Lesson 4: Organization

So far we’ve looked at strategies to find what we’re looking for, to curate our own feeds, and to assess the credibility of what we’re looking at. In this lesson, we’re going to look at strategies for keeping all of this information organized.

Evernote

As the quantity of information that we process increases, it becomes increasingly helpful to utilize note taking applications to keep track of our digital and analog lives.  Evernote is a free, cross platform note taking application that many view as their external brain. Watch the video below to learn more.

Evernote Web Clipper

Evernote offers a very useful extension the Chrome Web Store that allows you to “clip” selections of websites, whole web pages, and PDFs to your evernote account. Like your other notes, you can organize your clippings into Stacks and Notebooks. You can Tag your clippings like notes too.

Click the image below to visit the Chrome Web Store, then search for the “Evernote web clipper” extension (not the app – though can download that too if you like).

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Evernote Checklist

Time to Take Some Notes

Create a new note in your “Tech Essentials” notebook called “Unit 1 – Research and Information Fluency – Notes” then define each of the following vocabulary words from our studies so far.

  • Spiders:
  • URL:
  • Parse:
  • Query:
  • Google as a Dictionary:
  • Google as a Calculator:
  • Google as a Unit Converter:
  • Reverse Image Search:
  • RSS:
  • RSS Aggregator: 
  • Credible Domain Extensions: