dptidman

Social bookmarking to support learning

In Uncategorized on February 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm

How often have we found really useful websites and resources and then forgotten where we put them? Have you ever  had students come up with some great resources and they can’t remember where to find them? Using a class web-based social networking site could help to solve this and provide some amazing additional benefits. Students can submit resources that they found helpful as they researched a project,  learnt a new skill or revised for a test – by doing this it provides not only different resources that could suit a variety of children but also allows for great discussions on validity and accuracy of data on the web. For example you could ask each child to find a resource or site that would help others in the class to get ready for a test, certain sites may be agreed as no-go such as Wikipedia so it can help to get students to look elsewhere and find other reliable resources. These resources would then be available both in and out of school for all students and provide student-led, differentiated resources that they have identified as being useful. After all who do the students listen to most, teachers or their peers? I’ll let you decide that one for yourselves.

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