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  1. page Delicious edited {del.icio.us._icon.JPG} {del.icio.us._icon.JPG} The trademark 4 squares that form Delicious…
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    Delicious, formerly known as del.icio.us, is a commercial bookmarking website, founded by Joshua Shachter in September 2003. The Delicious application goes above and beyond the call of ordinary bookmarks toolbars, allowing you not only to bookmark, but to tag bookmarks, publish them, share them with your friends--and, most importantly, to access these bookmarks from any place in the world.
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    Del.icio.us grew from an old bookmarking system created and used by Schachter, called Muxway, which he used to keep track of links on a website called Memepool. From that point, Schachter refined it into a more-sophisticated bookmarking system.
    The name "del.icio.us" is an example of a domain hack, which is simply a strange formula of letters combined with a domain name suffix, in this case, ".us". "Del.icio.us" is simply the first one that stuck in Schachter's head.
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    In 2005, Yahoo! acquired del.icio.us for an unspecified amount, though onlookers estimated a buying price anywhere from $15 million to $30 million.
    The old version was noticeably less versatile than today's Delicious; it was almost purely for bookmarking, organizational purposes, whereas today it is used for a number of reasons--prominently, bookmarks, people, and "tags."
    Student UseStudent UseStudent Use
    It goes without saying that the primary users of Delicious are those with lots of data to be stored and accounted for. These people will, by nature, have lots of places they need to visit on the Internet. Traditionally, the built-in bookmarking system is insufficient for such people, and thus it is the same reason as all else that gives rise to applications such as Delicious; necessity.
    It was Plato who said, "Necessity is the mother of invention." However, necessity varies from person to person, so the use of Delicious is equally variant. In the case of students, the necessity varies with the class, the teacher, and especially the workload. Students in a computers class especially will have need for Delicious; students in a class with computers and a heavy-handed teacher will be the ones who get the most use out of Delicious, in correlation with the research they will have to do.
    Delicious, at its core, is a bookmarking site. Its true benefit is the ability to utilize your bookmarks from wherever you are on Earth, not restricted to your bookmarks at home. Because of this, it can be a life-saver at times. You can look up other items on it by typing in and items with tags on it that match your search you can look at whatever you want.
    Teacher UseTeacher UseTeacher Use
    If possible, Delicious holds even more merit for a teacher. The teacher has grading to do, fact-checking, and it's the teacher who concocts all the work for the class. Given these facts, it's more than likely that the teacher will use the Internet to assist with these projects.
    For writing work, more research is needed; for example, the teacher has to dredge up an actual reference site in many cases, rather than the student finding it themselves. The teacher uses Delicious to bookmark the necessary sites to coordinate projects, and perhaps even some to help with grading.
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    Tagging also allows you to search bookmarked sites with the queried tag among everyone on Delicious, rather than just you and your friends. This is a function with enormous potential, but it can also lead to trouble. Given the petite nature of tag-words (tags are just one word), one can accrete an enormous pool of bookmarks and subjects just by typing in one word. Of course, this is the trouble with all Internet search engines; sweeping in tons of rubble along with the diamonds. For example, if a student were to search Delicious with the tag "abortions," they could get results of "pro-choice abortion," "pro-life abortion," "abortion clinics"...none of which the student was actually looking for. So you see, a major pitfall of Delicious is the sweeping generalization of its tagging system, and unless the student has decent criteria for identifying credible material, then they could be in trouble.
    It's situations like these that make the tagging function useful. As before, necessity is the mother of invention.
    My ReflectionMy ReflectionMy Reflection
    In truth, I have no use for Delicious.
    I haven't nearly enough information that needs to be stored (I've got maybe 5 links on my bookmarks). It could be that I just really don't like the user interface, which, while visually pleasing enough, just evokes a queasy and restless feeling in me, and I can't stand to stare at it for too long. It could be that I'm just a complete technophobe with no regard or respect for modern technology.
    However, that doesn't change that everything I said before this section is true. Many of my relatives use Delicious--in particular, my mother, who is the head of Kresge Physical Sciences Library at Dartmouth. I know for a fact that Delicious can be a useful application.
    Don't let my opinion affect your experience with Delicious, as that may well be comparable to telling the Wright brothers that they'd hate bicycles, and to never even give them a try.
    ReferencesReferencesReferencesReferencesReferences
    -Tagging Letters
    -Carvin, Andy. "Tag-You're Delicious!" Weblog post. PBS. 5 May 2006. 2 June 2009 <http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/2006/05/tag_youre_delicious.html>.
    -Continuing Education
    -Delicious. 02 June 2009 <http://delicious.com/>.
    -"Delicious (website)." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 02 June 2009 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Del.icio.us>.
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  2. page Delicious edited {del.icio.us._icon.JPG} {del.icio.us._icon.JPG} The trademark ... form Delicious's logo.De…

