Am I ever grateful for this week’s mission – Borrowing and Regrouping! I’ve only been a part of MTBoS for a few months, but I’ve already been starting to feel overwhelmed by the mental clutter of stuff that I’ve been gathering. I’ve been using Feedly ever since Google Reader died and have been bookmarking posts that are valuable to me. What I don’t like about this is that I can’t organize my bookmarks – so my math stuff is all mixed in with my cooking and decorating stuff. (This was a little embarrassing when I was trying to demo Feedly for my UCTM presentation last weekend.) In August, I started using Evernote. This is better because I can create files, or rather, notebooks. However, I since I was using both, I struggled to find what I needed when I needed it.
Enter the virtual filing cabinet. Brilliant. I can use my own blog to keep track of the resources I find and love. As I was going through my notes and bookmarks, I decided I needed two virtual filing cabinets – one for content and the other for math teaching strategies. So go ahead and take a gander at my Virtual Filing Cabinet o’ Lessons and my Virtual Filing Cabinet o’ Strategies. Hopefully others will find them helpful, but I am creating them primarily a resource for myself. I will probably continue to use Feedly to bookmark resources, and then will dump them into my Virtual Filing Cabinets as I have time.