Below is a rich set of tools to aid in our move toward reflection and understanding... but remember:
"Buying an awesome paintbrush won't make you a great artist."
DIIGO RESOURCES: Add Diigo to your favorite browsers...
- Diigo toolbar for Firefox.
- Diigo Extension for Safari. (link goes to Safari extentions gallery)
- Diigo Extension for Chrome.
- Diigolet (simple version) for any browser.
- Diigo Offline Reader for iPhone (link goes to iTunes).
- Diigo Power Note for Android phones.
- Other interesting Diigo tools can be found here...
The SJSD Instructional Coaching Group on Diigo can be found here:
Click to join!
The SJSD Elementary Principals group on Diigo can be found here:
Click to join!
Joy does a nice job of cutting to the chase on how this tool works:
- It doesn't get much easier than this.
- Student thread where students used AH for the first time to record notes from a self-chosen article on a given topic (genetics).
- Finetina allows you to upload an image for review, or to simply use an already-existing web-based image for review and discussion.
- Here is an example of an image I reviewed and sent to you, the reader, for review. Gotta love sushi. Right?
- Another example in a blog post by Terri Johnson: "Discussing an Image."
OTHER PROMISING TOOLS TO EXPLORE:
Check these out. Our work with colleagues and students is nearly as unique as we are. Find the best tool for your specific needs...
- Webklipper (examples of both an image and a text document used as a klips)
- Book Glutton (social reading)
*A few words on the power of annotation from Sharona A. Levy, via Academic Commons.
Sharona Levy is Professor and Deputy Chair of the SEEK Department at Brooklyn College, CUNY.
*Chapter 8 - "Teacher Learning" from "How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School"
(A full text ebook from the National Research Council).**