Mathematics education could be enhanced when students develop their potential for learning by becoming more actively involved. The social bookmarking website, Diigo offers students the approach to solve problems by collaborating with other students and their teachers.

Diigo would enhance and improve the learning experience of students in my Mathematics classroom. It encourages group collaboration and makes organizing and saving web resources faster and easier for my students. Using Diigo, I can set up groups of students, highlight key information, and comment.

For my Mathematics classroom, Diigo’s features make it easy to research, collect, and organize bookmarks, highlights, graphs, screenshots, statistical surveys, pictures, etc. Moreover, students gain access anywhere and share with various choice of browsers app applications for tablets and smartphones mobile use. Students could collaborate with each other in groups.

If I am interested in an activity or a critical thinking Math problem about a topic my students are researching, I can highlight it and then bookmark the page. The paragraph will keep highlight whenever the page is visited.

Groups of students can collaborate, share, and discuss solutions to exercises and Mathematical problems by annotating key websites. Bookmarks can be shared with other students involved in the same project. Diigo made it easy to distribute reference lists, Math worksheets, reports, and other resources among students.

Students can:

  • Add sticky notes to a bookmarked page
  • Bookmark important websites
  • Access and share bookmarks from school or home
  • Categorize websites with titles, notes, keyword tags, lists, and groups
  • Save a screenshot of a website or capture and save an image
  • View any annotations made by other students in the same group
  • Comment on other students’ bookmarks


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  1.    Keith on October 1, 2016 6:23 pm      Reply

    Hi Yehia,

    I agree, Diigo has a lot of value for a teacher. It’s really two tools in one: the social bookmarking tool that I’ve found to be indispensable for organizing my own work and a virtual webpage markup tool. While I discovered Diigo a few weeks after adopting Delicious, I didn’t use it much except when demonstrating the webpage markup for edtech classes (this is just due to comfort with my initial choice of Delicious). Now that Delicious is circling the drain I’ve switched to Diigo as my primary repository (I’d like to switch to Google Bookmarks but I can’t transfer my existing thousands of bookmarks over – but I can with Diigo).

    I think I might have been less dependent on something like Delicious all these years if I’d taken the time to learn more about Mendeley or Zotero, two systems designed to collect resources aimed more at academic pursuits. They are also useful, but not as good for sharing collections.

    Keith

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