This is a place for us to explore different uses for Delicious here at Fireside. As visitors to the Fireside homepage will notice, I've replaced the long list of static links that appeared on the homepage previously - now you see a list of links to Fireside categories along with a feed of the items mostly recently tagged with "firesidelearning."
Here's the idea: we can ALL contribute to that list of links, keeping it fresh and up to date, by tagging things with "firesidelearning." There are tons of cool websites that Skip has been tagging with "firesidelearning" - full of good information, interesting, eclectic. Add your eclectic interests to the list!
In particular we can keep track of Fireside members and their web publications by using these tags:
"firesidelearning member blog" (please feel free to tag individual blog posts, too!)
"firesidelearning member website" (please feel free to tag individual pages in the site, too!)
"firesidelearning member wiki" (ditto)
"firesidelearning member ning" (many Fireside Ning members have started other Nings!)
Also, you can tag your students' blogs, wikis and other projects:
"firesidelearning member student"
Right now, I've grabbed all the links that were previously on the front page and tagged them in this way. That link list was pretty old, so I will use a little utility to clean out the dead links soon.
Meanwhile, help us UPDATE THE LIST! Are you a Fireside member with a blog or a wiki or a website or a Ning you want to publicize? Student projects you want to share? An excellent blog post your recently wrote? TAG IT - and it will be AUTOMATICALLY added to the list.
Here are some instructions I share with my students on Getting Started with Delicious
I've got lots more to add here - but I wanted to put some notes to get started. I'll be back on Sunday with a very nifty "randomizer" that will let you "roll the dice," so to speak and randomly visit websites we have tagged in this way! Meanwhile - have fun!!!
People might also want to be volunteer "librarians" to develop some additional use of tags... for right now, I have just stuck to what was previously listed as static information on the homepage - which was a LOT of stuff, very valuable - and now it is easily accessible... and easy to update, too!
Ideas? Questions??? I'll be back again on Sunday... but I wanted to at least get a discussion space available for anyone curious about what happened to the front page. I hope we can do some good colalborative work with Delicious as our shared link space! :-)