- Save important websites and access them on any computer.
- Categorize websites by titles, notes, keyword tags, lists and groups.
- Search through bookmarks to quickly find desired information.
- Save a screenshot of a website and see how it has changed over time.
- Annotate websites with highlighting or virtual "sticky notes."
- View any annotations made by others on any website visited.
- Share websites with groups or the entire Diigo social network.
- Comment on the bookmarks of others or solicit comments to your shared bookmarks.
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Teaching with Technology in the Middle: Finding new hope for research papers (and a new... - 10 views
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Professional DevelopmentBeyond extended student learning, Diigo can be used as a form of professional development. Diigo has several educator groups that are active in sharing and collaborating on bookmarks relevant to education. This group has almost 10,000 members. You can find over 200 other Diigo K-12 education groups here.
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They've used it to keep track of information they find on the web, to share information with our class group, and
because of their proficiency with it that when an idea came to me today 5 minutes before the start of class of a new purpose for which I could have my students use Diigo
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“Now I know some of you have already heard of me, but for the benefit of those who are unfamiliar, let me explain how I teach. Between today until the class right before finals, it is my intention to work into each of my lectures … one lie. Your job, as students, among other things, is to try and catch me in the Lie of the Day.”
And thus began our ten-week course.
This was an insidiously brilliant technique to focus our attention – by offering an open invitation for students to challenge his statements, he transmitted lessons that lasted far beyond the immediate subject matter and taught us to constantly check new statements and claims with what we already accept as fact."
while it is necessary (and possible) to teach facts to people, it comes with a price. And the price is this: facts learned in this way, and especially by rote, and especially at a younger age, take a direct root into the mind, and bypass a person's critical and reflective capacities, and indeed, become a part of those capacities in the future.
When you teach children facts as facts, and when you do it through a process of study and drill, it doesn't occur to children to question whether or not those facts are true, or appropriate, or moral, or legal, or anything else. Rote learning is a short circuit into the brain. It's direct programming. People who study, and learn, that 2+2=4, know that 2+2=4, not because they understand the theory of mathematics, not because they have read Hilbert and understand formalism, or can refute Brouwer and reject intuitionism, but because they know (full stop) 2+2=4.
I used the phrase "it's direct programming" deliberately. This is an analogy we can wrap our minds around. We can think of direct instruction as being similar to direct programming. It is, effectively, a mechanism of putting content into a learner's mind as effectively and efficiently as possible, so that when the time comes later (as it will) that the learner needs to use that fact, it is instantly and easily accessible.
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Diigo provides a great way to model and practice reading informational text and to engage students in collaborative virtual discussions. Many know Delicious and Diigo as social bookmarking sites. Diigo is so much more! Find a website that you want your students to read. Then use Diigo to model the active reading process and make notations right on the web site by using the Diigo tools of Sticky Notes and Highlighting. Paste a sticky note at the beginning of the text to remind students to ask themselves, “What do you already know about this topic?” Also, add a sticky note reminding students to note their purpose for reading. Diigo’s highlighting tools include four different colors. Use the various colors and model how to find the main ideas and highlight only the essential words in yellow. Supporting details, key vocabulary words, and confusing parts can each be highlighted with different colors. Consistency in highlighting color will provide another cue for students about text structure. Diigo serves as an excellent tool for modeling the pre-reading process, for pointing out text features and structure, and to practice active reading by making connections and asking questions. Once students are ready for independent practice, Diigo can be taken to another level. Educator accounts allow teachers to create classes. Each student in the class can annotate and highlight the assigned web site article independently. Connections, questions, and comments are then shared with the teacher and the class. “Sticky note” or “Read and Say Something” conversations can then be conducted through Diigo.