What's the best way to share links to Socratic?
Links to Socratic expose the site to students and potential contributors who might find it useful, and make Socratic more trustworthy in the eyes of search engines.
There are a few different ways to link to Socratic, depending on who will see the link and how Socratic might be helpful to them.
How to share a link
Choose a specific page on Socratic (e.g., a specific subject page) to share as a link that will be useful to whoever will see it
If you can add "anchor text" to the link—aka the text that shows up 'over' the link for people to click on—choose text that's specific and informative
Add the link to a web page you can edit where people will see it
These ^ guidelines will help make sure the people who see your link know what they're clicking on, and that it will be useful to them.
Here are some ideas for links to share based on who will see it.
Links for students
- Share a specific subject so students can ask questions and find answers, e.g. a great Physics resource linking to https://socratic.org/physics
- Share a specific question that is interesting or important, e.g. Three layers of the human eye, linking to http://socratic.org/questions/what-are-the-three-layers-of-the-human-eye
- Share a series of questions that are important to a unit they are studying
Links for potential contributors
- If they are interested in a specific subject, share the subject page, e.g. Share your Earth Science knowledge on Socratic, linking to http://socratic.org/earth-science
- If they may be interested in multiple subjects, share a link to the Questions page, e.g. Share your knowledge on Socratic!, linking to http://socratic.org/questions
- If you think they'll care about a particular subject area, e.g. "Science", but any subject within it, the links to subject areas at the top of the homepage might be useful, e.g. Help out with Science on Socratic, linking to http://socratic.org/questions?course_type=science
Links for anyone