Social Bookmarking

Collections of online resources that have been shared by other people are a way to discover links to favorite websites found to be especially valuable. This is an alternative way to search for websites, besides the well known search engines. Often, it is even more effective. Time passes, of course, so some links may be "dead" by the time you try them, or there may be better resources that have been created since the original people found them useful, but it often save time and effort. After all, there's no need to reinvent the wheel.

Delicious


  • Discover the most useful and interesting bookmarks on the web.
  • Bookmark any site on the Internet, and get to it from anywhere.
  • Have a single set of bookmarks kept in sync between all of your computers. Even if you're not on a computer you own, you can still get to your bookmarks on the Delicious website.
  • Share your bookmarks, and get bookmarks in return.
  • If your friends use Delicious, you can send them interesting bookmarks that they can check out the next time they log in. Of course, they can do the same for you. Use the Subscriptions and Network features to keep track of the Delicious tags and users you find most interesting.
  • See what's hot with Delicious users by checking out our popular tags. By looking at popular bookmarks for a tag, you'll be able to discover the most interesting bookmarks on the topics you're most interested in.
Take a look at Mrs. Bushong's Bookmarks

Diigo


Instead of just bookmarking, Diigo allows you to highlight text and attach sticky notes to specific parts of web pages. Diigo highlights and sticky notes are persistent in the sense that whenever you return to the original web page, you will see your highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page, just what you would expect if you highlighted or wrote on a book!

Libguides


Incredible collections of online resources have been listed by librarians from all over the world. In fact, there are 198,142 guides submitted by 36,985 librarians at 2,547 libraries! Take a second to select the K12 libraries radio button at the top, before entering your search term, so that only resources for K12 students will be in the results. Searching within the Libguides Comminity is free, though individual libraries pay to develop their own, customized Libguide.