Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thing 7

Social bookmarking is awesome! I just recently, over the summer, discovered during a training though MI Champions sponsored by MACUL. I have found it to be a great way to share websites with colleagues. It also is quite convenient. In the past when researching websites for lessons or projects for my classroom from my computer at home, I would either have to save to my flashdrive or send to myself via email. Sometimes I'd be at home and want to look at a site that I found at school and had saved to "my favorites" on the school's computer. Now I can save to my "delicious" account and retrieve from any computer. It is wonderful! This is a tool that any teacher can and should get excited about. Keeping all of your favorites in one place is ideal!

I can also see the value in using social bookmarking with my students. If a group project is assigned, and students are researching websites, they have a common place to save their research and share with everyone in the group. I have not used a social bookmarking tool like with my students, but wonder how that would actually work. Maybe it would be a tool more suitable for professional use? Could a wikispace set up for class/group collaboration take the place of a social bookmarking site for my students? Maybe so...just something to think about.

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1 comment:

  1. Amy, I'm glad to hear that you've used social bookmarking and how user-friendly it is. If I have any questions in the future about it, I'll ask you. I'm looking forward to trying this out.