Sunday, January 2, 2011

More on Diigo

When I take my students to the computer lab they go to my teacher folder and click on different links I have saved for them since the county school system does not allow them to type in web addresses on their own.  This worked fine until my folder ran out of space.  I didn't have very many items in there and found this annoying.

Now that I have been exploring Diigo I have created a list of bookmarked pages that I use with my students or they use at home.  I am still in the exploration phase but I have found a few interesting features which I think will be helpful to my students.  This is a screenshot of a few websites that I added to my bookmarks.

Under each bookmark I can make comments and leave notes for the students.  I used this area to write things I think the students would need to know such as the interesting features of the site or for some the username and password.  For some sites I also used the capture and drawing tools to show students where to login and remind them of the username and password.  I cut some of the information off in the screenshot so that I would not publish the info here.

Another nice feature is that I can send my list of links to others on my team since many of them use the same websites, and it would save them some time.  For anyone interested in my list so far the link is below. 


  1. I do enjoy the teacher hand in/out folders for students to use. It makes me think that with more storage (and a computer for every kid every class), we could be a paperless (or less paper at least) school. It's a lofty goal.

  2. I had no idea our handout folders had a limited amount of space! I love that you can write the comments under each bookmark. That would be so helpful for students & parents when using your list at home. Also, I have a few websites in my handout folder from a few years ago that I even forgot what they were for until I clicked on them again. :)

  3. I have a Diigo account and get weekly emails with updates to a few groups I belong to. That alone gives me so much to keep up with that I have forgotten about the ability to list bookmarks and comments about my students. I have gotten some interesting tips from the groups I belong to- one is Cool Tools and Ed Tech, the other is Diigo in Education. Beware- the emails can be time consuming to keep up with but are very informative!