I’ve started playing with del.icio.us a bit more of late, especially as a place to quickly save things I want to read or write more about in the future. Yesterday, I saved a link to Ken Smith, who by the way has been blogging great guns of late. Today, when I went back to del.icio.us, I noticed someone else had linked to the same post. Turns out it was Paul Allison, who I have written about here before and who has a pretty nice list of tagged sites of his own which, of course, I had to start clicking around in. Which led me to pfhyper who has an extensive list of tags, including my meme of the day: socialsoftware. Which led me to TagCentral, (which I immediately Furled) a site where you can put in a tag and get the latest saved links and photos with that tag from a whole slew of sites. Which, when I put in education, led me to this story from NPR on Big Picture Schools that included this great description that flowed right out of my previous post:
Students are encouraged to discover their passions, interning two days a week with mentors in the community who relate those passions to the real world. The student might work at a hospital, a bakery, or an architectural firm. School projects are designed by the mentor, the adviser and the student together — and are presented orally, along with a portfolio, every nine weeks.
I love this stuff…
Dave Bauer says
Why only two days a week? Why not show kids how passion can combine with work and the real world all day every day?
You might be interested in an entry I wrote in my blog called Tagging Bookmarks with del.icio.us for Educators
This is a great story about the power of del.icio.us.
I am a Masters of Library Science student and future teacher, doing my final project for my MLS degree on Del.icio.us for Teachers. I am collecting information on teachers currently using del.icio.us. Why they are using it, how they are using it, what benefits they get from del.icio.us. That sort of thing. I would love to share this story in my project.
Also, if you have any other experiences that you could share about your del.icio.us experience, please comment here or email me! Thanks!