Friday, July 16, 2010
Whether you embed your bookmarks on your classroom web site, on your Ning community or just give your students a web address, Delicious bookmarks make a valuable addition to any classroom.
My delicious bookmarks are embedded on the menu of my classroom web site. I spend much time locating web sites that may help my students with research projects or other assignments, in which information from the Internet might be helpful. This is especially useful for younger students, who do not possess excellent research skills.
If you are doing a project that requires taking facts or statistics or even expert testimony from a web site, you may want to “steer” your students to a list of credible sites, where they can then decide what information is best. You can do this by creating tags and guiding your students to the appropriate tags. This way, a lot of wasted time on poorly done searches is eliminated.
Delicious.com allows you to take your favorite web sites with you anywhere you go, as long as you have an Internet connection. Plus, if you have delicious downloaded to your computer or laptop, you can capture any web site, with the click of a mouse and categorize it with any tag you like.
So, if you're a history teacher, you might have a tag called, CivilWar (Delicious tags must have no spaces). Each time you find a site about the Civil War that you want to share with students, you simply tag it as, CivilWar. The next time you're at school and you want to use a web site you've located at home, but you don't remember the web address, you simply go to Delicious.com and search for your CivilWar tag.
Learn more about Delicious bookmarks with this Delicious how-to video, in 5 minutes or less.