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Using Delicious in Education

Using Delicious in Education



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

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



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    Using Delicious in Education Using Delicious in Education Presentation Transcript

    • del.icio.us
      • social bookmarking as
      • metacognitive and research tool
    • what is del.icio.us ?
    • a website?
    • software?
    • a bit of both
    • 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
    • Definition of Social Bookmarking: Simply; a better way to manage and share online information according to me
    • MANAGE
    • access from anywhere
      • keep your bookmarks online
      • all you need is internet access and a browser
    • 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?
    • SHARE
    • 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
    • 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
    • Scenario A
    • General Paper 2 main areas making connections motivation to read
    • making connections
      • interlinked issues
      • tagging = metacognitive action
      motivation to read
      • digital natives
      • one-up manship
    • 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.
    • DEMO
    • Survey Results Survey Results
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Scenario B
    • Science 2 main areas easy archiving easy sharing
    • easy archiving
      • tagging= clear organisation
      • “ Life-long” resources
      easy sharing
      • tagging= easy retrieval
      • Snowball and multiplication of resources
    • 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
    • DEMO
    • Survey Results Survey Results
    • 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
    • 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.
    • all you need to get started:
      • an internet connection
      • a browser
      • log on to http://del.icio.us to register for a free account
    • thank you and have a good day!