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social-bookmarking

Page history last edited by Katie Day 12 years, 9 months ago


 
 

Definition

 

Social bookmarking allows you to store bookmarks for your favorite websites on the internet, rather than on one particular computer.   It also allows you to "tag" or label each bookmark with keywords that will help you to easily find that bookmark.  So your bookmarks can follow you around -- from home to work or wherever.

 

This video Social Bookmarking in Plain English -- by The Common Craft Show -- is the best introduction to what social bookmarking is and how to do it.

 

 

Brands / best known examples

 

 

How Delicious defines itself:  "Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source. With emphasis on the power of the community, Delicious greatly improves how people discover, remember and share on the Internet."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practical examples

 

Several East campus UWCSEA teachers already have Delicious accounts.

 

Mary alias vanderheijden -- http://delicious.com/vanderheijden -- see the websites she's tagged maths

Luke alias MrWhitehouse -- http://delicious.com/MrWhitehouse -- he has quite a few websites tagged guitar

Hamish alias hamishbetts -- http://delicious.com/hamishbetts -- New Zealand is one of his favorite tags

Keri-Lee alias klandmiles -- http://delicious.com/klandmiles -- check out the websites she has tagged with both tools and education 

Katie alias thelibrarianedge -- http://delicious.com/TheLibrarianEdge -- have a look at these websites tagged both childrens_lit and awards

 

as well as a couple of Dover campus primary school teachers:

 

Nicole K. (Grade 4) alias Bestfishes -- http://delicious.com/Bestfishes -- some of her popular tags are math_teacher_resource and iwb (interactive whiteboard)

Ingrid (Grade 5) alias jazzqueen -- http://delicious.com/jazzqueen -- one of her popular tags is sustainable (as Grade 5 does a unit called One Degree of Change)

 

There is also a UWCSEA account -- which I set up when working at Dover -- in order to collect websites suitable for different units of inquiry.  For example, see the websites tagged tgal (which stands for Think Global, Act Local, a Grade 4 unit).

 

 

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Exercises to try

 

NOVICE

 

  1. Watch the video above made by The Common Craft Show:  Social Bookmarking in Plain English
  2. Create your own Delicious account and e-mail us your Delicious account name, e.g., TheLibrarianEdge or klandmiles..  See the Delicious help page called Getting Started and their explanation of tagging.  Also see this step-by-step slideshow presentation "Geting Started with Delicious".  And if those aren't enough, check out this video "Using Delicious" .

    Then install the Delicious toolbar/buttons for your browser because it makes it so much easier to get the benefit of this tool.  (If you need help, just come see us!)

  3. Share some of your recent experiences or favorite online tools related to going on holiday or enjoying life in Singapore.  Bookmark at least three different websites, where one tag is connectingeast and other tags are something like Singapore, restaurant, bar, holiday, hotel, fun_spot, tourism, etc.

 

APPRENTICE

  1. Create your own Delicious account, if you don't have one already, and e-mail us your Delicious account name, e.g., TheLibrarianEdge or klandmiles.  Then install the Delicious toolbar/buttons for your browser. 
  2. Search all of Delicious for the tag teachers and primary -- and find/bookmark at least one website you feel is worth sharing.  Tag it connectingeast, teachers, and primary and whatever else you want.
  3. Same as #3 above:  Bookmark and tag at least three different website, where one tag is connectingeast and other tags relate to having fun in Singapore or going on holiday in this region.
  4. Add one or more of the teachers with Delicious accounts to your Delicious network.  (See the Delicious explanation of the network feature and/or this introductory video "Networking with Delicious".)

 

PRACTITIONER

  1. Tag some websites with connectingeast -- and e-mail us your Delicious account name, e.g., TheLibrarianEdge or klandmiles.
  2. Add one or more of the teachers with Delicious accounts to your Delicious network
  3. Find some websites suitable for one of your units of inquiry and tag them for:uwcsea, which will put them in the inbox of the UWCSEA delicious account. (See the Delicious explanation of the subscription and inbox features.)
  4. Explore some of these 180+ Delicious Tools and Resources or put a Delicious RSS widget on your blog or website, if you have one.

 

EXPERT 

  1. Create your own Diigo account, if you don't have one already, and e-mail us your Diigo account name, e.g., TheLibrarianEdge or klandmiles..  See Diigo Educator Accounts -- FAQ.  See also this great collection of Diigo tutorials (published via Google Notebook).
  2. Bookmark some websites using the tag connectingeast and put public post-it notes somewhere on the websites.
  3. Use the Diigo Search People function to find Keri-Lee Beasley and Katie Day and send each of them a "Friend Request"

 

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Further reading/exploration

 

Read more about tagging....

 

 

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