This week, we’re going to take a few minutes and look at Diigo. Diigo is a great tool for both students and teachers! If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will probably love Diigo! Diigo is two services in one — it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other. Watch this short video to learn about the main features of Diigo, as well as some of its many features. For extra help, this site has some additional videos that you can use.
Diigo has an education portal with tools for teachers. There, you can set up protected class Diigo accounts so that your students can share resources with each other. Your students can use Diigo to keep track of their research, highlight work they are reading online, and save web pages for later viewing.
- Read one teacher’s account of using Diigo with her students. Be sure to check out the Use Cases section, where she offers some concrete suggestions for how to use it.
- The same teacher also offers a lesson plan for research using Diigo.
- Check out this video tutorial on how to set up Diigo groups in the K-12 classroom.
To start, explore the education groups in Diigo to see how others are sharing resources with each other. If you like what you see and think Diigo might be for you, go ahead and sign up for an account – it’s free!
What do you think about Diigo? Do you already use it, or another similar tool?