And the answer is....Easy-to-access web-based bookmarks organized by tags. Yahoo!
I hated...My bookmarks on my work computer, organized by folder. It was hard to find the resources and they were accessible in only one place.
My life was changed....There are web-based bookmarks. GENIUS! Diigo (www.diigo.com) and Delicious (www.delicious.com) are the most popular. My bookmarks would be accessible from anywhere with internet access.
And then I added bookmarks...I added my favorite favorites (see image below). With Diigo, I was able to add the URL, a title, mark the bookmark as “private” or “read later,” a description, and most importantly, choose TAGS. Later, I learned to copy the bookmarks of others.
And I left my bookmarks public! Students, parents, colleagues, etc., can access my bookmarks. I can also embed the link to my Diigo page on my school webpage. wiki, or blog. https://www.diigo.com/user/robuprice
I can now find all of my bookmarks by their tags. Webpages can have multiple tags, so can be found or grouped in a number of places. Here is a peek at some of my “tags:”
Ideas for the WL Classroom:
- Teacher “tags” web pages for students to use for review, assignments, or independent practice. Items can be tagged by:
- Homework assignment
- Learning preference
- Students can create a Diigo page for a topic, in the target language, as a classroom assignment.