Social Bookmarking as a Metacognitive and Research tool


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This presentation presents strategies for using as a tool for identifying disparate issues in articles and as a method for sharing resources.

It was presented at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology 2008, as part of action research conducted in Innova Junior College 2008.

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Social Bookmarking as a Metacognitive and Research tool

  1. 1. <ul><li>social bookmarking as </li></ul><ul><li>metacognitive and research tool </li></ul>
  2. 2. what is ?
  3. 3. a website?
  4. 4. software?
  5. 5. a bit of both
  6. 6. A method for Internet users to store, organise, search and manage bookmarks of web pages on the Internet with the help of metadata Definition of Social Bookmarking: according to Wikipedia
  7. 7. Definition of Social Bookmarking: Simply; a better way to manage and share online information according to me
  8. 8. MANAGE
  9. 9. access from anywhere <ul><li>keep your bookmarks online </li></ul><ul><li>all you need is internet access and a browser </li></ul>
  10. 10. organise and search <ul><li>no more diving through folders </li></ul><ul><li>no more confusion over articles with multiple categories </li></ul>organise with tags instead pirates vs monkeys: who would win?
  11. 11. SHARE
  12. 12. sharing your account <ul><li>give your account, let others see what you’re reading </li></ul><ul><li>add others to your network and see what they’re reading </li></ul>colleague spouse student
  13. 13. Action Research: Back to the Classroom Back to the Classroom General Paper Sharing of GP readings amongst students Sharing of website resources amongst teachers learning teaching Science P
  14. 14. Scenario A
  15. 15. General Paper 2 main areas making connections motivation to read
  16. 16. making connections <ul><li>interlinked issues </li></ul><ul><li>tagging = metacognitive action </li></ul>motivation to read <ul><li>digital natives </li></ul><ul><li>one-up manship </li></ul>
  17. 17. Methodology <ul><li>42 JC1 students </li></ul><ul><li>Posting of articles for GP issues content (specifically Crime & Punishment) </li></ul><ul><li>Set up individual accounts to post and share 2 or more articles in space of 1 week. </li></ul>Task:
  18. 18. DEMO
  19. 19. Survey Results Survey Results
  20. 20. Analysis Encourages greater reading by students - 90% agree that delicious helps with the collecting of resources - 81% agree that they enjoy using delicious more than using the newspaper - over 70% are gaining more general knowledge and are able to incorporate content from delicious into GP
  21. 21. Analysis 67% do not read articles posted by their classmates. - Inculcate culture of sharing by encouraging discussion of each other’s articles. 48% have accessed delicious on computers away from home - Highlight the ‘cloud’ feature of delicious to students and encourage mobile surfing.
  22. 22. Scenario B
  23. 23. Science 2 main areas easy archiving easy sharing
  24. 24. easy archiving <ul><li>tagging= clear organisation </li></ul><ul><li>“ Life-long” resources </li></ul>easy sharing <ul><li>tagging= easy retrieval </li></ul><ul><li>Snowball and multiplication of resources </li></ul>
  25. 25. Methodology <ul><li>12 Junior College Science teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Span across the 3 science disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) </li></ul><ul><li>Set up individual accounts to manage and share website resources within the department </li></ul>Task:
  26. 26. DEMO
  27. 27. Survey Results Survey Results
  28. 28. Analysis Allows easy archiving and sharing of resources amongst colleagues - 33.3% strongly agree and 66.7% agree that delicious helps them organise their website resources easily - 25% strongly agree and 75% agree that delicious allows easy sharing amongst colleagues
  29. 29. Analysis 25% have reservations on sharing the website resources with students. - Set up another delicious account for students to access. 33.3% feel that delicious may not shorten the time needed to look for website resources. - Pre-agreed on a system for tagging or use more specific tag words.
  30. 30. all you need to get started: <ul><li>an internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>a browser </li></ul><ul><li>log on to to register for a free account </li></ul>
  31. 31. thank you and have a good day!