Sunday, December 30, 2012

eLearning Articles of the Week (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

eLearning Articles of the Week (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Cool Tool of the Week--Pocket

There are so many tools for reading articles out there, that there is no way I could cover all of them. I will tell you that the one that I have been using for a short time, Pocket (formerly Readability Read It Later), is one of the most useful PLN tools I have come across in a while.

What a pleasant surprise that when I added the Pocket extension to Chrome, I found a Send to Pocket button next to each item in Google Reader. Each morning, I skim through Reader, picking titles or summaries that look intriguing. Later in the day, during breaks, or lunch, I open up the Pocket app in my Kindle Fire (if you sync it with wifi, the items are available offline) where I can read, delete, mark as favorite, or apply tags to each item. It even has a bulk edit function.

Finally, Pocket is one of the supported services at IFTTT, so you can automate things like bookmarking at Diigo, links to Evernote, automated blog publishing, or a combination of these and other activities. Pocket has really helped to simplify my reading workflow.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

eLearning Articles of the Week (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cool Tool of the Week--IFTTT

Our inaugural Cool Tool of the Week (CTOW) is IFTT (If This Then That). With IFTTT, you can schedule actions for your favorite web services--kind of like a macro for the web. You create "recipes" on the site by selecting an application "Channel" that will act as a "Trigger", then you select another application to perform an "Action." Pieces of data from the Trigger are regarded as "Ingredients" in the recipe.

For example, one of my Recipes checks my Pocket account for recently read items. It then takes those items and adds them to my diigo account as public bookmarks, along with any tags I may have added in Pocket. It performs this action every 15 minutes. I can chain together a number of recipes to automate a good chunk of my PLN.

IFTTT is, at this time, a free service, though it looks like there are plans for a premium service in the future. Give it a try!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

eLearning Articles of the Week (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/08/2012

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Friday, December 07, 2012

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/07/2012

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/06/2012

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/05/2012

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/04/2012

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Monday, December 03, 2012

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/03/2012

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/02/2012

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

eLearning Articles I Read Yesterday 12/01/2012

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.