Saturday, April 10, 2010

Thing 13

I wish I knew about Delicious the second it was created! There have been many times where I found myself wishing I was on my own computer because I "just have to" show someone a website, can't remember what it was, but had it bookmarked. I also enjoyed browsing tags by topic, such as the collection of sites labeled 'education'.

There is definite potential for Delicious to be used for research assistance. It can be used as a search engine where students search by tags. It can also allow students to save bookmarked pages that they visit in the computer lab to be accessed at home for further study or exploration. I can definitely see librarians and teachers taking advantage of this, since they are not always on the same computer. There have been times where I have e-mailed myself websites so I can remember them when in the computer lab or simply switching to the technology cart to project something to the whole class. Now I don't have to!

1 comment:

  1. I cannot tell you how many times I have e-mailed websites from home to school to use! It's so nice to have one place to reference for all bookmarks. I miss the Favorites folders a bit... but I still think it's just a "comfortable old shoe" thing. Once I've made Delicious a habit, I will never miss the old way.