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Tutorial introduces concepts of web2.0 and tagging, provides an overview of del.icio.us, and suggests ways students can integrate its use into their i-life.

Tutorial introduces concepts of web2.0 and tagging, provides an overview of del.icio.us, and suggests ways students can integrate its use into their i-life.



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  • This is the first of three brief tutorials about web-based tools that can facilitate collaboration with your librarian, fellow teachers, and among your students.

Beyond "favorites" - social bookmarking Beyond "favorites" - social bookmarking Presentation Transcript

  • Beyond “Favorites” – social bookmarking web 2.0, tagging, & del.icio.us Ms. Sellors, library media specialist MLWGS, September 2007
  • Photo by kozyndan (Flickr)
  • Tutorial Outline
    • Web 2.0
    • Creative Commons
    • Tagging
    • Social bookmarking
    Photo by kozyndan (Flickr)
  • What’s with the 2.0?
    • Web 2.0
      • Collaborative culture
      • Sharing content
      • User-centered (vs. creator-centered)
      • Web-based software (vs. computer-based software)
      • More than new technologies – a change in attitude – more open, trusting, interactive, engaging
      • From “go get it” to “bring it to me”
  • Was there a Web 1.0? Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Personal web sites Blogs Outlook Google/Yahoo! Calendars World Book Online Wikipedia Email attachments Google Docs/Zoho Writer My Bookmarks, PortaPortal Del.icio.us Picasa, Ofoto Picasa Web, Flickr Static content RSS feeds (syndication) News web sites Feed readers Project Gutenberg Librivox
  • Tagging Photo by Cambodia4Kids (Flickr)
  • Where will you find tags?
  • How do web sites use tags? From www.poetryarchive.org
  • Is like “Favorites” in IE?
    • Del.icio.us a free, web-based bookmark manager
    • Start by importing existing bookmarks from IE or FF
    • Special bookmark button integrated in browser
    del.icio.us Browser-based Favorites Use any computer Use own computer Multiple tags for one source One folder per bookmark Share sources easily Email favorites Create networks Find sources manually Annotate
  • de.licio.us-ly simple It’s deliciously simple!
  • Only required information - User name - Password Helpful to include email too
  • No need to start from scratch! Import existing bookmarks to start your de.licio.us account (default set to “ private ”)
  • PRIVATE view - 1526
  • PUBLIC view - 335
  • Share link to one or all tags
  • Discover sites by searching tags
  • Find out what friends are tagging
  • Tagging as you surf the ‘net Look for a del.icio.us button on blogs and web sites
  • Or click the TAG button in your Firefox or IE browser
  • Add notes and tags then click SAVE
  • Cool, but how can I use it? Photo by Questa Durron (Flickr)
  • del.icio.us in your i-life
    • Create working bibliographies for projects by ensuring they share a common tag.
    • Build lists of resources with fellow students/ teachers(decide on common tags first).
    • Create a network with friends or fellow club members with whom you share an interest.
    • Subscribe to tags of favorite topics.
    • Add del.icio.us to your Facebook profile
    • Add a linkroll or tag cloud to your personal blog or one you’ve made for a club.
  • Planning & managing
    • Decide whether you’ll create one account or two – a personal one and one for school.
    • Spend a few minutes planning how you’ll tag so that your tags are consistent ( remember – no spaces within tags!)
      • Plural vs singular
      • Teacher’s names / course names
    • Clean up your tags periodically using the delete and rename tag functions
  • What questions do you have?