Delicious is a social bookmarking site that allows a user to save their Internet bookmarks online. Instead of saving bookmarks to your computer's web browser, you are saving them to the web and can access them anywhere with an Internet connection. This is a great way that users can collect, organize and search through bookmarked websites, especially if they frequently use multiple computers. The "bookmarking" uses tags which help you to save, organize, and identify all of your favorite websites. So, why is it "social" bookmarking? Users can search bookmarks of other Delicious members and easily share them with co-workers and friends.
What is Social Bookmarking?
Video on Social Bookmarking by Lee LeFever from http://www.commoncraft.com
Delicious can be used for Professional Development, or as a means of sharing online links with students and the school community across all grade levels and curricular areas. Team-wide, Grade-wide, Department-wide, School-wide, or beyond, by including your peers in your "network" you can share content related sites.
Highlights of Delicious
- Access all your favorite webpages from any computer linked to the internet.
- Load Delicious on all the computers you use and add tags at anytime.
- Tag your sites to stay organized.
- Share your hyperlinks with others.
- Make your Delicious site public or private. To make a specific website private, select the "Do Not Share" box.
- See how many others have your favorite site(s) loaded.
- Find helpful sites to use with the curriculum you teach within Delicious
- Share lists of web sites easily and dynamically
- Keep track of bookmarks for yourself.
- Create lists of relevant links for your students (and share them!)
- See what other people are bookmarking.
Why tag sites?
A tag is a word you use to describe a bookmark. You make up tags when you need them and you can use as many as you like. Each Delicious user chooses the tags that are most meaningful to them. This makes finding your sites in the future easier.
- Tags get larger each time they are used to show popularity. Look at the tag cloud to get a quick visual of what sites have been tagged the most.
- Do not use commas in between tags. Spaces between words identify separate tags in Delicious.
- Use underscores or combine words
What is a Network?
Your network connects you to other Delicious users--friends, family, co-workers, etc. You can view and manage your network by going to the "Network" tab at the top of the page. Every time you subscribe to someone's network, you can see the user's sites on a separate page and it updates automatically whenever the person adds a site. The sites come to you!
The FCPS TRTs cooperatively use their Delicious Accounts to collect and share resources. To see our bookmarks, click on a link below.
Several notable Instruction Technology experts openly share their delicious accounts as well in order to quickly share their resources and those of their colleagues.
Tutorials and Resources
Getting Started with Delicious
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