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  1. 1. TAG! You’re Delicious!!
  2. 2. We are! <ul><li>How many websites are out there? </li></ul>
  3. 3. We are! <ul><li>Let’s play “what if”: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You travel 36 hours to a small town in New Zealand and you are sitting in a Starbucks having coffee and wanting to review the bookmarked sites you used to plan your trip? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More realistically, you travel down the hall to another classroom because you are a a “roving teacher”? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR BOOKMARKS? </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. We are! <ul><li>Portable bookmarks are GREAT… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>It gets better…… </li></ul>
  5. 5. We are! <ul><li>The greatest strength of Delicious is TAGGING . </li></ul><ul><li>You can identify a website with words of your own choosing….. </li></ul><ul><li>There’s no official taxonomy, no Dewey Decimal system </li></ul><ul><li>Referred to as FOLKSONOMY </li></ul>
  6. 6. We are! TAG Looks like this….. = TAG CLOUD You can embed a BOOKMARKLET into your web browser’s toolbar….
  7. 7. We are! <ul><li>Tagging in a social bookmarking world is a very powerful tool to use for searching…..WHY? </li></ul><ul><li>You and your network, the community, can SEARCH using TAGS, keyword, person or popularity </li></ul>
  8. 8. We are! <ul><li>AND NOW…. </li></ul><ul><li>You can “ engage with a community of learners” </li></ul><ul><li>You can share your bookmarks with other internet users, colleagues and your learning community </li></ul>
  9. 9. We are! <ul><li>You can now find new websites that are considered MOST RELEVANT and CURRENT by other users. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PEERS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>COLLEAGUES </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FRIENDS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FAMILY </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>THINKERS IN YOUR CHOSEN FIELD OF STUDY </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>OTHER LEARNERS </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>TRUST? </li></ul><ul><li>You are responsible for the websites you tag…make sure they are relevant to the topic because a seach of will turn up ALL available sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Spiderman says, “With great power comes great responsibility.” </li></ul>We are!
  11. 11. We are! <ul><li>WEB 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>A new world where anyone can contribute their ideas to the online community. </li></ul>
  12. 12. We are! <ul><li>Classroom example: </li></ul><ul><li>You can give your students an assignment where each tagged page is accompanied by a question (in the description field of the tag box). Students answer the question from reading the website. </li></ul>
  13. 13. We are! <ul><li>Departments within a school can create their own department delicious logons…..think about the social studies department having their own resources, tagging convention relevant to their subject area and instant access to specific curriculum. </li></ul>