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started by Chad Loughrige on 06 Jun 12
  • Chad Loughrige
    I have an idea where I would present a research topic for a Diigo class group. Each student is then required to find one link per week and post comments to two of their classmates each week as well. Is there a way to create the "Week 1" topic for the students and then have them post all their links and comments within that topic discussion? These categories group discussion, links, and comments would keep the group much more organized.
  • Roland O'Daniel
    I think this is a great idea. I have students highlight two to three details from the site they bookmark, and summarize the quote in their own words as a comment as part of their reading. At the end they have all of their comments in one place and it provides them insights into putting the work into their own words and helps with plagiarism. I can then have them look at each others bookmarks/comments and make connections.

    After doing this kind of research they have a jump on the actual writing of the report or presentation, and the writing doesn't seem as daunting. Good luck.
  • Robin Jeffers
    Re the organization part, I have students tag the bookmark as "Week 1," "Week 2," etc. Then we can all go back and sort on that tag. It's the only way I can think of to create the grouping.
  • sulyn bennett-hennessey
    I currently do this every other week. I have specific tags for my classes that help me sort the posts, but I also have the students share their posts ( 1 or 2 per day) You could randomize by picking name cards or something similar. This gives them practice speaking casually in front of the class and gets them excited about sharing their cool posts on the big screen. They are required to have a minimum of 3 tags so you could just make a cool code for each assignment so it wouldn't get confused with every teacher in the world "week 1" tag. let me know how it goes.
  • Chad Loughrige
    Thanks for the suggestions. I'm excited about the tagging feature, and think that this will be the best way to organize the group. If anyone is interested, I will be presenting a live Ustream broadcast tomorrow (Thursday, June 7th) at 4pm EST on how I plan to incorporate this Group bookmarking/collaboration into my curriculum. You can view the live stream on my Ustream channel at: This will be my first broadcast!

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