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started by Jason Finley on 25 Oct 11
  • Jason Finley
    I love this group. The 2.0 pieces which are shared on here are great!

    But, I would also like to hear more about how others are actually using Diigo in their classrooms.

    "Let's explore the full potential of Diigo as an educational tool."
  • James Allen
    I use it to manage web resources for our school website. I collect sites and resources that students, teachers, and parents can find quickly... Here is my collection:
  • Kathleen Howard DaQuanno
    I have just begun using Diigo. However, I have found some wonderful things here. I found and bookmarked LiveBinders, Abundance Tapestry, Blooms and Google, and Timer. I enjoy that I can get to my bookmarks from any computer. This helps when I am in a department or team meeting.
  • Dorothy Minor
    I have found some really useful Web tools through this group. I am using with a group of Freshman Comp I students who are working on research papers. After the students chose their topics, I asked them to create accounts in and collect their resources there. Once they had collected the sources, they had to evaluate them to see if the sources would be suitable for an academic research paper. I would like to know if anyone else is using and how. In a recent Diigo collection, I found I immediately created a wall so that my students could post haikus in one class while another class posted tips on writing essays on a separate wall.
  • Jason Finley
    What I am thinking is that Diigo can replace complicated and expensive Learning Management Systems.

    For example by using the following you can create/publish your own content online and for free. You can also facilitate discussions and assessments...

    Essentially your course/unit/assignment could be built online and facilitated through Diigo.
    " is a super fast way to publish content online." It can be used to instantly publish a syllabus, an assignment, give a "clue" for a webquest, or just about anything that you want to post online.
    This site allows you to embed PDFs or documents online. Students can view the online version, download it, or print it.
    This site allows you to post slides or video. You can then add video, audio, text comments/instructions for students...and they can do the same.

    And, now thanks to Dorothy...I have been introduced to My immediate thoughts are that this site could be great for formative assessments. Students could post answers to "exit tickets" here, ask questions that they would like answered in the next class/unit/assignment, etc.

    Diigo allows you to essentially access "traditional" information via and, direct student to the exact webpages/videos/games that you choose (with your comments and highlights), find and participate in a discussion/assessment via Voicethread, ask questions/share information via wallwisher, and... You tell me what else it can be used for!
  • Marie Nelson
    For those who do research, either primary or secondary, it's a great way to collect references, organize them, and find them again. I do grounded theory research, which is very emergent, so I can tag themes in various online postings or articles and then later pull them up. This is also useful in organizing myself for class or a presentation I need to give somewhere. I can then tag a group of related items with the date or the name of the presentation (or class or topic). I'm just learning to use it. Do not know yet how to use the social networking aspects, which I think may be the most valuable. Any advice about that would be appreciated.
  • Jason Finley
    Marie, my primary use and focus with Diigo is the social networking aspect that you mentioned. There is definitely truth to the statement that "Chance favors the connected mind."

    I've created a group for Vermont / New England educators to share research, ideas, grant opportunities, conferences, etc. in Diigo. At the heart of the group is the idea of transformational pedagogy.

    Members include individuals from the VT DoE, school administrators, teachers, future teachers, parents, non-profits, colleges, and others involved/interested in improving the educational experience and outcomes of Vermont and New England students.

    This is an open invite to anyone interested in exploring the research and success stories behind topics such as authentic assessment, thematic instruction, integrated learning, student engagement, student voice, external learning opportunities, and more.


    Invite link:

    Really, Marie, a large part of what we are doing is grounded theory research. We are sharing data and stories so that others in the field can then begin to create their own ideas and theories about how that information might be applied to the improvement of education in their schools.

    "…we are learners together in this learning community and we are our own best resource: Our collective knowledge is an invaluable asset." from Faculty Learning Communities: Benefiting from Collective Wisdom

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