How Good is Your Time Management? - Time Management Training from MindTools Discover Time Management Tools That Can Help You © iStockphoto How often do you find yourself running out of time? The Library of Congress Classification System (LC) How to read call numbers in an academic library Libraries use classification systems to organize the books on the shelves. A classification system uses letters and/or numbers (call numbers) to arrange the books so that books on the same topic are together. This arrangement results in "serendipitous browsing:" you find one book in the catalog, go to the shelf, and, an even better book is sitting right next to it. From the Online Catalog to the Shelf Libraries in the United States generally use either the Library of Congress Classification System (LC) or the Dewey Decimal Classification System to organize their books.
7.2 Metaphors of the Mind 7.2 Metaphors of the Mind In 1980, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson published a book titled Metaphors We Live By (see also Lakoff, 1987; Johnson, 1987) in which they present a strong case that the way in which we perceive and think about a situation is a function of the metaphors we have adopted for and use in that situation. For example, Marshall (1988) has argued convincingly that the dominant metaphor in many schools is "School Is Work." We speak of students needing to work harder on their studies, to complete their homework, to earn a grade, and so forth. Teachers are trained to manage their classes and are often held accountable in terms of their productivity. These metaphors not only structure the way we think about schools, they also help create the world of the school.
7 Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Outlines Online One of the presentations that I made this week was about having students create videos to demonstrate their knowledge of a topic. In that presentation one of the points that I stress is the need for students to create outlines of their videos before moving onto the technical aspects of constructing a video. Here are some tools for creating outlines and mind maps to plan video projects, podcasts, or essays.
Clearly Distraction-free reading Create the perfect online reading experience by clearing away everything but the content. Make it your own Choose from several pre-set themes or build one to suit your needs. Login with your Library Barcode & PIN to open your Library Account Library Barcode: Your library barcode is the 13 digit number found on the back of your Concordia ID card. Your PIN is a 4 digit number that was sent to your Concordia email when you first registered. Don't know your PIN? What is my PIN?
6 Important Wikipedia Tools for Teachers Wkipedia is a great educational resource for both teachers and students. Its articles appear almost always in the first four links of the search results. I know there are some issues with the use of this resource in education such as : plagiarism, trusted content and many more but still instead of excluding it all together we better learn and teach our students the best ways to use it. Everything online has both negative and positive effects and we should always focus on the filled side of the cup. Check out Facts Educators need to Know About Wikipedia to see how important a resource such as this in education. Given this importance I have compiled here a set of tools that are commiserate to Wikipedia.
What It Takes to Form a Good Habit I think "accountability buddy" really misses the point. There is satisfaction and joy in accomplishing the task, but that's where accountability buddy is a misnomer. All habits of any sort will trip, falter, fail, etc. Time management What do you need to do? The first step towards taking control of your time is to brainstorm all your incomplete projects. Don't start doing things at this stage; just make sure you capture everything. UofA Libraries Research Tutorials version française Ask Us Tutorials Home Foundational Tutorials Beginning produced by the University of Alberta Library. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals Leadership | In Print 7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals By Jennifer Demski06/07/12 18 Tricks to Make New Habits Stick Wouldn’t it be nice to have everything run on autopilot? Chores, exercise, eating healthy and getting your work done just happening automatically. Unless they manage to invent robot servants, all your work isn’t going to disappear overnight. But if you program behaviors as new habits you can take out the struggle.