I just started using Diigo this week and I am amazed how interesting I am finding it. I am still trying to get use to the idea of using Twitter in the classroom and I am not sure that I will, but I really see how Diigo could be helpful. Diigo is so easy to use and I can go back and find information in a fast manner.
I still don’t think I can have my class on the website themselves, but I can use it to benefit my students. I can use social bookmarking to see what other websites teachers find useful and to keep the websites I like organized. The more I think about it social bookmarking is just another form of Twitter. The reason though, I think I am more comfortable with it is because I associate Twitter with high school and college students and I see social bookmarking as a great resource for any professional.
Social bookmarking could also be a professional way to keep parents updated with what resources I am using in the classroom. I think highlighting would be an easy way to show the parents what parts of the website I am using and I can use sticky notes telling them why.
While doing research I found some useful websites about different types of social bookmarking websites. One called LiveBinders talks about a bookmarking website for teachers called Common Craft, which seemed very interesting. Another website I found was EDUCAUSEREVIEW and it gives more information on Diigo and explains traditional and social bookmarking. The last resource I am going to mention is a blog by Edugeek. This blog gives suggestions on how teachers can use social bookmarking and suggestions on how to have your students use it, I think this would be particular useful for the older grades.
I am very excited to keep learning about social bookmarking and all that it has to offer. I think it is going to be a great resource that I keep using.