The two web tools described below were my first steps in harvesting and sharing all the wonderful information that can be found on the web. To borrow a phrase, finding information on the Internet is like drinking from a fire hydrant. Diigo allows me to have all my links in “the cloud” and in a searchable format, and a Wikispaces powered wiki was the first place that I tried to organize and save my favourite resources.
Diigo was the first “social networking” tool I started to explore. A special thanks to John Evans (@joevans – for you Twitter folks) who introduced me to this great tool. At some point I must do a blog post about the power of Diigo as a personal productivity tool and its educational applications.
In the meantime, here are some links to Diigo assets that I have developed over the past few years:
- My Diigo Profile – you can search my almost 20k worth of bookmarks
- SJR Learners Diigo Group – some of my favourite ICT bookmarks
- Building a PLN Diigo List – a list I have created to hold bookmarks that relate to Personal Learning Networks
This site is an ever evolving resource of Educational Technology ICT tools to help enhance the teaching and learning that goes on in our classrooms. I created this wiki for two reasons. One was to learn how to use wikis – nothing like jumping in and getting your feet wet. The second reason was to provide a collaborative space to share resources about ever expanding variety of tools that can be used in the classroom.
I was sorry to learn recently that wikispaces will be closing down soon. I am grateful to the folks at wikispaces who provided free accounts for education.