Friday, December 28, 2012

Web 2.0 Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

Web 2.0 Tools in Education Series
Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

Wouldn't it be nice if there was a resource that explained, in detail, everything you needed to know about annotating and bookmarking online and socially: what tools were available, how to sign up, getting started, etc.?

There are a lot of great bookmarking tools out there today, and many can save you a lot of time.  Whether it is electronically sharing an idea that inspired you, marking something for further exploration at a later date, or simply sharing notes with somebody that was unavailable, there is something for everybody.  

Personally, I'm an avid user of many different platforms for bookmarking.  Pinterest is a platform that is easily accessible and many feel comfortable with.  I am also very comfortable using Diigo, Delicious, and others.  Each are excellent resources and have been a huge benefit to me.  On occasion however, I sill find that I may need to use a function that I am a novice at, or a colleague wants to use a different sharing platform.  No need to panic - I've got my trusty Web 2.0 quick guide, which can help me sort out the new tool in a snap.

Annotation and Bookmarking Tools
click here to download the free e-book 

Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi (a brilliant mind) has been developing an educational series of web 2.0 tools.  Now, we can all get more comfortable with the language of the collaboration tools we may have been avoiding.  One of his most recent collections in his series is: Annotation and Bookmarking ToolsThis e-book is available for free through Scribd.  You can view it online for free, download it for a cost, and even print a copy to organize in a binder (Scribd members).  The resource is organized into ten chapters.  

Each chapter thoroughly explains what the tool is, advantages of using the tool, ways to incorporate it into education, detailed pictures guiding you through getting started, and references.

The detailed pictures really support understanding the tool:

Once you are on the Scribd site to view this resource, I encourage you to share it with others so that we can all benefit from these tools.  You can download the document or embed it onto another platform.  If you have the following networks: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, please be sure to click the buttons you will see to the left of the document and share this resource.

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He has also made it really easy to access this resource along with many others on his page.  I'm already a follower.  If you'd like quick access to his Web 2.0 Series, click here to bookmark this page.  Be sure to click 'follow.'

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this great resource! I'll be sure to bookmark this for future reference. :)