)

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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Are Digital Devices Paralyzing Your Productivity?


Back in January, I wrote a bit about Infomania, the state where an individual is so obsessed with the flow of information from technological devices that their ability to focus routine tasks is greatly inhibited.  We all need to have a sense of awareness of the hold that the constant stream of information coming through technological devices has on us. In many cases, today's technologically focused individuals have no idea just how inefficient they have become due to the unhealthy hold that their devices have on their attention.

The inspiration for my earlier post (and this one) is the Infomagical Project that was developed by the folks at Note to Self, a great podcast that looks at the impact that technology plays in our lives. The Infomagical project proposes daily challenges for people to undertake in order to recover some of the balance in their lives and reduce their preoccupation with technology.

As we head into the summer, it is a great time to revisit this topic and renew our commitment to finding a sense of equilibrium in this endless battle against the flow of digital information and stay present and productive in our personal and professional lives. Thankfully, this week's Note to Self podcast highlights the most important challenge from the one-week project back in January with its Infomagical Boot Camp focused on single tasking.

I challenge you all to focus for 20 minutes on this week's 20-minute podcast and think about the role technology plays in your life. Is it a healthy balance or are you jumping from one task to another without completing anything you started? Maybe some of you didn't get this far down in this post without interruptions due to email alerts or social media updates...

Good luck with the single-task challenge!

My Weekly Diigo Bookmarks (June 12, 2016)

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

My Weekly Diigo Bookmarks (June 5, 2016)

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

My Weekly Diigo Bookmarks (May 29, 2016)

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

BPS Blog Update (Volume 9) - Helping Parents Support Summer Reading

Maybe it's because they have just finished two-legs of horse racing's triple crown (with the Kentucky Derby and The Preakness completed), but all I can think of right now is... 'Down the stretch they come!"  

It is unbelievable that we  are under 20 school days left in our school year and will be into June next week. With this in mind, I wanted to share a great post from Pernille Ripp about helping parents support summer reading for their children. Pernille, a 7th grade teacher in Wisconsin, has some great advice for the parents of students at all grade levels in her post 
Parents – How to Help Your Child Love Reading Over the Summer.  I encourage you to share it with all of your parents in the closing weeks. If you are looking for a great read for the summer yourself, then I encourage you to check out Pernille's Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students

Here are the latest posts on the Burlington Blog...

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