Posted December 7, 2010on:
That’s why my Digital Civilizations classmates and I have been building knowledge base of tools that help us filter that information; consuming it, creating it ourselves, and connecting it to other information. On Thursday night, we’ll be presenting on a variety of projects that have increased our digital literacy and we think can increase yours.
My group has created three different formats of a website that gives tutorials/ explanations of different tools you can use to consume, create, and connect information on the internet: a blog, a wiki, and a flash prototype (to be finished soon). Examples of some tools that we have written about that will boost your education into the digital age are listed below:
Quizlet.com – create online flashcards in seconds vs spending hours handwriting them or going through old notes. You can also find previously made flashcard sets for the subject you are studying.
Prezi.com – make more engaging presentations than your average PowerPoint slideshow.
Dropbox.com – free online storage.
Spreeder.com – read that assignment faster with this nifty tool that helps you speed-read without taking the time to learn how.
Diigo.com - bookmark, highlight, and add stickynotes to anything on the web and store it for later use or share it with someone else.
Evernote.com - gather and organize information and notes; store them on the web for later retrieval.
There’s so much more. Come learn about it at our event Thursday night from 7-9 in JKB 3108. It’s open to the everyone, whether you’re a student, professor, or just curious. If you can’t make it in person, join us at our live broadcast on Thursday at 7 at justin.tv/digiciv.
P.S. Did anyone else notice it’s snowing on my blog? It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! Just 10 days till we’re done with the semester and getting out of Provo!