Monday, March 22, 2010

Delicious – share your favourite websites

image There are so many great educational technology tools, it is easy to forget some of the best.  Delicious is one of those amazing tools.  It is a social bookmarking site that saves a bookmark online.  My delicious account is: http://delicious.com/jmcconville 

Reasons to Delicious

If you haven’t been on your delicious account in a while here are a few amazing used of delicious for classroom teachers.

  1. You can access you bookmarks (favourites) from any number of computers at school and at home.  This also works as a backup in case of computer crash.
  2. You bookmarks can be embedded onto your classroom website.
  3. Each bookmark can have a comment attached.  This can help remind us and our students what activities they can do on the site.
  4. Bookmarks can be shared with fellow colleagues and with students.  The network feature is amazing.

How – to

The help on the delicious site has a great getting started guide.  Here are the basics.

  1. Create an account.  Delicious is owned by yahoo so you’ll need a yahoo account if you don’t already have one.
  2. Choose a delicious username.  This will be the link to your online bookmarks.  My username is jmcconville so my bookmarks are http://delicious.com/jmcconville
  3. Start bookmarking!  When you find a site you want to save there are a few options to save.  You can copy the URL, open delicious in another tab or window and click ‘save a new bookmark.  image
    The second option involves you having the delicious browser button installed, you can simply click on the ‘save a new bookmark’ link.  image
    Add a note to remind you what you liked about the site and a few tags to group your bookmarks together. image
  4. Expand your network to find great bookmarks imagefrom others.  Here are the educators that I follow:   Imagine all the amazing sites you would find if a group of teachers on a staff shared their bookmarks via delicious and connected in a network.
  5. Embed your bookmarks on your teacher website.  Here is a screencast for embedding into sharepoint.

New features!

Delicious just added a feature called ‘Browse these bookmarks (beta)’.  View the screencast below for a demo of ‘browse these bookmarks’.

Amazing new bookmarks!

At a elementary teacher sharing session last week.  Jane Chabot showed me these two amazing websites that are now on the top of my delicious picks.

Jacksonpollock.org allows you to paint like the great master himself.  Everytime you click you get a new colour, the faster you move the mouse the thinner the line. 

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Please take a moment to add a comment below with a link to your delicious account and your job title.  We can then find others with similar interests to add to our network.

Oxfam – Mapping our World

Check out the screencast below for a demo of this site.

 

Share your Delicious account name

Please take a moment to add a comment below with a link to your delicious account and your job title.  We can then find others with similar interests to add to our network.

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