Diigo – Your Outboard Brain

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Technologies such as Diigo make it possible to amass a personal library of any size. Having access to the information you need amplifies your memory giving you an outboard brain. The social aspects of Diigo makes it possible to share content amongst like-minded collectors of information.


<ul><li> 1. Diigo: Your Outboard Brain<br />www.diigo.com<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. Outboard Brain?<br />It is not a metaphorical stretch to argue thatcomputers, networks, and our methods of accessing information online have becomeoutboard brainsat least the part of the brain that catalogs and stores information.<br /> Nov. 2008 Institute For The Future<br />*References listed on the last slide.<br /> 3. 4. http<br /> 5. 6. The fragmentation of information has resulted in an emphasis on individuals creating personal frameworks of coherence...<br />Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning<br />Siemens, Tittenberger.2009<br />Fragmentation<br />Self-directed discovery<br /> 7. Knowing what to pay attention to is a cognitive skill. Knowing where to direct your attention involves a third element, together with your own attentional discipline and use of online power tools - other people.- Howard Rheingold<br />Read more: <br />http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/rheingold/category?cat=2538<br /> 8. Keynote yesterday:<br />New Universe has the user at the center: <br />BELONG<br />CREATE<br />UNDERSTAND<br />Explosion of innovation, experimentation, disruption<br />Traditional assignments might not work. Need to emphasize process<br /> 9. Sandbox and scaffold space<br /></p> <ul><li> create their own libraries (personal learning networks) </li></ul> <p> 10. train information to find them (Groups) 11. use their contacts, friends, connections to expandtheir spheres of knowledge 12. use Diigo community to judge credibility of information 13. share and collaborate to solve problems (crowd sourcing) 14. reflect on and track their own learning 15. interact with tools that expand their mental capacities 16. learn to share as much they consume (feed forward)</p>