To introduce you to taking clippings from the web and to describe some ways that you can web clippings in class.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this workshop, you should be able to
  1. Install the Clipmarks button on your browser toolbar
  2. Activate the Clipmarks button and take clippings from the web
  3. Save and tag your clips
  4. View your clips on your page
  5. Edit your saved clips
  6. Print your clips
  7. More advanced users will be able to embed their clips in their website

  1. What is clipping online?
  2. Educational focus
  3. Ideas for practice
  4. Sign up for Clipmarks
  5. Using Clipmarks
  6. Reflection
  7. Evaluation

1. What is clipping online?
Visit the Web 2.0 survival guide entry on clippings

  • Highlight, clip and save bits of websites in one spot — like a scrapbook.
  • Keep a library of interesting finds.
  • Turn your clips into ‘clipcasts’ which will play on your blog, wiki or other website.
  • Keep a track of the best bits of websites that you find during your research.
  • Great for note-taking.
  • Tag your clips.
  • Print out customised versions of your clips.
  • Make clips public or private. Public clips are limited to 1,000 characters (that’s not much) because the idea is just to clip the best bits; however, you can use Clipmarks as a way of keeping notes, just for yourself, that are longer than 1,000 characters.

2. Educational focus
  • Communication and knowledge sharing
  • Brainstorming
  • Analysis, synthesis, evaluation
  • Storing and managing information
  • Presentation and dissemination

3. Ideas for practice
  • Get students to create a clipcast on a class topic. Ask them to use the comments section to justify their choice of clippings.
  • Ask students to use the comments section to give feedback to other’s clipcasts.
  • Ask students to contribute their clipcasts to a class blog. Get them to discuss the clipcasts and rate them.
  • Introduce students to clippings as a way of managing the research they do for a class topic. Get them to make a series of clippings and to share them with the class.
  • Clippings are a great way to keep a track of the best bits of web resources you’ve found during your research. Check out my clippings to see how I’ve used them to track key concepts and ideas around edtech issues.

4. Set up an account with Clipmarks

ESSENTIAL! Write down or remember these things:*

  1. Your username
  2. Your web address/URL
  3. Your password
  4. The email address you used to create this account

*You will need your username and password to sign in to your blog in the future. If using WordPress, you will be able to access your blog in the future by either
  1. Visiting your blog's web address and signing in under the 'Meta' area, or
  2. Visiting wordpress.com and signing in via the WordPress main page

You will not be able to change your username or web address later; however, you will be able to change your password and email address.

5. Using Clipmarks
Explore Clipmarks! You can't break it :)
  • Install the Clipmarks button on your browser toolbar
  • Activate the Clipmarks button and take clippings from the web
  • Save your clip and give it tags
  • View your clip on your page
  • Edit your saved clip by adding it to a folder and changing the privacy settings for the clip
  • Print your clip

6. Reflection

  • What applications can you see for this in your work, teaching or research?
  • What have I learnt?
  • What is still unclear?
  • What do I need to follow up on?
  • Where to from here?
  • What other stuff I have read or accessed to help me make sense of it all?

7. Evaluation
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