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    Old del.icio.usOld del.icio.us
    Del.icio.us grew from an old bookmarking system created and used by Schachter, called Muxway, which he used to keep track of links on a website called Memepool. From that point, Schachter refined it into a more-sophisticated bookmarking system.
    The name "del.icio.us" is an example of a domain hack, which is simply a strange formula of letters combined with a domain name suffix, in this case, ".us". "Del.icio.us" is simply the first one that stuck in Schachter's head.
    ...
    In 2005, Yahoo! acquired del.icio.us for an unspecified amount, though onlookers estimated a buying price anywhere from $15 million to $30 million.
    The old version was noticeably less versatile than today's Delicious; it was almost purely for bookmarking, organizational purposes, whereas today it is used for a number of reasons--prominently, bookmarks, people, and "tags."
    Student UseStudent Use
    It goes without saying that the primary users of Delicious are those with lots of data to be stored and accounted for. These people will, by nature, have lots of places they need to visit on the Internet. Traditionally, the built-in bookmarking system is insufficient for such people, and thus it is the same reason as all else that gives rise to applications such as Delicious; necessity.
    It was Plato who said, "Necessity is the mother of invention." However, necessity varies from person to person, so the use of Delicious is equally variant. In the case of students, the necessity varies with the class, the teacher, and especially the workload. Students in a computers class especially will have need for Delicious; students in a class with computers and a heavy-handed teacher will be the ones who get the most use out of Delicious, in correlation with the research they will have to do.
    Delicious, at its core, is a bookmarking site. Its true benefit is the ability to utilize your bookmarks from wherever you are on Earth, not restricted to your bookmarks at home. Because of this, it can be a life-saver at times. You can look up other items on it by typing in and items with tags on it that match your search you can look at whatever you want.
    Teacher UseTeacher Use
    If possible, Delicious holds even more merit for a teacher. The teacher has grading to do, fact-checking, and it's the teacher who concocts all the work for the class. Given these facts, it's more than likely that the teacher will use the Internet to assist with these projects.
    For writing work, more research is needed; for example, the teacher has to dredge up an actual reference site in many cases, rather than the student finding it themselves. The teacher uses Delicious to bookmark the necessary sites to coordinate projects, and perhaps even some to help with grading.
    ...
    Tagging also allows you to search bookmarked sites with the queried tag among everyone on Delicious, rather than just you and your friends. This is a function with enormous potential, but it can also lead to trouble. Given the petite nature of tag-words (tags are just one word), one can accrete an enormous pool of bookmarks and subjects just by typing in one word. Of course, this is the trouble with all Internet search engines; sweeping in tons of rubble along with the diamonds. For example, if a student were to search Delicious with the tag "abortions," they could get results of "pro-choice abortion," "pro-life abortion," "abortion clinics"...none of which the student was actually looking for. So you see, a major pitfall of Delicious is the sweeping generalization of its tagging system, and unless the student has decent criteria for identifying credible material, then they could be in trouble.
    It's situations like these that make the tagging function useful. As before, necessity is the mother of invention.
    My ReflectionMy Reflection
    In truth, I have no use for Delicious.
    I haven't nearly enough information that needs to be stored (I've got maybe 5 links on my bookmarks). It could be that I just really don't like the user interface, which, while visually pleasing enough, just evokes a queasy and restless feeling in me, and I can't stand to stare at it for too long. It could be that I'm just a complete technophobe with no regard or respect for modern technology.
    However, that doesn't change that everything I said before this section is true. Many of my relatives use Delicious--in particular, my mother, who is the head of Kresge Physical Sciences Library at Dartmouth. I know for a fact that Delicious can be a useful application.
    Don't let my opinion affect your experience with Delicious, as that may well be comparable to telling the Wright brothers that they'd hate bicycles, and to never even give them a try.
    ReferencesReferencesReferences
    -Tagging Letters

