Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Although I have a del.ici.ous account, I stopped using it for a while because I seemed to be saving an exorbitant number of sites and had to scroll through dozens of entries to find what I wanted or needed. The problem, of course, is that I was too general with my tags: links for my Current Events class were getting lost in a sea of "web2.0" and "education" items. So my goal for today is to review all the sites I've e-mailed to my school account and group them according to very explicit labels, such as "RSS-LP" and "cyber-ethicsLP" before tagging them on del.ici.ous. I'll keep narrowing my focus, and refining my tags, until I have a useful, lesson-specific tool.


Newt said...

That's the problem I'm having with Del.icio.us too. I don't yet possess the necessary mental wiring to organize my tags effectively.

To me, it's akin to having someone else come in and clean my house. When they're done, you don't know where anything is, and if you ask them to clean your way, they can't ever seem to do it to your satisfaction.

Over the last ten years or so, I've developed a very effective bookmark system that allows me to stuff links in folders inside of folders inside of folders. My linear system makes sense to my brain. For now my Del.icio.us brain is still in the pre-wiring stage.

diane said...

Newt, My LP-blogging, LP-socialnetworking, techtools etc. tags are at least keeping my class materials accessible. I can sympathize with students who aren't able to zero in on relevant material when researching: there's so much stuff out there!