Yesterday, a colleague pointed out that there should be an explanation for the enigmatic link to a diigo page at the top of the Virtual Meeting Place the EDMT Team set up for our students.
Diigo is a social bookmarking site much like the popular site Delicious that EDMT uses in a few courses. There are many such social bookmarking sites available. Diigo (digest of Internet information, groups, and other stuff) does more than just bookmark sites that you can then access from any computer. The service also allows you to highlight information within the web site or make and share notes about the site. Even better, you can share your findings with a specific group of people.
During a session at the 21st Symposium in Marysville, MI, in August 2011, presenter Ben Rimes reintroduced the site to a number of teachers. He noted that Diigo was quickly becoming the site most favored by teachers. A subscription to the Diigo in Education group will present a surprising list of ten or twenty sites a day in email format discovered by a community of teachers around the globe.
There are often gems that you will want to bookmark and share. http://groups.diigo.com/group/edmt-at-emu is the group you can use to share information with anyone interested in following. It is easy to get out of the habit of sharing exceptional site with colleagues so today there are only two links. Join Diigo, follow the link, and click the “Apply to Join” button to begin sharing your finds with everyone.