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Contents contributed and discussions participated by Maggie Tsai

Maggie Tsai

Beyond School: From Red Pen to Invisible Ink: Assessing Student Blogs with Diigo Groups - 6 views

  • Somehow find a way to use Diigo to assess student web-log writing without defacing the students' "intellectual property" and turning writing into "schooliness."
  • My students have joined the Group. Now when they go to their web-logs, after logging in to their Diigo account and setting "Show Annotations > Show Group Annotations" on their Diigo toolbar, they will see the highlights of specific passages from their writing that I have left (and I can start students doing this too, it occurs to me in a very attractive flash), and my annotations will pop up on their screen when they hover their mouse over the highlights.Also good, our Diigo Groups Bookmarks page records all highlights and annotations I have made on one page. Students can use that to see all feedback I have given to specific strengths and weaknesses on all students writings.And since they're using anagrams instead of first-name usernames on their blogs, there's less of a chance of any embarrassment resulting from this "public feedback"--with "invisible ink."
Maggie Tsai

Sweeny's Canadawiki Weblog: Make Your Own Wiki Textbook With Web 2.0 - 6 views

  • Web 2.0 services are generating what is truly a personal learning renaissance.Here's a comment from teacher Elizabeth Davis at Classroom 2.0:"Following and reading blogs, participating in ning, contributing to wikis, writing in my blog, I haven't thought this much in years. It truly is an amazing phenomenon. I feel so intellectually alive. I'm inspired and challenged constantly. The blogs I read lead me to question and explore new tools and Websites. I haven't written this much since I was in school. It is all so exciting and energizing. For me, classroom 2.0 could just be about my own growth and learning and that would be enough."A good example of a free Web 2.0 service is Wikispaces. Here's a class wiki made with the service - A Broken World, the World War I wiki of a Grade 9 class. Their teacher comments:You are now "textbook writers." Your goal is to make a better, more interesting textbook than that overweight, boring, 20th Century history textbook you're now using. And to do work of such high quality that you can include it on your resume as another example of your academic skills in your "digital portfolio."Here are some other School 2.0 online services:* Diigo- for "social bookmarking" of Web sources.* Blogger - to create a class weblog.* Ning - to build your own social network]
Maggie Tsai

MeaningPhil Stuff?: Web 2.0 in the Classroom - 6 views

  • I just finished teaching a computer ethics course at Judson University--okay, it's still Judson College now, but they will be changing to University this Fall ( I used a web 2.0 tool called diigo ( Diigo is an acronym for "Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff".It may be that you've heard of which is a very popular social bookmarking tool. Diigo is a social bookmarking tool plus annotation tool. It allows you to read an article, bookmark it, and within the article, make annotations like "highlighting" and "sticky note comments". This makes it an awesome research tool.In the past I have had students bring articles to class that pertain to the assigned chapters, but this time I made this an entirely digital activity. The students were to find online articles, book mark, annotate, and share them with the group forum that I set up for them. We then, with the group forum on the projector screen, would have each student talk us through their article.While this tool is still in "beta" the student assessment survey that was taken at the end of the last class seemed to indicate that this activity was well received.
Maggie Tsai

Welcome to the "Diigo in Education" ThinkTank - 49 views

  • Maggie Tsai
    Welcome everyone! It's great to have your participation!

    Since Diigo's inception, we've been very blessed by the kind help we've received from many of our users, ranging from active bug reporting and feature suggestions, to words of encouragement. It's quite gratifying to know that our work is making a difference and being appreciated, as software development really takes tremendous amount of hard work, dedication, and passion for "perfection"!

    Recently we've noticed that more and more educators have started to discover Diigo and are exploring ways to incorporate Diigo into their curriculum. We're delighted to engage the educational community as we also think Diigo's applications and possibilities in education is tremendous.

    We'd like to invite you to actively brainstorm with us -
  • Maggie Tsai
    Phase I of Diigo educator account just released last week

    While it's not a dedicated network yet, we've taken some important considerations from your earlier feedback and want to make them available to you and your classroom as soon as we can...

    With this first release, we look forward to collaborating with you to explore the full potential of Diigo as an educational tool. Going forward, we will continue to work with you to define the next phase of Diigo for Education. And, as always, love to hear from you and let us know what you think!
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