Tag lists for ESDGC

Working on tag lists and restricted vocabularies for E4S, ESDGC.

This site uses the social bookmarking website Diigo as a more interactive way of bookmarking key websites. Diigo allows users to not only bookmark and tag webpages, but also to highlight parts of the webpage and attach virtual sticky notes. These annotations can either be kept private or shared within a Diigo group. Henry and Genna use Diigo to update their bookmarks and then share and comment on them in the Diigo group ‘Sustainable Education’.

Diigo A social bookmarking site to Research, Share &  Collaborate

Research Annotate, Archive, Organize

Online bookmark: Organize by tags or lists; Access from anywhere, anytime!

Archive: Do not just bookmark! Archive pages forever! Make them searchable too!

Annotate: Do not just archive! Highlight! Add sticky notes too!

Share Build Personal Learning Network

Share your annotated pages with your followers on Diigo or elsewhere.

Get a stream of interesting content by following others you like.

Interact with others on content of interest.

Collaborate Create a Group Knowledge Repository

Create a private or public group for your company, class, and teams.

Share findings to the group -- make it the second brain for your team!

Interact on the web pages in-situ or in the group.

What are tags?

Tags are one or two-word descriptors that can be assigned to web bookmarks to remember key websites. They are similar to key words, but with more freedom, as tag-words can be chosen by the user. More than one tag can be used, which gives more flexibility than fixed categories or folders. Tags can be used in searches.

What is a tag list?

This is the list of tags in use for a particular individual, group or even across the whole of a social bookmarking site. Why use them? They help to classify and allow simple searching. Who else uses your tags? What are they interested in? Should tags be controlled or free? There are pros & cons for both controlled tag lists using a predetermined restricted vocabulary, and free tagging which includes the tags everyone wants to use sometimes called Folksonomy. (The spontaneous cooperation of a group of people to organize information into categories.) Restricted tags can limit what you wish to classify, and free tags can leave you with thousands of tags with little overlap and much confusion. We have opted to experiment for a period of time, gather the key words from UK education and produce our own suggested list. In Diigo more subtle tags can be included in the description for each bookmark. Also Diigo has a tag editor so tags can be modified at a later date.