After going through the information provided in this course, I joined Diigo right away, and believe that will be the best option for my purposes. There are some features that I believe will be of great help to me and my students. Websites relevant to a topic we are studying can be saved and tagged for quick reference. I especially like the annotation features, such as highlighting and making notes. These will help me recall why I saved each webpage. The virtual sticky notes will enable me and my students to summarize the important points, much like using note cards the way we’ve done in the past to summarize and organize research projects.
The prospect of creating and joining groups has wonderful potential for collaborative learning in the classroom. I envision supplementing the textbook with information from the web to enrich the curriculum or extend the learning, while making it more collaborative. Students would be able to post notes for others to see. I see much potential in using Diigo to differentiate my instruction.
Finally, I plan to join educational groups in Diigo as our professor suggested, in particular those that relate to technology and education. I look forward to experiencing that aspect of it, and again, sharing with others.
Here is a helpful link I found as I Googled uses for Diigo in the classroom: https://sites.google.com/site/team8project9440/using-diigo-in-the-classroom-2