Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thing #13

Hear ye! Hear ye! I am currently looking for delicious network members! :-)

Tagging is fairly new to me. Although I have heard the term, I have never really used tagging and have certainly never visited a social tagging network. In fact, I didn't even know they existed!

I am now hooked! I looked up the keyword "Big 6" because I am just about to start this process with my 4th grade students. I found some great sites that contained different information. I did not find it hard to come up with different tags, either. I wanted to make sure I understood just exactly what the bookmark was about by trying to be clear with my tags.

The video on social tagging was extremely helpful! I know that this is a tool that my fellow teachers and I can use in the classroom to share valuable websites. Also, this tool would be a great resource for librarians to use and share websites/tools they are using in the library.

The main point I learned from this assignment is that tags make it so easy to find and organize information.


  1. Hi Michelle! I added you to my network. One little thing I enjoyed when adding a new bookmark to Delicious... was that my tags are remembered and suggested to me. Also, it's easy to go back and repair inconsistencies, like if you have used both of the tags "blog" and "blogs," for example, you can consolidate. Happy Tagging!

  2. "Organized information"--two of my favorite words. makes my little ol' Librarian heart flutter!

    get used to tags...one is good, two is great, and three o my! if you love them now, when cataloging comes along you will be in "tagging" heaven!

  3. This week my students started researching. One of the databases offered a tag cloud for students to search for related topics. It was fun playing in the tag cloud. Check out the New Cool Online Catalog on the SBISD Library Resources page.