Teacher Review For Diigo

Diigo provides my 8th grade students with a viable means to assemble a collection of websites on their research topics.

John B.
Classroom teacher
Eastchester Middle School
Eastchester, NY
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My Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Individual
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
In order to have students use Diigo on more than a superficial level, I have incorporated website evaluation (using the Empire State Information Fluency Curriculum) into the process of them assembling their bookmark lists. This provides them with valuable practice in selecting and evaluating websites for use in their research projects.
My Take
Setting up classes (into groups) does take time, but it results in much better management of the students and the resources they collect.