The joys(?) of Diigo

As this course is still in its infancy, my preconceived notions of ICT have not all been challenged to this point. However, one which has been challenged by a blog post mentioned in the learning path (https://resourcelinkbce.wordpress.com/2011/07/19/12-reasons-teachers-should-use-diigo/) is my view of Diigo. I had literally no idea as to how Diigo could be useful, however this post has shown me one brilliant way of using Diigo, that is “Diigo provides a lists feature that allows you to share carefully selected bookmarked websites with your students”.

In my experience in lower years of high school some teachers put with assignment sheets a list of pre-approved websites to ensure that young students are accessing the correct information while their research skills are developing. The use of Diigo’s list feature could allow a greater level of differentiated instruction in that these lists could be graded in terms of difficulty. I personally would adopt this into my pedagogy. I also wonder whether use of Diigo could lead to more truly collaborative research across classes through Diigo’s annotation feature.

Live long and prosper.

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