Teacher Review For Diigo

Social Bookmarking at its Simplest!

Mary C.
Media specialist/librarian
San Elijo Middle School
San Marcos, CA
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My Rating 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Diigo's bookmarklet allows you to save any website with a click of the button! You can create lists for specific sites, mark anything you save private (allowing you to have one Diigo account to use for school and other things, like recipes, travel ideas, etc.) The tags are incredibly useful--make sure you use them from the start! I have hundreds of websites in my Diigo account, and being able to search by tag allows me to find "Informational text" or "close reading" when I'm looking for sites I saved months ago. It's not as eye-catching as Scoop.it, but you can create as many lists as you want. A list of resources you want to share with a specific class? Done! Websites to share with your teaching team? Done! Recipes you never have time to cook because you're an educator? That, too! You can also highlight text and add notes to a website, so if you want to point something out to students, or share a note with staff, it's simple! Log into Diigo on any computer, and all of your favorite websites are with you. An invaluable tool for me!
My Take
Diigo is a great social bookmarking site. I often use it to create a custom list of websites for students researching specific topics. I mainly use it to gather resources for myself, however, as it can be wonky when presented on a smartboard.