Something I looked at then went back to Del.icio.us a while ago. Then along came Mr Motivator, Alexander Hayes who has set up a very cool group. So I downloaded the Diigo toolbar and have not looked back. I must say that Twitter, which is now the backbone of my PNL has made Diigo that much more relevant to me. You can, if so inclined, send me a direct message on Twitter @deangroom.
A brief summary of Diigo.
Think Delicous meets Facebook (less the spam). You can happily go about your business of tagging the web – but – with Diigo you can actually highlight specific parts of the text on the page that interested you. You can then add a post it note type comment.
But, the real power lies in the ability for Diigo to become a community. Now you can save your bookmark to a group who share a common interest (some form of EduTech in my case). Now your bookmark and comment are that much more important. You can share comments on bookmarks with your group! I am sure that I’ll find more uses for it as the months roll by.
Join the Diigo Project Based Learning Group
For those who are interested in Project Based Learning – for which I believe we are the only AU High School running this type of learning – connected to a Classroom 2.0 environment. Our school is modelling (and adapting the Napa Foundation ‘style’) with teachers currenly heading to the US for in-school in-service.
I just had to start a Diigo Group. Please feel free to join and ask questions. We hope to share our experiences with other PBL schools. There are 4 ICT teachers at our school involved in PBL and a range of other KLA staffers – so if you’re thinking about PBL, then join the group.