Action Plan Ideas

December 5th, 2013

I pass educational resources to teachers on a daily basis. Up to now, I have been emailing teachers links to subject-specific websites, trials for new resources and forwarding articles from a variety of list serves.  One concern is that constantly creating new bookmarks and using email to communicate is subject to hardware malfunction and is typically a one-way communication path.

I would like to use Diigo as a new resource sharing tool. I plan to start with a small group to gauge how well the product works for adding comments, saving screen shots and highlighting text, then move to the creation of a group for each subject area. My long term hope is that other people will contribute and share great resources.


4 Responses to “Action Plan Ideas”

  1. Celeste Kirsh on January 3, 2014 11:07 am

    This is a great way to leverage this tool for articling and archiving useful resources.

    I actually had the crazy thought that it might actually be easier to launch this with your students (or a smaller subset of students) rather than teachers to start. If the student work (and their testimonials) are powerful, it might allow teachers to “buy in”. I’m not sure about you, but I have found my students WAY more willing to just go along with whatever crazy hair-brained scheme I come up up than silly adults, already stuck in their ways 😉

    I’m looking forward to hearing how this evolves for you!

  2. Catherine Mccauley on January 6, 2014 3:16 pm

    Hi Celeste- Good point about working with students. A big part of my job is vetting and passing on links and resources to teachers. You’re right, not everyone is comfortable with new tools. I’m still working to figure out Diigo myself. Sara at the York School uses this tool a lot and has had great success. I’m planning using it for my own use first, then pulling in the people I know will be “ready.” Cheers, Catherine

  3. lisapicerno on January 20, 2014 4:04 am

    Hi Catherine,
    I’m in the same boat as you. Getting staff to “buy in” to something that they are not comfortable with takes time on our part. Let me know if you will be trying it out with your students.
    See you soon

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