Del.icio.us is one of several popular and useful social bookmarking sites online. You may also be familiar with Stumbleupon or Reddit. Use these services to organize information you come across, discover new information, and share information with friends and fellow students. Note: The Carmichael Library does not control the content of these feeds.
Most of us use social media every day. We keep up with friends, entertain ourselves, follow celebrities, or look to stay caught up on what's happening in the world. It's important to realize that Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube aren't just ways to connect with friends. We can use social media networks to find information for our courses as well.
On this page, you'll find ideas for incorporating a variety of social media platforms into your information seeking and research processes. In particular, you'll find ready-made content streams that you can plug into the following platforms:
You'll also discover ways to discover how to have information come to you from the best sources online including:
You might find that much of the information is duplicated across platforms, and that's okay. You don't need to follow the same organization on Twitter, Facebook, Google RSS and YouTube (although you are welcome to do so). Instead, use the network that already fits within your online interactions.
If you have questions about any of the content, or about social media in general, please don't hesitate to contact a librarian at Carmichael. You also might want to explore our other subject guides on interactions with social media.
Don't overlook online video hosts like YouTube and Vimeo when you explore a topic. Subscribing to YouTube channels or plugging into regularly-updated streams of video information can be a valuable way to participate in discussions about education. Some professors may even encourage you to incorporate these sources into writing assignments and class presentations.
Although YouTube is by far the most-often used web video host, there are several other valuable sources of free video information about religion and culture online.
Below: Arthur Benjamin gives a short talk on revising math education.
The Education Twitter List includes many sources (blogs from mainstream media sources, independent organizations, and public intellectuals). The list is constantly updated.
Some members of this list are: