We’ll explore:• What is Social Bookmarking• How Educators Can UseSocial Bookmarking• Examples of Social BookmarkingApplications in the classroom
What is Social Bookmarking?Social Bookmarking is tagging or marking awebsite and saving it for later. Instead ofsaving them to your web browser, you aresaving them to the web. And, because yourbookmarks are online, you can easily sharethem with friends.(http://webtrends.about.com/od/glossary/g/tag_def.htm)Some popular Social Bookmarking sites include:
TwitterYou know you’ve tweeted orre-tweeted an online news article.
PinterestPost web images of your favoritethings much?
RedditMark, post and vote on news articlesand hangout with the President!
DeliciousFree bookmarking service loved byeducators
DiigoCollect and organize anything. It’s likeDelicious on steroids, but you have topay for the good stuff.
How can educators useSocial Bookmarking?Educators can use bookmarking to store, organize andshare bookmarks of websites. The bookmarks are storedon a Social Bookmarking site rather than on your localcomputer. This tool can be very beneficial in organizingwebsites for use with students, or sharing yourbookmarked pages with colleagues. Some uses in theclassroom include but are not limited to:• List websites for classroom use• Access bookmark from any computer with an Internet connection• Share sites with colleagues• Create a list of homework help sites that students can access from home or school• Create a list of safe research sites for students• Organize your bookmarks by topic to be used in speciﬁc units of study(studyhttp://www.edtechnetwork.com/social_bookmarking.html)
Examples of Social BookmarkingApplications in the classroomIt is a free and widely used service. It is also verypowerful. When users “tag” bookmarks with keywords,Delicious and similar sites, take all of the otherbookmarks that are tagged with the same words andconnects them, as well as the people who posted thosebookmarks. Thus, creating a strong community of likeminded individuals. The following learning experiencescan easily be accomplished using Delicious and otherSocial Bookmarking web tools.Delicious is a great site to get started using SocialBookmarking.https://delicious.com
A. Create an Online Reading ListLanguage Arts and Social Science teachers can create an onlinereading list. Students can access that list, and then, participate in adiscussion about the information either online or in the classroom.For example, students may be assigned to read two articles withopposing views about a historical ﬁgure. Then they may have tocompare and contrast the information that was given.CCCS: 8.1.C, E, F; 8.2.D,E; 6.1, 6.2; Literacy RI.9
B. Conduct an Information Scavenger HuntAny teacher may use social bookmarking to create an informationscavenger hunt or quest. For example, a consumer and familyscience teacher may have students look for and document speciﬁcinformation about the health beneﬁts of the ginger root from acompiled list of sites. CCCS: 8.1.C, E, F; 8.2.D,E; 2.1.B
C. Analyze and CritiqueArt teachers can mark and organize websites according to artistor style. Then, students can view the listed sites to study theartwork. For example, 2nd or 3rd grade students may examinethe works of Pablo Picasso on a series of saved bookmarks andthen have to determine if certain works of art are from his blueperiod, rose period, or cubism.CCCS: 8.1.C, E, F; 8.2.D,E; 1.2, 1.4.B
Wrap upThe potential for advance growth and learning throughSocial Bookmarking is limitless. Educators can utilizedozens of Bookmarking sites. Some sites focus on imagesand pictures, others on news and pop culture. There arealso hundreds of online tools used by these sites thatallow students to post their own bookmarks, respond toand discuss posted tags, or organize and searchinformation. The possibilities are endless and onlyrestricted by the educator’s creativity.
Resources(http://webtrends.about.com/od/glossary/g/tag_def.htm)(studyhttp://www.edtechnetwork.com/social_bookmarking.html)https://delicious.comhttp://www.state.nj.us/education/cccs/Richardson, W (2010). Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools forClassrooms. Corwin, 92-99
Slide show created by,Joseph Kingjosephcking@mac.com