Saturday, April 11, 2009


Diigo allows you to bookmark, highlight, tag, and use sticky notes as you read.

Check this Screencast out feature Diigo and Screen-o-matic! Fantastic.

Google Reader

As I was updating the Interesting Websites section on my blog, I came across Durff's shared items on Google Reader. This is a very interesting list of tools that are being used in schools around the world. Are the terms below familiar to you????? Check them out!

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Friday, April 10, 2009

ISTE | Digital Stories

 I was reading about the digital stories contest and wanted to share this on my blog. I have been wanting to try out diigo and see how I can highlight information then send it to my blog.

Diigo is pretty easy and a very handy tool. No more going back and forth. I can now read an article, highlight what I want to share, add my comments, then post to my blog, or send this in an email. This will make things a lot easier especially when I am reading articles and finding information to share with my students and friends.
Enjoy and check out diigo.....
  • tags: iste, Necc

    • ISTE's Digital Stories Contest
    • NECC 2010 in Denver!
    • To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we’re inviting educators to submit videos that tell stories of student/educational transformation using technology. All videos will be featured on ISTE’s new video portal,, and will be entered into monthly drawings for fabulous prizes such as mini notebooks, ipods, flip cameras, and ISTE books. 

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


What in the world is the encyclopedia called Wikipedia all about?????????

Wikipedia can be defined as a multilingual, web-based, free-content encyclopedia project.

What does that mean?

    Well, to start off with, Wiki means "a collection of web pages designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content, using a simplified markup language (

    A wiki  is a webpage with layers or tabs. There are four tabs called article, discussion, view source, and history.

The article page is where the contributor submits the article. The discussion page is the talk page where discussions take place between the contributors of the article page. The view source page is the protection page for the articles. The history page shows the revision history.

    This makes the Wikipedia Encyclopedia unique in that it allows anyone to contribute information. Yes, this means anyone in the World that has Internet access can contribute.

    According to Wikipedia, this encyclopedia is "written collaboratively by volunteers from all around the world; anyone can edit it. Since its creation in 2001, Wikipedia has grown rapidly into one of the largest reference Web sites,  attracting at least 684 million visitors yearly by 2008. There are more than 75,000 active contributors working on more than 10,000,000 articles in more than 260 languages. As of today, there are 2,820,558 articles in English."     

    The important part of contributing is that the contributor needs to follow the five pillars of character which are:

        Wikipedia is an encyclopedia,

        Wikipedia must has a neutral point of view,

        Wikipedia is free content,

        Wikipedia has a code of conduct, and

        Wikipedia does not have firm rules.