Wednesday, 24 October 2012
The second topic I looked up was constellations as this is a topic I will be starting shortly with my students. The top tags were space, science, stars, astronomy. These were all tags I would expect to find under constellations. However, I did find it strange that the second link for Constellations on th first page was Odd Christmas gifts. Not sure about that one? I am not too clear how the public tags and links are chosen on Delicious but it doesn't seem selective enough and at times not appropriate for a school setting. It seems to me it could be better organized? For instance, I also looked up Wayne Gretzky as I often have students wanting to choose a hockey player for their annual speech and found some tags that were really not suitable for the school setting. Maybe there is some way of avoiding/filtering these tags? Having said this, I do see Delicious as a useful timesaving tool for storing bookmarks and could see myself using this professionally but not with my students.