Social Bookmarking-Part 2

Ten Reasons You Should Use Social Bookmarking

1. Save any site you find using multiple computers (home and school) to one resource.
2. Access your bookmarks anywhere you have web access.
3. Continue to access your bookmarks even when your computer crashes or you get a new computer.
4. Share web sites with your students or peers.
5. Search your bookmarks by keywords and tags.
6. Use related tags to narrow or extend your searches.
7. Display your saved web site links by category.
8. Learn about new sites from your other users.
9. Subscribe to other users’ bookmarks.
10. Check out recently posted and popular sites.

Adapted from the document ‘Simply Delicious‘ by David Muir
d.d.muir@strath.ac.uk
http://del.icio.us/DavidDMuir/
http://edcompblog.blogspot.com/

Check out this SlideShare:  Using Diigo in the Classroom

Video Tutorials:

Diigo V5: Collect and Highlight, Then Remember!

Diigo V4: Research ~ annotate, archive, organize

Watch this video about Diigo:

Diigo also offers Educator accounts. And here is what’s new in Version 5.

Social Bookmarking: Making the Web Work for You

Diigo is only one way to use Social Bookmarking–and it happens to be the one I like, but there are others out there with some of the same features. Find the one that works for you and share your bookmarks with your online students.

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Social Bookmarking

Social Bookmarking?

I know you have probably heard of it and perhaps you may even been using it. But, exactly, what is it? How can bookmarking web sites be “social”?

According to Wikipedia:

Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to organize, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online.”

The description goes on to say

“In a social bookmarking system, users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share. These bookmarks are usually public, and can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination of public and private domains. The allowed people can usually view these bookmarks chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine.”

So, what is a social bookmarking system? Well, for one, Diigo is just such a system. And I love using it! It is my “go-to-place” for searching out ideas, web resources, and links I can share with others. I don’t have to worry about which computer I used to bookmark a particular web site. All my bookmarks are easily accessed from any computer–as long as I am connected to the Internet. Another great feature is that I can easily organize and share my bookmarks with anyone–family, friends, or students in my online classes–anyone.

I can also join groups through Diigo. That means i have access to any bookmarks shared by group members in the groups I have joined.

This YouTube video explains Diigo:

The Diigo web site also has some great video tutorials about how it all works. Check them out at http://www.diigo.com.

This web site, Using Diigo in the Classroom, shows ways to use Diigo with students and as well as ways to extend your own professional development by using it. This site also includes lesson plans and videos to assist the teacher with incorporating this great tool into their own organizational toolkit.

So, check it out, join a Diigo group or create one for use by your students. Even your online students will benefit from this great web tool. Then you can tell your colleagues that you are working in the “cloud” on your computer, your iPad, and/or your smartphone.


 

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Pinterest-Visual Bookmarks

Have you jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon yet? If you have, what do you like about using it? I have heard people say they are addicted to it. I like seeing what others are “pinning” and get great ideas from it. It is also a real “kick” to see others repin my pins seconds after I pin something. I actually have followers. It is another form of social networking.

So, how can we use Pinterest in a classroom?

Check out this article, 5 Tips for Using Pinterest in Your Classroom.

Other ideas/links:

http://rashidfaridi.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/educators-may-use-pinterest-in-classroom/

http://edgeeks.com/?p=2714

http://www.olecommunity.com/visual-bookmarking-for-education-with-pinterest/

http://pinterest.com/luv2teach/

Who knew this would be such an awesome way to share visual bookmarks!

How are you using Pinterest in your classroom? Tell us!

You can “pin” this by clicking on Pin It

FYI: Happy Dr. Seuss Day!

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More Tools

Ok, I am not sticking with the theme of Infographics in this post–just thought this would be a great slideshare for you to review:

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2011

How many of the tools do you already use? How do you use them in your online instruction? Please share your experiences with any of these tools or tools not shown in the presentation. What’s your favorite and why?

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Infographics as a Creative Assessment

Evidently I have a theme going this month, Infographics. Have you thought about using infographics as a creative assessment tool?

Here is a video by Kathy Schrock:

Infographics as a Creative Assessment from Kathy Schrock on Vimeo.

There is a wealth of information with links to many resources at her site as well. There is also a workshop about infographics.

She provides a list of steps to use when creating an infographic which includes teaching about copyright, use of creative commons, and citing sources–which we, as educators, must teach our students in order to be good digital citizens.

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Personalized Learning

Last week I brought up the idea of visualizing data. Have you done anything in your online course with that concept? It seems to me that visualization is really important in the online teaching/learning environment. Concepts can be difficult to understand if there is only text on the page. Creating a “picture/image” of the data is very powerful for both the learner and the instructor. Of course the WWW has a ton of ideas and lesson plans to help with presenting meaningful data in ways that will clarify a student’s understanding of data and how to create a visual representation of the data.
Students Love Technology
Via: OnlineEducation.net

Here are some links to some lesson plans and resources:

Infographic Lesson Plan

Have you used infographics in your classroom? (Lists 118 resources)

How to Create an Infographic- 44 Places to Find Tutorials and Tools (contains how-to’s and tools for creating infographics)

Updated: Infographics Resources

How Infographics Accelerate Learning

So, my questions for you are:

  1. How have you utilized the concept of infographics in an online learning environment?
  2. What resources did/do you use?

Please share!

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