16 May 2011

Collecting Pearls

Nebula.photo © 2008 Ashley Good | more info (via: Wylio)
Have you ever collected pearls? Shiny pearls with a particular glow?

PearlTrees is a social curation community where you can collect your sites and links, and visualize them as pearls. Each link becomes a pearl or pearltree which then can have further pearls (or links). 

You can share your pearls, comment on other's pearls and invite others to help build your pearltree. Like Live Binder It, you can keep the bookmarking tool on your tool bar so that you can easily add sites/links to your pearltrees.

Overall it's simple to use and is an interesting way for learners to begin using social book-marking tools. One suggestion is for students to collect pearls (i.e. their favourite sites) over the summer  and keep connected with their classmates. The best part is when the new academic year begins, they'll have a rich source of pearltrees to share with each other.

What pearls do you have to share?


  1. Hi Ana,

    I notice you have an amazing collection of web-based educational content on your site. Maybe you'd like to take a look at one more.

    Ruby Skye P.I. is a web series for kids 8-14 years. It's a comedy mystery series about a 15 year old detective and it's free to watch online at http://rubyskyepi.com.

    A number of teachers are using it with gifted students, to teach ESL and to teach media literacy.

    I'd love you thoughts!


  2. Hi Jill,

    Thank you for passing by and sharing your thoughts. Yes, I'll certainly have a look at the site you recommended; I'm very keen on digital literacies and how learners can develop their talents in the field.