July 15, 2005

Mmm... del.icio.us

Until now I've never had any reason to use del.icio.us because, mistakenly, I started out on mgsOnline as an HTML-based traditional website. I wish I had used del.icio.us for some of the teacher research section now. The Guardian have been using their version for some time. The Folksonomic Zeitgeist to shows readers the hottest topics of the day. As soon as the code is made available I would love to see it added to school websites and blogs.

I've created my own selection of links to things I have been reading recently, and blogs I subscribe to. The 'cloud' of tags to the right are the words I have given to each link to describe what each is about. This allows me to group like-minded links together in a limitless number of combinations. It allows you to see which type of article or site is most popular with lil' ol' me.

The tag 'cloud' indicates the most prolific subjects in a del.icio.us collection of links.

And in the classroom...
This type of 'tagging' could be used in the classroom environment in quite an exciting way. Each class has a del.icio.us page with links to other classrooms' pages, too. As new homework is given on a particular subject, or external links are suggested both students and teachers assign these links with tags to the del.icio.us site.


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Mmm... del.icio.us:


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.

About Ewan

Ewan McIntosh is a teacher, speaker and investor, regarded as one of Europe’s foremost experts in digital media for public services.

His company, NoTosh Limited, invests in tech startups and film on behalf of public and private investors, works with those companies to build their creative businesses, and takes the lessons learnt from the way these people work back into schools and universities across the world.

Ewan’s education keynotes & MasterClasses

Module Masterclass

Do you worry that your school or district could better harness its people, digital technology or physical space? Do you want some actionable inspiration, a mentor for a learning journey with your staff?

In a keynote or masterclass we can give them concrete ideas based on experience, enthusiasm fired by a vision of what can be, and backup before and after to make it happen for them.

Recent Posts