June 2009 - Delicious Ways to Integrate Technology into Practice

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A workshop for adult literacy educators delivered during Laubach Literacy Ontario' s 2009 annual conference in Barrie, ON. The session introduced participants to Delicious, a free social bookmarking tool where users can save, share, and organize links to online resources. Attendees learned how to set up their own account, how to manage their links, and how to share their bookmarks with others. Support materials and reference sheets were also provided.


  • 1. Delicious waysto integrate technology into practiceMonika Jankowska-Pacyna Nancy Friday AlphaPlus Centre

2. Session objectives

  • Quick introduction and movie about social bookmarking
  • Delicious account and bookmarks used by English Montreal School Board teachers
  • Quick training on setting up and using a Delicious account
  • Information on additional links, tips and resources


  • More than five million users and 150 million bookmarked URLs
  • Free social bookmarking web service for storing, organizing, searching, sharing, and managing information about web pages/sites
  • Users save links to web pages that they want to remember and/or share and organize them using tags (labels)
  • Bookmarks are usually public, but can be saved privately, shared only with specified people or groups, shared only inside certain networks, or another combination
  • Account is always available online and the bookmarks can be viewed chronologically, by category or tags, or via a search engine
  • (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_bookmarking, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicious)

4. Favorites/Bookmarks in a browser DeliciousEasy to access, but usually from one computer onlyEasy to access with one click from any computer with internet Hard to organize and manage as the collection of bookmarks growsEasy to manage and organize using tags (labels) and search engine Accessible to one user only Can be shared with students, colleagues, friends, and general public Limited to ones own research and information gathering Allows for information sharing and enlarging the collection of links based on what others are bookmarking You dont lose them when your computer fails 5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x66lV7GOcNU 6. English Montreal School Board teachers are using Delicious

  • Over 237 bookmarks (since January 29, 2009)
  • 35 users in the network
  • Main tags include:

http://delicious.com/emsbliteracy 7. 8. How does Delicious work?

  • Navigation overview
  • Registering for your account
  • Adding browser buttons
  • Importing your exciting favorites/bookmarks
  • Bookmarking, tagging and sharing

9. Web-based tools andthe new Common CoreBasic Education Program

  • Account set-up
  • Your user name is you like in
  • emsbliteracy'sBookmarks
  • Passwords:
  • Must have at least 6 characters
  • At least one symbol or number
  • Cannot contain any part
  • of your username
  • Make a note of your user
  • name and password
  • Type the letters in the image
  • Check the box to agree
  • to terms and conditions

10. Web-based tools andthe new Common CoreBasic Education Program

  • Bookmark sites (1)
  • Tag Web sites (2)
  • Annotate bookmarks (3)
  • Edit bookmarks and tags (4)
  • Search bookmarks and tags (5)
  • Create and use Networks (6)

Lets learn how to: 11. Other links, tips and resources

  • Delicious Handout -http://pdf.alphaplus.ca/emsb/handouts/delicious.pdf
  • Handout with step-by-step instructions on how to set up a Delicious account.
  • AlphaPlus Delicious account-http://delicious.com/alphapluscentre
  • New account to bookmark information and resources we find.
  • AlphaPlus Web Index -http://webindex.alphaplus.ca/
  • A collection of over 1000 annotated web-based resources on all aspects of Adult Basic Education (ABE). This year we hope to transition it into a Delicious account.

12. Thank you for your participation! www.alphaplus.ca Email:[email_address] Tel: 1-800-788-1120 x 117