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Wednesday, December 05, 2007 | | 5 comments »

I mentioned in an earlier post about making the switch to del.icio.us for students links on my school website. While I'm nowhere near complete making the full transition, I'm loving the result. We used to have links for the students all ove the place - on 3 different pages of our school website and in folders all over our school server. Now, they are going to be in one place, organized well with easy access. I introduced the new list to a fourth grade class today and they picked it up quickly. To me, the best part is going to be the ease of adding new sites to the list. In a matter of seconds, I can add a new site and have it ready for the kids. I no longer have to be at the one computer in our computer lab that allows me to update the school site. I no longer have to go through multiple steps to simply add a link. Now, with just a few clicks, we can add more great resources for our students. The thousands three of you reading this probably know quite a bit about del.icio.us, but if you don't, I came across an outstanding video about social bookmarking that describes how social bookmarking works. I have to check out more of the videos this site has to offer because from what I've seen, they are pretty good.

As far as the blogging goes with students - we introduced the concept of blogging yesterday and later this week or early next week will get one of our sixth grade classes blogging. Hopefully setting up their blogs won't be too troubling. If any of you have your students blogging and are looking to expand the conversations, please let me know by leaving a comment. We should have our first blog entry in the next week or so. I'd like to get the kids up and running so they could possibly add entries over Christmas Holiday break that is coming in a couple of weeks.

5 comments

  1. Ms. Mize // December 7, 2007 at 7:35 AM  

    Hey,
    Thank you for the video about the social bookmarking. I will be looking at that when I try and sort out my bookmarks so far I am just adding them.

    I will be looking forward to how blogging is working with your students!

  2. SAKLF86 // December 8, 2007 at 9:12 AM  
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  3. SAKLF86 // December 8, 2007 at 9:14 AM  
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  4. SAKLF86 // December 8, 2007 at 9:15 AM  

    I came across your blog about being an atypical librarian. I found it fascinating. I'm interested in entering this field, but I'm in the same situation as you. I'm not into reading books, but I would love to work in a school. I can't see myself teaching a specific subject like History, Science, etc... I'm also a big sports fan and would love to coach at the high school level. It's nice to see there are librarians out there that don't need to love reading to be successful. Because of my curiosity, what is a typical day as a library media specialist?

  5. ms. whatsit // December 8, 2007 at 2:44 PM  

    Aw...surely there are more than three of us reading your blog.

    I really enjoy del.icio.us and I love reading the links other people put in too.

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