Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking allows the user to create a set of resources that can be access online through any computer. The resources are then organized through tags, lists, key words, and/bundles. Many programs offer the ability to annotate, highlight, and/or attach sticky notes to the bookmarked sites. The user has the ability to join networks and groups to share their bookmarks and explore the bookmarks of others.

Resources

del.icio.us


del.icio.us is a social bookmarking site that lets you bookmark your favorite articles and web pages using tags and bundles. Because your links, tags, and bundles are saved online, you can access them from any computer. Then you can network with other people to share your bookmarks and see their bookmarks.

Visit del.icio.us

Resource Links

Blogger discusses using del.icio.us in the classroom.
Del.icio.us in the Classroom
Firefox Extension (Allows you to view del.icio.us bookmarks in your sidebar)
Other Social Bookmarking Tools - Comparison
Del.icio.us Podcast by David Warlick
Del.icio.us - A Can of Worms?
del.icio.us & feeburner email - Tech Integration Synergy
Wisdom of Crowds by Robin Good
Del.icio.us Tutorial by Janetta Garton

Watch Social Bookmarking in Plain English
Link http://dotsub.com/view/e843f413-96c2-481f-bf1e-bf4548059ff1
or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x66lV7GOcNU


Strengths:

  1. No cost to open an account.
  2. No matter where you go, you can access all of your bookmarks.
  3. Allows you to categorize bookmarks by multiple tags.
  4. Can import current bookmarks from Safari / Internet Explorer.
  5. Can choose to make bookmarks public or private.
  6. It is an easy way to share and record information since you can bookmark sites with links to other sites.
  7. Able to network with other users to share bookmarks and notes.
  8. Able to bundle tags so searching for sites is easier and more efficient.
  9. Easy to rename and delete tags.
  10. Networking does not have to be reciprocal.
  11. Able to search within tags.

IDEAS FOR THE CLASSROOM

  • Create a list of student-safe links that your students can use for a specific research project.
  • Teachers can share links with their students and other teachers.
  • Families can create and share bookmarks to plan trips or to save all the websites that they use to pay bills.
  • Students can share their favorite websites and this saves valuable time when doing a unit, collaborative projects, term papers, etc., retrieve them from any computer and easily site them.
  • Put this on your Shorecrest webpage so that parents and students who visit can link to resources.
  • Create an individual tag for each class and sites and resources they might need through out the year (ex. eng101-lksw)
  • Create a tag specifically for your parents to pass on resources they might be interested in (ex. Mrs.W-parents)
  • Lesson plan for introducing del.icio.us in the classroom

Examples of Uses in the Classroom