Digital Literacy



Wordpress & Hypothesis


Search Literacy


Search Resources




Thinking Critically about Search



Introduction to URLs, Domain Names and Evaluating Web Pages


Bookmark, Store, (Re)collect, Tag and Curate

Social bookmarks are an important part of digital literacy. They help one manage the "Niagara" (Thompson) of  texts we encounter. They let us store, tag, annotate and find texts we have read. They can be used for research projects, to leverage “the wisdom of crowds” by following people and groups, or by subscribing to tags.


Why Use Social Bookmarking?

"Social bookmarking sites allow teachers to create a customized set of Web links for their own purposes or to share with students. In addition to bookmarking, annotating, and tagging, the social functions of these bookmarking services allow users to create a network of persons who can share bookmarks and perhaps contribute to your list. Teachers can build resource collections for classes, professional learning communities can build and share links to websites of interest, and writers working together can create shared sets of resources for their projects. Most services also share these benefits


Introduction to Social Bookmarking



Social Bookmarking Tools & Teaching Resources


Using Social Bookmarks to Research the Rhetorical Situation

Social bookmarking sites such as diigo, delicious and zotero can be used to search for the bookmarks others have created on authors or research topics. One can search the bookmarks and annotations others have made on authors, and in some cases the bookmarks the authors themselves have created. For example, one can search Clive THompson's bookmarks,,thompson, or look at Clive Thompson's pages on diigo, Similarly, one can look at Delicious pages by Howard Rheingold, 


One can also look at tags for Clive Thompson on Diigo:


Critical Digital Literacy Links





Social Reading: Connection to Thompson 


Curation, Lifestreaming & Personal Learning Networks


Big Collections of Digital Tools for Scholarly Use