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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:35 am 
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I've discovered that over the last five years of teaching levels, that I have created quite a few document files on my computer, and they are less than organized, so I've been taking some time to organize them. I've been working on my Explorer Level related files since I'm teaching Explorers this year, but this example applies to all levels. If you're like me and have a somewhat disorganized hard drive, this may help.

1: Created a specific folder for ALL my explorer related documents. They will all get saved in this folder now!

2: Created the following naming standard to organize the files within the folder.

Here’s what I’m doing to organize my files for Explorer.

Using the Requirements sheet… where…

1=Personal Growth
2=Spiritual Discovery
3=Serving Others
4=Making Friends
5= Health and Fitness
6=Youth Organization
7=Nature Study
8=Outdoor Living
9=Honour Enrichment

Within a sub group you see the number scheme on the page.
For example:

Spiritual Discovery

1. Scripture
A. Memory Texts
B. Oral Report on prophets
2. Church Heritage
A. Read about EGW…
3. Christian Heritage
A. Role play…

So my file names are all starting with the number scheme so that when I sort the folder by name they appear organized exactly like the level.

2_1_A_Memory_Texts.DOC
2_1_B_Prophet_Report.DOC
5_1_A_Moses_Health_Law.DOC

Etc.

Each file is related to a section of the level, and the files sort themselves into the level catagories beautifully.
This is looking so good in my folder that I decided to share the idea.

I hope someone out there benifits from this post !

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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 11:32 pm 
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Thanks for sharing that idea! I, too, find organizing computer files into categories and subcategories helps me. I use a more general approach, though:

First, I have a folder called "Pathfinders"

Within that folder I have other folders such as "Honors", "Camping", "Worships", "Master Guide" (I'm being invested on Sabbath!), etc.

Within those I have other folders and/or documents. For instance, a folder in "Honors" might be "Chemistry"

Within those I usually have documents. A document in the "Chemistry" folder might be "Station assigments".

Organizing your files is the key to being able to find them again ;) . I've learned that the hard way!

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 8:12 am 
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I have some form of that on my computers. The biggest problems is trying to keep syncing my changes from multiple different computers.

tuningpeg571 wrote:
"Master Guide" (I'm being invested on Sabbath!)


Congratulations!!!

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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:02 pm 
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tuningpeg571 wrote:
Thanks for sharing that idea! I, too, find organizing computer files into categories and subcategories helps me. I use a more general approach, though:

First, I have a folder called "Pathfinders"

Within that folder I have other folders such as "Honors", "Camping", "Worships", "Master Guide" (I'm being invested on Sabbath!), etc.

Within those I have other folders and/or documents. For instance, a folder in "Honors" might be "Chemistry"

Within those I usually have documents. A document in the "Chemistry" folder might be "Station assigments".

Organizing your files is the key to being able to find them again ;) . I've learned that the hard way!


Yes - I do the folder organization as well. This suggestion is to sort the files in order of the level within a folder for that level.

It also helps to sort folders within a folder sometimes by prefacing the names with '1_', '2_' etc.

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 8:56 am 
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Yes, is good idea to get organized. As an AC I do have a folder called 'Pathfinders' and in there I have the subfolders for Induction, Investiture, Fair, Directory, Honors, etc. That way I know where the information is for each one when a club director need help. :P

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 2:40 pm 
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Thanks for the tip! I usually put my stuff on an external HD, but your suggestions will work there too! This is especially usefull for a disorganized person such as myself.

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