Teacher Review For Delicious

Information curation at the touch of a button

Kelly B.
Media specialist/librarian
Chaminade College Preparatory High School
West Hills, CA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 1
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Taught students what it means to "curate" information, benefits of using tags, how to intelligently tag their sites when adding to Delicious. Most of them had no clue how to organize resources found on the Web, and were excited about a tool that would make it more efficient & easier. As a teacher, Delicious is a place I can put vetted Internet resources for projects, assignments, etc. Students can use it to store and share resources for group projects.
My Take
Students find information on the Web, but then don't know an efficient way to curate it. They bookmark EVERYTHING or they copy & paste URLs into word docs & save to their desktops in files ("Science Project"). Delicious is one of many tools to help them learn how to curate their Web resources. It's similar to Pinterest. The toolbar add-on button makes it easy to add sites to your Delicious account with one click. Adding tags is crucial to the sorting & finding capabilities of Delicious.