The purpose of Thing 19 is to look back and consider
- “which elements you have found most useful and
- how you might integrate them into your working routine.”
So far, we have covered:
- tools for professional development: social (blogging, RSS feeds, Twitter) and productivity (Evernote, GoogleDocs, Dropxbox, Wikis, GoogleCalendar, Mendeley/Zotero/CiteULike, Prezi, Podcasting, Screencapture software)
- methods and structures for professional development: personal branding, LinkedIn, reflective practice, advocacy, events, networking, mentoring.
Things that have become a habit
- Blogging – I am continously adding new posts to the BreBiStat weblog, but neglected my own. I still need to decide on the focus of my blogging.
- Prezi – I really love the presentation effects of Prezi and will definitely use it in the future.
- Dropbox – I am using Dropbox for sharing big files, first of all with family members.
- Reading blogs/RSS feeds – I am checking my RSS feed collection in Netvibes daily.
Things I’m trying to integrate or would like to, but aren’t there yet
- Blogging – commenting on other people’s blogs.
- Twitter – not only reading, but also posting things. Finding just the right amount and topic-related feeds to follow on Twitter and get involved in discussions.
- Evernote – integrating it into my working routine.
- LinkedIn – spending some time familiarising myself with it’s features.
- Networking – identifying opportunities of networking and organising my existing network.
- Reflective practice – reflecting my actions on a more regular basis to identify weaknesses and potentials.
Things I’m not going to use (for now at least as I have no need in practice)
GoogleCalendar, GoogleDocs, Zotero, Mendeley, Pushnote
I completely relate to Emma Davidson‘s statement: “For me the real success of the programme has been learning about a few new things, and earmarking some resources to come back to when the time is right. I’m a firm believer in using the right tool for the right purpose […].”
How I learned to stop blogging everyday by Joshua Becker
Photo: Pinantan Lake, Canada, September 2011.
(c) Sabine Rauchmann