Social Bookmarking is like your browser’s (i.e. Internet Explorer, Fire Fox, Safari, etc.) favorites button, but it’s on the web. So, you get an on-the-go favorites list. One presenter compared compiling reliable websites to creating digital playgrounds for student exploration. In a sense, social bookmarking provides students with a guide to acquire worthwhile and appropriate information. Basically, it is like a web quest with a sharable URL. Diigo and Sqworl both provide a snapshot of the websites homepage, which follows what research tells us about facing book covers toward students.
- Diigo (check out this Diigo starter sheet)
- Delicious (check out this Delicious starter sheet)
With the holidays approaching, my wife and I have been having a difficult time finding a gift for our nieces and nephews. Our nieces and nephew’s list has been distributed to several people, and after a purchase is made we find out someone else has already bought the item. This can get annoying; so, I suggested social bookmarking for the kids gift list. Let’s see if this works. Now, I just have to train people how to use the web tool.
What other forms of social bookmarking are out there? How are you utilizing it within your classroom?