Framing The Session Many times teachers don't have the time to search for or find links and tutorials. Using del.icio.us will let the iSquad members help their teachers to prepare for and to demonstrate to the other students online resources.
Teaching What is social bookmarking? Social bookmarking allows you to save website addresses on a website. It has two benefits. First, it allows you to share your bookmarks with other people. This is beneficial when collaborating with others. Second, using a social bookmarking site allows you to see your bookmarks from any computer on the Internet. del.icio.us is a social bookmarking website.
Teaching Open a browser window and navigate to http://del.icio.us.http://del.icio.us Click on the register link to start setting up your own account.
Teaching Choose a username that is easy to remember. You must put in a valid email address so that you can activate your account. Once activated, your del.icio.us address becomes: http://del.icio.us/username
Teaching Demonstrate posting a link to the del.icio.us account by clicking on the “post” link at the top. In a new browser window, find a page that you want to save. Highlight the address and copy it. Paste it in the url text box and press save. Give it a brief description, which becomes the title. Further descriptors can be added in the Notes box.
Guided Practice Now it is your turn to try del.icio.us. http://del.icio.us. Find relevant links and post them on your own or the isquad’s del.icio.us site.