Social Bookmarking in the Classroom


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Social Bookmarking in the Classroom

  1. 1. Web 2.0 Social Bookmarking and Start Pages in the Classroom Sally Todd, St John’s School Library, June 2009
  2. 2. Book Marks Most people use the ‘favourites’ or ‘bookmarks feature’ on their browser
  3. 3. Why use Social Bookmarking? <ul><li>If you are not connected to the school network you cannot access your ‘Favourites’ or ‘Bookmarks’ </li></ul><ul><li>A social bookmarking website is an online space where you can collect all your bookmarks and favourite websites </li></ul><ul><li>Available at school, at home or away </li></ul><ul><li>From any internet computer or your iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Delicious’ is one of many social book marking sites </li></ul>
  4. 4. Web 2.0 Tools Judy O’Connell 2007 ‘ Delicious’
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. A short introduction…
  7. 7. Getting Started <ul><li>Create account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose an appropriate user name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use a different (web based) e-mail address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose memorable password </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open e-mail in new window to activate your account </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Upload bookmarks
  9. 9. Save and edit links Annotate Tag Separate tags with spaces Join words with punctuation: social_bookmarking <ul><ul><li>Save searches for class use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and add specific tag </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What is a ‘tag’
  11. 11. An example of ‘tagging’ Source:
  12. 12. More about Tags <ul><li>Importance of Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Folksonomy </li></ul><ul><li>What words might I use to find this item? </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious will suggest tags </li></ul><ul><li>Use capitals to distinguish between tags and bundles </li></ul><ul><li>Choose ‘public’ or ‘private’ (in settings) </li></ul><ul><li>Tags are searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Search your own tags and those of others in your network or on public sites in Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>Tag Bundles </li></ul><ul><li>Logical grouping of related tags you have used </li></ul><ul><li>Create in ‘settings/bundle tags’ </li></ul><ul><li>Can also re-name or delete tags in ‘settings’ </li></ul>
  13. 13. See what others in your network have bookmarked
  14. 14. kev_hickey_uk Create Tag Bundles Tag Clouds
  15. 15. How you and your students can use Delicious <ul><li>Create working bibliographies for projects by ensuring they share a common tag e.g. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Build lists of resources with students/ teachers (decide on common tags first). </li></ul><ul><li>Create a network with friends or colleagues with whom you share an interest. </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to tags of favorite topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Add ‘Delicious’ to Facebook profile. </li></ul><ul><li>Add a linkroll or tag cloud to personal blog or one made for school or activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Add Delicious ‘feed’ to Netvibes. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Delicious or Diigo?
  17. 17. New Diigo for School Librarians Network A way for sln-ers to share and find great websites
  18. 18. Group Bookmarks A great way to collaborate and share Key word tags as in Delicious Search, edit, share or add comment
  19. 19. Why not use both? <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>If you forward a page to someone else who has a Diigo account they can also see the highlights and add their own. </li></ul><ul><li>If you add something to your Diigo account, it also gets added to your Delicious account. </li></ul><ul><li>Use as a backup for your bookmarks in case one or other website disappears </li></ul><ul><li>User base for Diigo is much smaller and subscription features are under review </li></ul>
  20. 20. StJohnsLibrary Wordle
  21. 21. Creating a Netvibes Start Page
  22. 22. Why have a Home Page? <ul><li>Saves time </li></ul><ul><li>Collates content </li></ul><ul><li>Available from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Always open on Desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to add content </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to create resources to share </li></ul><ul><li>Browser takes you straight to your home page </li></ul><ul><li>Any machine </li></ul><ul><li>Any browser </li></ul><ul><li>Netvibes </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively robust </li></ul><ul><li>Minimal downtime </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
  23. 23. Decide on your page title
  24. 24. Sign up and choose your ‘theme’
  25. 25. Change look and layout of your page <ul><li>Choice of backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Move widgets around </li></ul><ul><li>Drag and drop </li></ul><ul><li>1 – 4 columns </li></ul>Widget = module or resource unit which does something for you and constantly updates <ul><li>Create tabs for </li></ul><ul><li>Different year groups </li></ul><ul><li>Subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Topics </li></ul>
  26. 26. Netvibes in the Classroom <ul><li>Using Netvibes to Aggregate Course Content </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  27. 27. Tabs and Topics for Departments Tabs for MFL with newsfeeds from France, Germany, China and UK
  28. 28. Newsfeeds for MFL
  29. 29. Departmental Start Pages Head of Learning support was inspired to set up her own Netvibes page after a staff INSET session
  30. 30. Easy to add content
  31. 31. RSS Feeds <ul><li>News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Feeds are also known as RSS. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange button, but some may just have a normal web link. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: </li></ul>Chesi - Fotos CC
  32. 32. Top Tips for Netvibes <ul><li>Bypass opening Google in new tab or browser </li></ul><ul><li>Add a ‘search engine’ widget (choose between Google, Yahoo, Live or Snap) </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of e-mail feeds – Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo Mail </li></ul><ul><li>Set public pages as ‘view only’ – so students cannot change or alter anything </li></ul><ul><li>Use tabs for different subject or topic areas </li></ul><ul><li>Find relevant bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Add to ‘Bookmark’ widget </li></ul><ul><li>Run searches in Delicious – topics will be updated </li></ul><ul><li>Students can use this as a launch pad to go off and find more information </li></ul>
  33. 33. With thanks to: Anne Robinson (The Librain) Phil Bradley Judy O’Connell The School Librarian’s Network (SLN) CILIP School Libraries Group (SLG) Your School Library Lesley Martin, Librarian, Culford School (SLN Diigo) http:// /groups/school-librarians-network