Online bookmarks, Favourite and Online organizers Online Bookmarks.

Online bookmarks is a multi-platform compatible script that stores one’s favourites and bookmarks online. The online bookmarks serves as a method for the internet users to share and stores their favourites and bookmarks online. This will enable them to share, organize and search as well as making the searching easier. Different from file sharing which distributes and provides access to digitally stored information, the online bookmarks is merely about sharing the reference. Online bookmarks can be shared with the public, or even can be putted as private in which only certain groups of people or network. Those who have the authority to access to the bookmarks can usually view it chronologically, by category or tags or via wed spiders. There are a lot of benefits that can be taken from doing the online bookmarks. The people who can access the online bookmarks will find that it is easier for them to find related materials. This is because as it has been described before the online bookmarks will provide the users the link that is related to their searches because what are being bookmarks are the links that connected and related to each other. In addition, there are bookmarks that will show the rating, comments or even the number of people who have been bookmarking the same link. This will help to judge the reliability and accountability of the bookmarks that have been made. Other than that, there are also web feeds put together with the list in online bookmarks. This will alert and inform the user about any new news or updates available in the internet. There are always bad side of using online bookmarks. The online bookmarks can be misused when one use it for their own personal interest like to make their website more visible. This will help them to promote their services or selling their products. They will do several interesting and popular tags to attract users to click on the tags and finally redirect them to their websites. Other than that, there are also informal vocabularies used in online bookmarks. This happen because there are no specific systems or standard rules which asked the user to use proper English. We now look at how online bookmarks can bring benefits to students at school. As we already know, the online bookmarks help by linking the users to the related materials. It can be made private and accessible to only whom in authority. Since the internet is widely used nowadays, teacher can benefits the pupils by having and a website with the online bookmarks. This will promote self learning and self discovery. This will develop the pupils’ intrinsic motivation to learn more as they are being exposed with many links that helps them to learn in more enjoyable ways. In my opinion, this will make the pupils more enjoy learning since they are not bound with any rules such as proper attire, formal situation in school and they are also will go out from a normal classroom setting but yet they can still learning,

adding and strengthen their knowledge and freedom to study on their subjects of interest. Favourites. Favourites are one of the names given for bookmarks. It is also called as Internet Shortcut in Internet Explorer. The function of favourites is to automatically save in your internet browser history after you used it. Bookmarks are normally accessed through a menu in the user's web browser, and folders are commonly used for organization. Favourites are used to store or save any website page, URL and etc. and it can be access with just one click to open any website or link. Favourites have been incorporated in the internet browser since 1993. Nowadays, favourites have evolved into social bookmarking that internet users can share their favourites or bookmarks online, to pool their similar interests’ resources, or to store their favourites in such a way that they are not tied to one specific computer or browser. Web-based bookmarking services let users save favourites or bookmarks on a remote web server, so the user can access their bookmarks from anywhere around the world. Examples of online favourites are Technorati, Tidy, Windows Live, Google and more.



Favourites can be integrated in classroom and used by the pupils. The favourites saved in personal internet browser or in the social bookmark website can be shared with teachers and other pupils to attract pupils’ attention to each others’ interests and also to create external motivation in finding out others’ interests, which is in lieu with the Social Learning Theory. Thus, this will create the sense of self-learning in them. Teachers also can make polls or surveys about pupils’ favourites and monitor pupils’ behaviour at the same time. From there, teachers can use it to create or use any materials related with the pupils’ favourites as posters, pictures for their peripheral learning. Such information gathered from the favourites can be used to create personalized individual learning to cater pupils’ diversity needs in teaching and learning styles. Desuggestopedia Theory can also be incorporated by letting the pupils learn in a supportive environment so that they can acquire the language naturally without stress. The teacher can use the materials that their pupils like to decorate the classroom, this will make the pupils more interested to read the information that the teacher paste on the wall as it is related to something that they like. Online Organizer. As we “Google” the internet, we came across the definition of “Online Organizers”. Based on WIKIPEDIA, Online Organizer is just like a typical organizer where people jot down their daily and weekly plan, their memos, their important contact numbers, their important reminders and so on. However, instead of scribbling in their books, there are softwares and webpages that provide this function online. This does not only make it easier as people do not have to carry their book around but also they can access it anywhere, anytime and can even share it with other people if they want to. Examples of webpage that offers this function are and

As a teacher, one can use the online organizer to plan his/her lesson and since it is online, pupils can browse around and have a basic idea of what the teacher is planning for them. Thus, they will be able to 1)prepare; pupils can refer to the online organizer and decide what should they bring to class such as text book, stationeries for craft, or magazine etc. 2)revise; pupils may want to read up upon certain articles, poem that will be used during the class, and look up for the vocabularies regarding the topic. Teacher can also encourage pupils to give their own opinion on how they would like the lesson to be. This is parallel with the cognitivism theory where pupils are taught to be responsible of their own learning and become active participants in the lesson. Not only that they become a contributor in planning their own lesson, but they will also engage more in the Teaching-learning processes since they are well prepared. This also supports the Community Language Learning approach to certain extend where learning is seen as a social process of growth from child-like dependence to self-direction and independence. References: 1. Spada N. and Lightbown P. (2006). How languages are learned. USA: Oxford University Press. 2. D. Larsen (2000). Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching (Teaching Techniques in English as a Second Language). USA: Oxford University Press. 3. Chitravelu N. (2005) . ELT Methodology: Principles and Practice. Selangor: Penerbit Fajar. Bakti Sdn.


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