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  1. 1. Introducing 28 Feb 2009 Kristin Trace – Western School Board Technology Consultant
  2. 2. <ul><li>online and free therefore accessible anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>can use more than one tag per item </li></ul><ul><li>can create a network to share links </li></ul><ul><li>must use own computer </li></ul><ul><li>only method of organization is filing item in a folder </li></ul><ul><li>must email links </li></ul> Bookmarking
  3. 3. <ul><li>When you create an account you should also </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install the button in your browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This makes it really simple to tag sites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload your current bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You obviously saved them for a reason!! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Creating a Bookmark <ul><li>If you have added the button to your toolbar </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When visiting the website you wish to tag/bookmark, click on the tag button </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you are on a computer which you cannot add the button to (eg school), you can log into and click on the words “save a new bookmark” in the upper right hand corner of your screen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This requires that you cut and paste the URL in </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Adding A Bookmark via the Button <ul><li>You can opt not to share a link </li></ul><ul><li>by clicking on the recommended or popular tags you can quickly add tags </li></ul><ul><li>you may also see who has bookmarked this by clicking on PEOPLE </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Popular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look up a URL </li></ul></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to a User </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Subscriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore </li></ul></ul>Navigating
  7. 8. Bookmarks <ul><li>My Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Items you have “tagged” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Popular </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Items which are currently being tagged frequently by anyone anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Items tagged recently by anyone anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Look up a URL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use this to see who has tagged a URL you are interested in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can get “tag” keyword ideas </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>See who is tagging your site </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. People <ul><li>My Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>if you have added people to your network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>clicking on this option will return all their recent bookmarks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is great because once you find people who are like minded, you can count on them to find some great resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Go to a User </li></ul><ul><ul><li>if you know a specific user’s “name” you can type in their name and it will return all their public bookmarks </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. Tags <ul><li>My Tags </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will bring you to a page with your PERSONAL tags in a “cloud” sized by number of references </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My Subscriptions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can subscribe to a tag and see what bookmarks have recently been assigned it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can limit this to a specific person </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Or it can be wide open </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Explore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will bring you to a page with everyone’s tags in a “cloud” sized by number of references </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. So much more… <ul><li>As you learn to refine your tagging habits has more tools to help you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Group tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combine tags into one (eg. Blog and blogs!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share your tags in a blog, wiki, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download a backup of all your tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And so on… </li></ul></ul>