Social Bookmarking in the ClassroomPresentation Transcript
Web 2.0 Social Bookmarking and Start Pages in the Classroom Sally Todd, St John’s School Library, June 2009
Book Marks Most people use the ‘favourites’ or ‘bookmarks feature’ on their browser
Why use Social Bookmarking?
If you are not connected to the school network you cannot access your ‘Favourites’ or ‘Bookmarks’
A social bookmarking website is an online space where you can collect all your bookmarks and favourite websites
Available at school, at home or away
From any internet computer or your iPhone
‘ Delicious’ is one of many social book marking sites
Web 2.0 Tools Judy O’Connell 2007 ‘ Delicious’
Why Delicious? Organise share collaborate ‘ tag’ or label Access from any computer or iPhone Add, modify or delete Automatically updated Add RSS feed to your blog, website or start page
A short introduction… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x66lV7GOcNU
Choose an appropriate user name
Use a different (web based) e-mail address
Choose memorable password
Open e-mail in new window to activate your account
Save and edit links Annotate Tag Separate tags with spaces Join words with punctuation: social_bookmarking
Save searches for class use
and add specific tag
What is a ‘tag’
An example of ‘tagging’ Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cambodia4kidsorg/260004685
More about Tags
Importance of Tagging
What words might I use to find this item?
Delicious will suggest tags
Use capitals to distinguish between tags and bundles
Choose ‘public’ or ‘private’ (in settings)
Tags are searchable
Search your own tags and those of others in your network or on public sites in Delicious
Logical grouping of related tags you have used
Create in ‘settings/bundle tags’
Can also re-name or delete tags in ‘settings’
See what others in your network have bookmarked
kev_hickey_uk Create Tag Bundles Tag Clouds
How you and your students can use Delicious
Create working bibliographies for projects by ensuring they share a common tag e.g.
Build lists of resources with students/ teachers (decide on common tags first).
Create a network with friends or colleagues with whom you share an interest.
Subscribe to tags of favorite topics.
Add ‘Delicious’ to Facebook profile.
Add a linkroll or tag cloud to personal blog or one made for school or activity.
Add Delicious ‘feed’ to Netvibes.
Delicious or Diigo? http://www.diigo.com/
New Diigo for School Librarians Network A way for sln-ers to share and find great websites
Group Bookmarks A great way to collaborate and share Key word tags as in Delicious Search, edit, share or add comment
Why not use both?
Both Delicious and Diigo allow you to save links with various tags, connect to other users who have saved the same post or used the same tag, and track users or specific tags
Diigo allows you to highlight sections of the Web page you’re on, and lets you attach sticky notes to the site. When you go back to that page those highlights and notes are still visible
If you forward a page to someone else who has a Diigo account they can also see the highlights and add their own.
If you add something to your Diigo account, it also gets added to your Delicious account.
Use as a backup for your bookmarks in case one or other website disappears
User base for Diigo is much smaller and subscription features are under review
StJohnsLibrary Wordle www.wordle.net
Creating a Netvibes Start Page
Why have a Home Page?
Available from anywhere
Always open on Desktop
Easy to add content
Easy to create resources to share
Browser takes you straight to your home page
Decide on your page title
Sign up and choose your ‘theme’
Change look and layout of your page
Choice of backgrounds
Move widgets around
Drag and drop
1 – 4 columns
Widget = module or resource unit which does something for you and constantly updates
Create tabs for
Different year groups
Netvibes in the Classroom
Using Netvibes to Aggregate Course Content
Tabs and Topics for Departments Tabs for MFL with newsfeeds from France, Germany, China and UK
Newsfeeds for MFL
Departmental Start Pages Head of Learning support was inspired to set up her own Netvibes page after a staff INSET session
Easy to add content
News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content.
You can get the latest headlines and video in one place, as soon as its published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.
Feeds are also known as RSS. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'.
If you click on the RSS button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.
Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange button, but some may just have a normal web link.
Add a ‘search engine’ widget (choose between Google, Yahoo, Live or Snap)
Take advantage of e-mail feeds – Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail
Set public pages as ‘view only’ – so students cannot change or alter anything
Use tabs for different subject or topic areas
Find relevant bookmarks
Add to ‘Bookmark’ widget
Run searches in Delicious – topics will be updated
Students can use this as a launch pad to go off and find more information
With thanks to: Anne Robinson (The Librain) http://librain.edublogs.org/ Phil Bradley http://philbradley.typepad.com/ Judy O’Connell http://heyjude.wordpress.com/resources/ The School Librarian’s Network (SLN) CILIP School Libraries Group (SLG) Your School Library http://www.netvibes.com/yourschoollibrary#YSL_Home Lesley Martin, Librarian, Culford School (SLN Diigo) http:// groups.diigo.com /groups/school-librarians-network