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Instructor. Historian. Digital productivity coach (DM). Views are my own. #Roaman #SoTL
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Nov 18, 2021 20 tweets 6 min read
Its been 2 years now since I began using Roam regularly... quite remarkable frankly. #roam #TFT
My PKM journey has been one of significant pedagogical trials and tribulations. I detailed much of it here:…
Jul 16, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
#AdviceFromARoman Continuing the "advice" column that I started some time back regarding how to best utilize @RoamResearch for your knowledge graph. The TL:DR, every block or block-tree should have three elements associated with it. An ENTITY, a TYPE, and of course its CONTENT. What do I mean? Fundamentally, Roam "search" is a very different paradigm than other consumer writing/notes applications. Well, I am not going to explain how Roam works behind referring to my prior advice tweets about tag/page ref inheritance.
Jun 14, 2021 11 tweets 5 min read
A word of advice #Roamans. One of the great virtues of @RoamResearch is its flexibility and efficiency in capturing the chaos of life. Yet one of its largest hinderances to its success as a tool is its users’ behavior. There are several ways that we might better manage our graph. One such way is to avoid page ref clutter. Two strategies. First, if you use templates (particularly daily), and you don’t end up capturing anything under a page ref - **delete it** - it will only clutter your graph, query results, and contribute to page bloat.
Feb 24, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Jan 30, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
#RoamCult For new users who are like, "why is building a table or Kanban board so odd?" They are designed to take advantage of @RoamResearch's hierarchical relationships. Cells in a table row and Cards in a Kanban column are related. Use that to your advantage. For example. Take a table. You can query for example for any value {a, b, c, d} in relation to "Item 1" since they are in the same hierarchy.
Jan 4, 2021 6 tweets 4 min read
#RoamCult if you ever thought Roam could not be used for a Weekly Review GTD style, it just requires Roamafying the workflow. Most data is removed or collapsed for privacy. Though #roam42 (@roamhacker) SmartBlocks are required. Doing this manually every week would be too much This was just me finalizing from my old Weekly Review model:
Jan 1, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
#roamcult A New Year of color I guess. Thoughts? Image Another variation inspired by @yadhu96
Dec 4, 2020 11 tweets 2 min read
#roamcult - query bomb - in both ways. Changes applied, all previous functionality altered. No longer can you query for a single item??
Dec 2, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
Let’s do this appropriately on the macro level: The [[American [[Social Contract]]]] experiment to privatize education is failing miserably.
Nov 30, 2020 7 tweets 2 min read
I haven’t said this yet, but @RoamHacker, #roam42 [[SmartBlocks]] are the first step in a lot of what we have been talking about for months - a true [[central source of truth]] data repository in @RoamResearch which to link all our PKM arenas. When the API comes out, I expect great things from you 😁. I know you do this for the love of it. Respect. But you are also changing peoples lives in subtle ways. I have spent the last decade teaching people to “learn how to learn”.
Sep 24, 2020 16 tweets 3 min read
@AGWilsonn - Ok. Again, for full context and an understanding of priors. I teach at a [[community college]], so students more likely: marginalized, unprepared, unconnected, and juggling the major stresses in their community. I teach in one city in the California Bay Area, and another in the Central Valley of California. Both are majority “minority” student body. One a gentrified city, the other gentrified farm community (like any place in the US isn’t gentrified?!)
Sep 23, 2020 8 tweets 4 min read
@cortexfutura I saw you retweeted some colorized photos. And I agree with the OPs comments. It is a shift in mindset that I use in my history classes all the time. In particular, for American history, the “Civil War” was only 150 yrs ago. that is only really 3-4 generations Or 2-3 lifetimes. And in fact. The last “Confederate" widow (the opposition to the government) died in the 90s or 2000s (Granted she married a very old man when she was very young). But the colorized pictures bring so much more to the mind. ImageImage
Sep 23, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Let’s be real #roamcult, we’re not just here for the product (@roamresearch), but here for the party too! Learned so much from all of you. Regardless of context, a [[community of inquiry]] ([[pragmatists]], [[C.S.Peirce]] and [[John Dewey]]) will always find truths together. So rewarding.
Sep 21, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
You know what I think most people don’t realize, is that historians job is to argue. We tell stories, true,. But the stories themselves are implicit arguments against or in support of the prior generation. We argue about what matters in the present, through the lens of the past. We argue about what past perspectives, stories, and avenues of thought are most relevant to get the most out of the present and future.
Sep 20, 2020 20 tweets 40 min read
@codexeditor @OGreenius @joepairman @RoamResearch @Jeanvaljean689 @CatoMinor3 @kcorazo @RobertHaisfield @TomLisankie I suppose we should categorize the benefits more generally to be able to actual segment the analysis. Though I believe in many respects it is more about efficiency/augmentation of natural processes. @codexeditor @OGreenius @joepairman @RoamResearch @Jeanvaljean689 @CatoMinor3 @kcorazo @RobertHaisfield @TomLisankie And therefore we must also keep in mind that it is not about novelty of base concepts, but novelty of implementation.
Sep 20, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
Why! Why! Do I receive emails daily from my students which state: “Sorry for bothering you…” or “I apologize for the email...". Are you kidding me? What kind of student culture are we as a system and as educators developing where students feel like a question is an imposition. Don't get me wrong, I recognize that many of our inboxes r overflowing with messages. Though that is MORE likely the result of your bad email management than overwhelm by student questions (yes I know, admin emails too). If we are not there to guide the prepared and uprepared…
Sep 19, 2020 14 tweets 5 min read
So many may be familiar with my journey if you have followed me a while (#roamcult), but I had (have) been a notorious productivity app switcher... This however has changed dramatically in the last 10 months since I have been using @RoamResearch. Roam has become the app that ‘rules them all’ -
Sep 12, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
#roamcult and @RoamResearch is going to revolutionaize (or continue to) this space (decidedly not note-taking) in many respects not only because of the founders and partners, but b/c of its foundation that can be built from it! Thanks for a small piece of light in 2020 It is pretty remarkable the impression @RoamResearch gave so very early on, and continues to become more powerful day by day by the devs and #roamcult. Roam42, Roam Toolkit, Eloquent for Roam, among others.
Sep 8, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
#roamcult Soon I will be sharing v2.0 of my “Out of Roam” workflow for iOS/iPadOS. Quick Capture, Task Management, Project Management, Daily Template, Time-Blocking Calendar, and many others. Will be sharing piece by piece soon. Fewer apps, cleaner code, more features - using @draftsapp @datajarapp and @ToolboxProApp. Almost all of it can be done with the free versions too!
Sep 5, 2020 9 tweets 5 min read
Doing a lot of experimenting today given the new features coming out of @RoamResearch . So here is my new Project Management dashboard. Not finished, but beginning to draw together my workflow. #roamcult Again, I feel the need to share. Many people argue managing tasks is rudimentary in @RoamResearch. I would argue against that. It is better to think of it like a bullet journal than an @OmniFocus. Been playing around a bit more: #roamcult (thread)
Aug 28, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Key insights for online learning and “presence” in an online course. I use @SlackHQ as one way to create a community more accessible and conversational than a discussion board or form. Once you build community within a classroom, the digital matrix becomes a conduit instead of a barrier.