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Maggie Tsai

Is Technology Producing A Decline In Critical Thinking And Analysis? - 0 views

  • "As students spend more time with visual media and less time with print, evaluation methods that include visual media will give a better picture of what they actually know
  • reading develops imagination, induction, reflection and critical thinking, as well as vocabulary," Greenfield said. "Reading for pleasure is the key to developing these skills. Students today have more visual literacy and less print literacy. Many students do not read for pleasure and have not for decades."
Maggie Tsai

Highly recommend Diigo Educator Account - Classroom 2.0 - 0 views

  • I tried out Diigo educator and was REALLY impressed. This let me very quickly (and with no email addresses needed) set up accounts for 30 students. I then created a group for all 3 classes to use and added all the students to the group. In this case, since I only have one more day with the kids and am not sure if they'll be using Diigo after this, I just used the 30 accounts for multiple classes, but if this were for my actual students, I would have created an account for each student. Anyway, once all the students were added to the group, I just instructed them to make sure to share every bookmark for this project with the group. All of the students will then be able to view all of the bookmarks. Again, we couldn't install even the diigolet, but saving right from Diigo worked fine for our purposes. They used the same technique of tagging with last name, class hour, and other appropriate tags.

    I taught both of these methods in a 45 minute class period and the actual explanation of the bookmarking technique took only 7-10 min. of each class period. The kids (7th graders) picked up on it EXTREMELY fast.
  • for long term use and for individual projects I strongly recommend using Diigo educator, especially since I use Diigo so heavily in my personal and professional web research.
  • I highly recommend Diigo Educator to any teacher!
Maggie Tsai

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2008 - 259 views

vote learning web2.0
started by Maggie Tsai on 24 Oct 08 no follow-up yet
Maggie Tsai

delicious vs. diigo - 177 views

started by Maggie Tsai on 27 Apr 08 no follow-up yet
Maggie Tsai

Recommendation for this group membership setting - 105 views

admin control spam
  • Maggie Tsai

    Good resources here. Would you like us to feature your group? (Note: if a group is being featured, while it gets great exposure and attracts more like-minded folks, there is also the potential downside to attract some spam as well.) Just let us know if you're interested or not. Either way is fine.

    Keep up the great work.
  • Maggie Tsai
    Vicki Davis wrote:
    > We would love to be featured, just let us know when you do this, so I will be extra vigilant.

    k - will do.

    > I wish there was a way to request people to send me a comment about why they want to join -- or when I am approving their membership that some basic profile would show. Or when I put my mouse over their name, that their profile popped up in a box. Moderating does take a bit of time!

    hm, currently the comment to group owner is optional. Your suggestion makes sense. will discuss here.
Maggie Tsai


started by Maggie Tsai on 14 Apr 08 no follow-up yet
Maggie Tsai

Thanks for the delicious help tip -- added to Diigo's official HELP files - 77 views

diigo howto
started by Maggie Tsai on 29 Mar 08 no follow-up yet
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