I joined Diigo last week. I was looking for a way to store information in a digital way. Previously, I had been writing down interesting sites and information to share with others or use at a later date. Then Sheri recommended Diigo.
I had heard a bit about it before then but had never tried it. So far I am loving it. It is great to save information as I am reading and be able to access it wherever I have an internet connection. As I don’t have my own classroom it will be a great way to access information to use with all of my students or when I am making recommendations to other teachers.
With this week’s challenge I have learned a bit more about the social side of Diigo. I joined four groups (eb challenge, Classroom 2.0, Interactive whiteboards in the classroom and teacher-librarians) and will see how that goes for me.
When school starts once again ( I can wait for that!), I will look into upgrading to the educator version. I think Diigo would be helpful when I am working on inquiry projects with kids.
A potential hurdle for me will be incorporating Diigo into my routine. For my PLN I use Twitter, Tweetdeck and Google Reader and check in with Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family.
Making time is a challenge for everyone. I will have to make more of an effort to practice the 15 minute rule and allow myself to let things go.