Diigo like Django Unchained…AKA bad ass
Okay Diigo doesn’t take names and kick ass like Django in a stellar Quentin Taratino movie but it is a great network for mastering successful use of technology and how it can make your life easier. Sounds pretty bad ass to me. Wish everything was so easy. Was skeptical at using at first but now I am really enjoying it. Love being able to bookmark all websites that interest me then create folders to store them in. Diigo also has in my library my Google Reader account so I can basically look at everything all in one community. Question, once you bookmark websites and you then make a folder, how do you add them to the folder? Can’t figure that out either. I know how to create a folder, but I can’t figure out how to add things already bookmarked/tagged to the folder. The tagging allows for quick access when you pull up your library….you can see a tag and be like oh yeah that’s what I want…allows for easy recognition. Check out some things I have placed on my reader that pertain to this class and to why you should use Diigo!
https://diigo.com/0x2f3 Fischbowl is a cool forum developed karlfisch that discusses ways to use technology in higher education….check out these videos he has posted on the Independent project discussing how students would change their school…..really gives us insight as educators on what students want and how they can work with us to facilitate that change….happy students = happy instructors = engagement = increased learning and transfer of knowledge into the world to motivate and influence others http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/ Independent Project
Awesome you tube video for the RSS feed. Explains things in an easy manner that any beginner like myself could understand. After watching that video, I easily subscribed to Google Reader. Apparently, I was subscribed all along but was not using it. Now I am able to use it correctly. Still trying to figure out some kinks…can you not subscribe to Twitter or Facebook and see your newest tweets, posts, etc…in your reader page? That’s where I’m stumped. I want to see all my social media network updates in one area. Is that not possible? I can subscribe to my blog and other blogs and see new comments in one forum but that’s it. So help me Reader super users! Love the ability to create folders. Allows for organization of topics that are meaningful to you.
Great class discussion….love the connections between blogging, RSS feeds, Twitter, etc…it was like a genome map…LOL..not really but made me think of it that way…connections between everything that makes up something…these media networks are all intertwined and can be linked back to one another…like a genetic disorder so to speak. This class is so unique and provides us with the tools to educate with ease. Each week we are provided new resources that may hinder or benefit us. It is up to us to navigate through them and discover the meaning of each. Have bookmarked a few websites mentioned in class by David on my Diigo account. So thank you…keep the suggestions and insight coming!