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Diigo is an awesome tool to use in the classroom. Teachers across the globe have used the social bookmarking tool to motivate and engage students in collaborative learning projects. This section will give you the opportunity to explore numerous lesson ideas on how to incorporate Diigo into your subject area. Diigo will help students develop and improve skills in communication, organization, and classification. Feel free to use these resources. We are sure it will make teaching easier and more exciting, while enhancing student academic performance.
Lesson Plan for 4th and 5th graders:
In this lesson students will work together in small groups making a profile page on Diigo. Students will introduce the group members, tell their hobbies and interests, and include pictures and graphics.
In this lesson students will work together in groups to learn information about their topics and they will use Diigo to bookmark things and give a report.
Grades 3-5, World History, Science
In this lesson students will journey back to ancient times to uncover the meaning and messages found in Egypt’s pyramids. For optimal engagement, students will be required to use Diigo to bookmark specific web pages so that students can access relevant online materials directly
In this lesson students will use Diigo to look at three different websites, each containing a different poem. On each site students will highlight and explain a different piece of information from the poem. Students will synthesize three different explanations about the poem and post their explanation on the forum on the Diigo group’s homepage.
Description: Students will use Diigo to discover the many different possibilities of the website while working in groups.
Objective: Students will work in groups to finish a project and present their findings about Diigo to their class.
Description: By using Diigo students can easily bookmark, and keep track of different websites that will help them prepare for the science fair.
Objective: Students will use Diigo as a research tool that they will use in completing their assigned science fair project.
Science (4th-5th Grade)
Description: Students will work together in groups to learn information about inventions/inventors. Diigo will be used to organize and share their information with classmates.
Description: Many times students in high school must do a research paper on some topic given to them. With Diigo's abilities to bookmark many websites, as well as chat with other students it make for a open creative environment to do research.
Objective: Students will use Diigo to bookmark, tag, or chat with students when doing research on the topic or subject that they were given in their class. (refer to Diigo Research (DOC)
Description: For freshman biology the main topic many teachers cover involve bugs. So students will use Diigo to research the different types or classes of insects that they will be discussing in their class.
Objective: Students will use Diigo to research the certain bugs they need to know, and then they will create a presentation for one bug to present to the entire class.
Description: When students come to college many of them participate in research for a science class at some point in time. Diigo can be used for research groups to document website that they have found helpful in the project they are given.
Objective: Students will use Diigo to document the different website they found helpful, and communicate with other students that have done similar work through diigo as well.
Description: Using Diigo to bookmark websites would be extremely helpful to art students who look up other artists to see their work.
Objective: Students in art history will use Diigo to document the websites that pertained to the artist they were assigned to research throughout the semester.