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Curate. Don’t drown in a sea of information. Organize.

18 January 2017

curate

Welcome to day 3 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning Week. Here at Salford we are offering a short online course to help you make the most of your mobile device, as well as on campus activities all week. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.

Day three

Today’s theme is curating – how to stay on top of the latest developments in your area, and how you can organise your documents, ideas and notes. Drop in to Mary Seacole, room 187, between 12:00 and 13:00 today to find out more.

There’s so much information, it can become overwhelming. Why not explore ways of using your devices and applications to filter, store, organise and manage information effectively?

Note taking
Evernote
One Note

Document reader
Feedly (helps you keep on top of news and literature in your field)

Bookmarking
Pocket (save webpages to view later, even without an internet connection)

Referencing
RefMe
Mendleley

For more apps, check out this curating shelf.

Don’t forget the twitter chat this evening, between 20:00 and 21:00 (UK time) to share your experiences so far. Check out: #byod4lchat

Can’t join in but want to get your device set up for learning? Try our online guide

Need some human help? Turn up with your device at Clifford Whitworth library, first floor, between 12 and 2, Monday to Friday. No need to book, pop along with your device and we’ll help you get started.

Communicate. It’s good to talk.

17 January 2017

communicate

Welcome to day 2 of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning week. Here at Salford we’re offering students and staff the chance to participate in a free, online course to learn about how to get the most out of your mobile device, backed up with activities on campus. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below.

Day two

Today’s theme is communicating – in particular, we’re looking at how we can find opportunities to stimulate discussion and encourage active engagement in your teaching/learning/research. Feel free to join us in Newton, room 240 from, 14:00 to 15:00

Wondering about how to develop useful communication channels? How could your mobile device help you to record and capture any exchanges for later review? Thinking about how best to communicate with large groups?

Interactive quizzes
Socrative
Kahoot

Online discussions and activities
Google hangouts
Skype
Blackboard discussion boards

Make notes
One Note
Evernote

Video creating products
Jing
Powtoon
Vine

Share
Twitter
Facebook

For more apps to help you communicate better, check out this Edshelf.

For more help and advice on how to set up your device, have a look at our Set up your device for Learning pages.

Connect with your Communities

16 January 2017

connect

Welcome to the first day of national Bring Your Own Device for Learning week. Here at Salford we’re offering students and staff the chance to participate in a free, online course to get the most out of your mobile device. There’s no need to book, just follow the link below and participate as much or as little as you like.

Day One

Today’s theme is connect so we’re exploring how to use social media tools more effectively to connect with your learning community.

To start, why not get on Twitter and follow Skills for Learning @skillupUS and the library @TheLibraryUoS?
Then join the Skills for Learning Facebook group to keep up-to-date.

There’s a whole host of apps and sites you can use to connect with others – have a look at some of them.

Every evening this week there’s a twitter chat  between 20:00 and 21:00 (UK time) for everyone participating in this course to share your experiences. Check out: #byod4lchat

  • Want to set up your device for learning?  Our online guide will help.
  • Need some human help? Take your device to Clifford Whitworth library, first floor, between 12 and 2, Monday to Friday. No need to book, pop along with your device and we’ll help you get started.

 

 

 

Make the most of your mobile device.

1 February 2016

Make the most of your mobile device! Did you get a sparkly new device for Christmas?

Why not check out our great new package full of hints and tips to get you started; no matter which device you use?

Simply choose your device and see how you can connect to key University services such as e-mail, accessing e-books and more plus some great apps to help you work and study more effectively.

Who knows? This could open up a whole new world of great ways to spend your time, connect with others and organise your work!

We would love to hear what you think of the resource and any problems you encounter setting up your device for learning at the University of Salford.

 

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Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L)

8 January 2016
Are you feeling like you’re not getting the most out of your mobile technology?

Getting a shiny new device for Christmas or have one lying around?

Do you want some help with how to use it in your studies?

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Then Bring Your Own Device for Learning (BYOD4L) week may be for you!

Starting on 11th January 2016 (for 5 days), this short course looks at how you can make the most of your smart device (tablet/phone/laptop) through short 10 minute activities and additional resources. The course will enable you to connect with peers and learn within a wider community.

There is no requirement to join in every activity, the decision of how much time you wish to spend on this is entirely up to you. During the week there will be activities and a competition around the University so keep your eyes and ears open!

Twitter:  #BYOD4L

At Salford we are celebrating by letting you know what we have available for you so you can make the most of your laptop, tablet or phone to help you with your studies.

Have a look at our Get started pages to help set up your device.

 

Aaaaahhh???? Don’t know much other than how to switch it on? Come and see us: Clifford Whitworth library has a special support desk http://www.its.salford.ac.uk/dropin/ available between 12 and 2, Monday to Friday. No need to book, pop along with your device and we’ll help get you started.

IT desk

‘Appy Christmas!

17 December 2014

The end of term is nearly here and the festive decorations are up, so the Library wanted to wish you a Happy ‘Appy Christmas.

appblogAs a gift to you, we’ve bought together a selection of useful apps which could help with any New Years resolutions you may be making for 2015. As an added gift they are all free!

Dreaming of being more organized?

Wunderlust, Trello or Evernote may help.

Wunderlust: Voted MacApp of the Year 2013, this useful app will help you organize your to-do lists, errands and even track and share your shopping list.

Trello: Working together on a project? Trello may help you stop long email threads and get rid of a pile of sticky notes. Trello lets you see everything about your project in a single glance.

Evernote: lets you keep track of ideas, thoughts, notes, from short one liners to lengthy texts. Evernote provides you with the workspace you may need.

Determined to keep up to date with the news but don’t want to visit numerous websites?

Try Feedly.

This handy app lets you track numerous news feeds and websites in one place. You no longer need to visit multiple websites, you can ensure you’ve got all the latest news you want from all the sources you need in one place.

Wishing to make managing your references and online reading easier?

Refme could be what you need. The RefME app will help you quickly assemble a list of references for a particular assignment.

If you find something online you want to read but you want to save it till later, try putting it in your pocket.

 

We hope you enjoy time off over the holidays but we know you may have work to do. For those of you with exams in January then ExamTime is another gift to you to help you capture your revision notes.

Finally, its not actually an app but if you want to follow Father Christmas’s journey around the world on Christmas Eve, its don’t miss out on the NORAD Santa Tracker.

Merry Christmas and an ‘Appy New Year to you!

Image courtesy of Cesar Poyatos flicker.com https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/

In love with Linoit?

28 July 2014

Today’s app you might like is Linoit www.linoit.com – available online or as an app and can be used to organise your work ideas or in conjunction with an annotating app to help with assignments.

It can help you keep organised or you can use it with a group to share ideas. You create a free account and this allows you to choose a canvas (like a noticeboard) and add post-it notes (sticky notes) onto the board.

Why not check this link out for a new sneaky peak?

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Enjoy your sticking!