Documenting Your Personal Learning Journey

You've decided on a topic, designed your own study, and found great learning resources. Sometimes being able to take all the information in is satisfying enough. There are other times when you may want to begin documenting what you're learning, the resources you used, the places you went, and where and how you learned what you know. You may also want to have a place to store your questions, knowledge, thoughts, and designs. There are a lot of enjoyable and creative ways to do that. 

Here are a few suggestions to get you started:


Woodpeckers

Black-rumped Flameback
Wikipedia: Woodpecker - General characteristics, distribution, habitat and movements, behavior: diet and feeding, breeding, and systematic evolution.

All About Birds: Woodpeckers and Allies - Site includes the following info - A variety of woodpeckers, their identification, life history, and a sample of the sounds they make. Some videos have been included for some of the woodpeckers as well.

Defenders:  Woodpeckers: Basic Facts - Info includes - Diet, population, range, behavior, reproduction, and protection status.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Article: 
Woodpecker Images in the Late Prehistoric Southeast

Fran's World Of Discovery: Bird Watching Activities - Offers a variety of ideas for bringing birds to your yard.



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Finding Informative Learning Resources


If you're planning to design a personalized, one-of-a-kind study, you are going to need informative resources, and ways to gain the greatest understanding possible about your chosen topic. When you're learning in ways that best suit your needs, the options are almost limitless!

Here's a list of some of the resources you can use to design your study.

Tomatoes

GeoChemBio: Tomato fruit
Pictures and information about the anatomy of a tomato. 

Virtual Crops: Tomato Anatomy Atlas
Click on the part you want to learn about.

Wikipedia: Tomato
History, cultivation, consumption, botanical description and more.

Rutgers: Tomato Varieties
An A-Z list of the types of tomatoes that can be grown. Click on a name for information, the words with a camera have pictures.



Videos




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Design Your Own One-Of-A-Kind Study

You're really passionate about a certain topic and want to learn all you can about it. You know you can do it on your own, but you're not sure where to begin.

Any topic can be turned into a one-of-a-kind study designed to fit your personal needs. Here are a few suggestions to get you started on your way:

Don't Let A Great Site Slip Away!

You've come across a great site that you want to spend some time looking through, but as luck would have it, you don't have time to check it out as fully as you'd like right then and there. 

Here are some ways you can quickly hold on to the little informational treasures you find, so they can be enjoyed later on: