What is Del.icio.us? Del.icio.us is a social bookmarking tool that we can use to organise and share our bookmarks. Why use Del.icio.us? Del.icio.us allows us to; Share bookmarks across many computers Allows us to “Tag” our bookmarks Backs up our bookmarks externally(safe in computer crashes) Allows us to share our bookmarks with fellow teachers and students Allows for searching of bookmarks Permits subscriptions to other people Del.icio.us bookmarks Allows us to connect with the web resources of the very best minds in our field. How to use Del.icio.us Maggie e-tutorial Del.icio.us
A way to connect with others and make connections to learning
A way to give students ownership of a personal space. a web site that encourages active engagement by the students and teacher
A place to collaborate
A personal way to include parents in the process
Why should teachers blog?
Teachers have always shared their ideas within their own staffroom, but now teachers’ staffroom chat can be more in-depth, more wide-reaching than ever before. Meanwhile, kids are already discovering the joys of online social networking. How can education take advantage of this to increase motivation for learning and improve the processes we use to teach and learn?
What is blogging? “ Blogs are powerful communication tools. Blogs are powerful publishing tools. But blogging (the verb) is still much more than that to me. Blogging, as in reading and thinking and reflecting and then writing, is connecting and learning.” Will Richardson How to use blogging? www.learnwithmaggie.ning.com