Social bookmarking is a way for users to save and share their favorite webpages, allowing them to easily access and organize their bookmarks from any device. They are mainly used for content curation. They are especially useful for users who frequently search the internet and want to keep track of websites they find interesting or useful. Social bookmarking tools allow users to add tags (labels) to webpages in order to categorize them and make them easier to find later.
Here are some of the best social bookmarking websites I would recommend to teachers and students.
This is another powerful tool for saving and organizing your bookmarks. You can create as many binders as you want and in these online binders you can combine all of your cloud documents, website links and upload your desktop documents – then easily access, share, and update your binders from anywhere.
Scoop.it is another good social bookmarking tool for curating digital content. Similar to Pinterest, Scoop.it allows you to create as many boards as you want and you can either share them with the public or make them private. It also has a handy bookmarklet to use for instant Scooping.
Pinterest is a free web tool that you can use to visually curate web content. You can create as many boards as you want and you can also join other’s boards and start a collaborative pinning experience. Pinterest has a handy bookmarklet that you can drag to the bookmarks toolbar and with one click you will be able to add anything you come across.
Flipboard is another excellent bookmarking tool to help you curate the web for educational materials and resources to use in your teaching. Flipboard lets you save web content such as videos, images, articles, etc into magazine style boards. You can design magazines on any topic you want and start adding content to it.
You can also share your magazines with other teachers, students, parents, and so forth. Flipboard is available as a Chrome extension, a browser button, and a mobile app for iOS and Android. Like Instapaper, you need to register your account with Flipboard to start saving and curating web content.