    -Carvin, Andy. "Tag-You're Delicious!" Weblog post. PBS. 5 May 2006. 2 June 2009 <http://www.pbs.org/teachers/learning.now/2006/05/tag_youre_delicious.html>.
    -Delicious. 02 June 2009 <http://delicious.com/>.
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Monday, June 15

  1. page Podcasting edited Podcasting {podcastlarge_13.jpg} Podcasting is a video or audio clip that someone makes to benefi…
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    Podcasting is a video or audio clip that someone makes to benefit someone else in an educational (or other) way. Podcasts are very easy to make & only require a computer and either a webcam or a microphone (or both). Audio clips are sort of like talk shows on the radio, and podcasting is an easy and fun way to present information. Video versions of podcast are also very easy to make and are a lot better for visual learners. Podcast go on iPods or any other type of mp4 player.
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    asked for. Teachers can use this application for multiple purposes from creating a faux interview with people from history using public domain speeches to having students record their own daily news show.
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    Pros: You can review the information over and over again at any time so it can come in handy when you have a long car ride or a study hall. It’s very easy to make so it’s not really a pain and most schools have all the equipment necessary to make podcast.
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    Remember this site, which will help with creating and grasping
    As well, when you are new to the idea ofprocess, recording can be a podcast!tedious process in order to get the recording you want.
    Additional Reading:
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    Podcasting in the Classroom

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    their project. Podcasts can be a beneficial way for an auditory learner to learn new information, and with iTunes opening up iTunesU,
    Pros: You can review the information over and over again at any time so it can come in handy when you have a long car ride or a study hall. It’s very easy to make so it’s not really a pain and most schools have all the equipment necessary to make podcast.
    Cons: There is always flaws in technology that can possibly effect Podcasting like; your work not saving correctly or the program exiting in the middle. Other than technology flaws I really don’t see any cons in Podcasting.
    Remember this site, which will help with creating and grasping the idea of a podcast!
    http://podcastinginwhs.wikispaces.com/Additional Reading:
    Podcasting In WHS

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  3. page Schooltube edited ... Pros: There is less chance anyone will stumble upon an inappropriate videos, which can be ever…
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    Pros: There is less chance anyone will stumble upon an inappropriate videos, which can be every adult's fear, but SchoolTube reviews all videos posted. You can get feedback on videos so you can get other peoples' opinions on if you are doing a good job presenting information. Lastly, you can learn new ways to present information to teachers and students by viewing other peoples videos.
    Cons: It can be hard to find exactly what you are searching for; some videos may not be properly tagged. Some videos are a little misleading, but the pictures really say it all. You really don’t know that much about who is posting the videos, either, but this is true on most sites, if the posting person has not filled out an accurate profile. Lastly, what you can say in comments is limited to a few words; this can be good because no one can really say inappropriate things.
    Additional Reading:
    Video Sharing in the Classroom
    SchoolTube: Not Just Another Video Sharing Site

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