Top Web Tools of 2008 – Number 4

diigo_logoDiigo is more than just another social bookmarking tool. During this past year, they unleashed their Diigo Educator Accounts in an effort to make Diigo a “more integral part of collaborative learning in the school environment.”

From their blog: “Specifically, once approved for a Diigo Educator Account

  • A teacher can create student accounts for an entire class with just a few clicks (and student email addresses are optional for account creation)
  • Students of the same class are automatically set up as a Diigo group so they can start using all the benefits that a Diigo group provides, such as group bookmarks and annotations, and group forums.
  • To protect the privacy of students, student accounts have special settings which only allow their teachers and classmates to contact them and access their personal profile information.
  • Ads presented to student account users are limited to education-related sponsors.

If you are an educator, you can go ahead and apply for a free Diigo Educator account now! You can also check out FAQ and Getting Started tutorial for Diigo Educator Accounts.” (end of paste from blog)

A very useful tool is Diigo WebSlides which is an easy way to convert your Web bookmarks into slideshows. You can check out WebSlides at slides.diigo.com. You literally get a slideshow made up of active web pages from the sites you have bookmarked. You can create a special subset of your bookmarks to include only those desired into the Webslides show. The slide shows also display any text that you’ve highlighted usinf Diigo or notes you’ve taken on bookmarked sites. Here’s a WebSlides show I created with the top 50 tools from my PLE. Each webslide displays for 10 seconds before going to the next,

Other useful links:

diigo education pioneer

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