Pinterest

Last month, I wrote about a very interesting tool for bookmarking: Pocket
Save to Pocket has proven to be incredibly helpful. It’s pretty intuitive, saves content for later access and has easy-to-install add-ons, which means that, with a simple click, your site is saved.
But the real jewel of bookmarks in my opinion is definitely Pinterest. Ahh, Pinterest, you make me waste countless hours sailing through a sea of pins. But I love you, anyway.

It works pretty much the same way. You find something you like on the web and you pin it for future reference. There’s also an add-on for Chrome, which you can install from here. You can create different boards in order to organize your content and find it more quickly. 

Bookmarking has evolved in the past years into social bookmarking, which basically means that you can share the content you found and also benefit from what other people have stumbled upon on the Internet. Pinterest has this social component as well, since you can follow other pinners and get inspired by their pins. 
Some of the pinners I find most useful are TEDEdudemicEdutopia and Humor Train for the occasional laugh. And you can find me as well 😉
Happy pinning!
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Save to Pocket

Pocket has proved to be life-saving for me at times. It was originally called “Read it Later”, which I think pretty much sums up its purpose. You are browsing the web, find something that catches your eye but then life gets in the way. You have no time to read that article, watch that video, or check out that lesson plan that looks so interesting. No worries; Pocket will come to the rescue.
First off, you’ll need to create an account. You can save your finds by simply clicking on the ‘plus’ sign and pasting the link. Easy? Yes. But there’s an even more convenient way. Visit your Chrome Webstore and look for the Save to Pocket extension on the search box. All you need to do now is add it to your browser and voilà, you’ll see it at the top-right corner of your Chrome browser. If you are using another browser, no worries. You can easily install it here.
Save to Pocket add-on
Every time you find something you’d like to save, just click on the Save to Pocket icon and it will automatically appear on your Pocket account.Pocket even found another way of saving links: via email. All you have to do is send the link in question to add@getpocket.com. You’ll find step by step instructions here.

Do you have a smartphone? Then you can also have the Pocket app. It’s available for IOS and Android, so it’ll work on most phones.Now, trust me on this one. He who does not tag will inevitably get a headache. If you end up liking Pocket as much as I do, then your list will grow exponentially and finding that article you liked so much will turn into a headache. You’ll be back where you started. So remember to tag your finds with keywords you’ll remember easily (such as ‘lesson plans’, ‘recipes’, ‘sites for school’)

Of course, Pocket is not the only way of saving links. You can find out about some others on this old post.

Below, you’ll find a short video introducing the app.

Hope you like it!

 

Social Bookmarking

Social Bookmarking is a way of keeping track of all the websites you like. At the same time, you can share them, hence the ‘social’ in ‘social bookmarking’
The number of websites out there is by far overwhelming and remembering all those which proved helpful or interesting in the past is impossible. The problem with bookmarking them is that you can only access your list on your personal computer. When not at home, you are in trouble.
One way of sorting this is with the help of Delicious, a website that enables you to keep a record of all the bookmarks you find interesting. After signing up, you can access your list of bookmarks from any computer you use. You can also tag each bookmark according to the use you will give it, which will make it easier for you to access it in the future.The key to a successful browsing is definitely organisation.
In the Home section, you can browse through other popular bookmarks that you may want to add to your list.And this being a Social Bookmarking site, you can also share your findings with other members on the site.

Hungry for more? You may want to take a look at Social Bookmarking in Plain English.

Delicious has definitely proven to be an excellent tool for me.