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Social Bookmarking

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Social Bookmarking was a presentation offered by Evelyn Izquierdo (UCV-Avealmec founder member) and Jennifer Verschoor (President of ARCALL, the Argentinian CALL Association) as part of "21st Century Learning in the EFL Class", a blended course currently carried out by Professor Doris Molero at Universidad Rafael Belloso Chacín (Maracaibo-Venezuela). The course is supported by Webheads in Action and Integrating Technology for Instruction and Learning, a virtual community for ESL/EFL teachers.

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Social Bookmarking

  1. 1. Integrating Technology for Instruction and Learning Evelyn Izquierdo & Jennifer Verschoor April 3, 2009
  2. 2. What is social bookmarking? Social Bookmarking is a new Web 2.0 technology that allows Internet users to read, store, classify, rate, comment on, organize by topic or category, mark by using tags and share with virtual communities or individuals with common interests search links to any Website.  Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 2
  3. 3. Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 3
  4. 4. Tagging 87% are successful 92% of search engine confident in their searching ability 17% of search engine users say they always find the information they are looking for Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project report entitled quot;Search Engine Usersquot;: ://k12wiki.wikispaces.com/Tagging+to+help+Teachers
  5. 5. Folksonomy
  6. 6. Popular bookmarking services Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 6
  7. 7. The most popular Delicious Diigo StumbleUpon Edutagger Reddit Mixx Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 7
  8. 8. How do social bookmarks work? Look at the following You Tube video about Delicious: Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 8
  9. 9. Delicious Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 9
  10. 10. Delicious Link to Web site Bookmark number Description or notes Tags Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 10
  11. 11. What does Delicious offer to educators? Delicious allows us to: • save and store all our bookmarks online and keep them in one place. • get to them from any computer, anywhere, anytime. It's like carrying our 'Favorites' with us. • see what other teachers or students are bookmarking. • know about the most popular bookmarks being saved in the educational field. • share them with other colleagues and students. • keep track of our entire bookmark collection. • organize and classify our favorite sites by using tags. • have access to online teaching resources for classes, lectures or presentations. Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 11
  12. 12. StumbleUpon StumbleUpon is an Internet community that allows its users to discover and rate Web pages, photos, and videos. It is a personalized recommendation engine which uses peer and social-networking principles. (Wikipedia, 2009) Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 12
  13. 13. What does StumbleUpon offer to educators? StumbleUpon allows us to bookmark: • Articles, online books and any other Website related to education • Blogs • Photos • Videos Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 13
  14. 14. Reddit Reddit is a social news website on which users can post links to content on the web. Other users may then vote the posted links down or up, causing them to appear more or less prominently on the Reddit home page. (Wikipedia, 2009) Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 14
  15. 15. Mixx Mixx is a user-driven social media web site that serves to help users submit or find content by peers based on interest and location. It combines social networking and bookmarking with web syndication, blogging and personalization tools. (Wikipedia, 2009) Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 15
  16. 16. Diigo What How Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 16
  17. 17. Highlight & Share the Web (Video)
  18. 18. Diigo http://www.diigo.com/
  19. 19. Ideal for team research Collaborative  Research Organize resources using group bookmarks Sticky notes are great for discussion
  20. 20. Diigo  Groups http://groups.diigo.com/groups/edn
  21. 21. Educational Benefits
  22. 22. Advantages • Instant traffic • Easier to find information • Organizing and classifying reading resources • Sharing and learning • Allows people with similar interests to create communities of users and thus influence resource tags.
  23. 23. Integrating Social Bookmarks means opening our classroom door to the world
  24. 24. Resources Further readings: What is Reddit and how can I use it to promote and market my blog posts? Advantage of Social Bookmarking Videos: Social bookmarking: Making the Web work for you Social bookmarking Images: What is social bookmarking? http://www.flickr.com/photos/25577119@N04/3107789751/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfthemind-com/161406818/ Folksonomies http://www.flickr.com/photos/oceanflynn/274041826/ Sharing http://www.flickr.com/photos/girlhula/2848879655/ Diigo highlighter http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=diigo&page=3 Izquierdo, E. & Verschoor, J. (2009). Social Bookmarking. All rights reserved 24
  25. 25. Thank you very much! Evelyn Izquierdo evelyn.izquierdo@gmail.com Jennifer Verschoor jenverschoor@gmail.com

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