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A presentation by teachers from Innova Junior College, Singapore given at the ICTLT conference - Aug Singapore.

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  • 1. del.icio.us
    • social bookmarking as
    • metacognitive and research tool
  • 2. what is del.icio.us ?
  • 3. a website?
  • 4. software?
  • 5. a bit of both
  • 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. Definition of Social Bookmarking: Simply; a better way to manage and share online information according to me
  • 8. MANAGE
  • 9. access from anywhere
    • keep your bookmarks online
    • all you need is internet access and a browser
  • 10. organise and search
    • no more diving through folders
    • no more confusion over articles with multiple categories
    organise with tags instead pirates vs monkeys: who would win?
  • 11. SHARE
  • 12. sharing your account
    • give your account, let others see what you’re reading
    • add others to your network and see what they’re reading
    colleague spouse student
  • 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. Scenario A
  • 15. General Paper 2 main areas making connections motivation to read
  • 16. making connections
    • interlinked issues
    • tagging = metacognitive action
    motivation to read
    • digital natives
    • one-up manship
  • 17. Methodology
    • 42 JC1 students
    • Posting of articles for GP issues content (specifically Crime & Punishment)
    • Set up individual del.icio.us accounts to post and share 2 or more articles in space of 1 week.
    Task:
  • 18. DEMO
  • 19. Survey Results Survey Results
  • 20. Analysis Encourages greater reading by students - 90% agree that del.icio.us helps with the collecting of resources - 81% agree that they enjoy using del.icio.us more than using the newspaper - over 70% are gaining more general knowledge and are able to incorporate content from del.icio.us into GP
  • 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 del.icio.us on computers away from home - Highlight the ‘cloud’ feature of del.icio.us to students and encourage mobile surfing.
  • 22. Scenario B
  • 23. Science 2 main areas easy archiving easy sharing
  • 24. easy archiving
    • tagging= clear organisation
    • “ Life-long” resources
    easy sharing
    • tagging= easy retrieval
    • Snowball and multiplication of resources
  • 25. Methodology
    • 12 Junior College Science teachers
    • Span across the 3 science disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
    • Set up individual deli.icio.us account to manage and share website resources within the department
    Task:
  • 26. DEMO
  • 27. Survey Results Survey Results
  • 28. Analysis Allows easy archiving and sharing of resources amongst colleagues - 33.3% strongly agree and 66.7% agree that de.icio.us helps them organise their website resources easily - 25% strongly agree and 75% agree that del.icio.us allows easy sharing amongst colleagues
  • 29. Analysis 25% have reservations on sharing the website resources with students. - Set up another del.icio.us account for students to access. 33.3% feel that del.icio.us 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. all you need to get started:
    • an internet connection
    • a browser
    • log on to http://del.icio.us to register for a free account
  • 31. thank you and have a good day!