Thursday, September 19, 2013

Flat Classroom, Diigo and the start of a new year

Just getting into the swing of a new year. Made my first trip to ISTE and the state of Texas this summer. Quite an experience. Felt like attending once was a practice run just to figure it all out. Looking forward to my next visit. Joined a group called Flat Classrooms this year. Our tech person sent it out to interested parties. Looks like a great way to collaborate with students from around the globe. Very small fee to do this.

Decided to use Diigo with my 7th and 8th grade classes this year. Very happy to see that there was not an age restriction. Students are in a group I created. Great way for them to understand tagging, filtering, and sharing resources. Parents seem to be very excited that I am showing this tool. This video helped people to understand what it is.

I am sure that new tools and experience are waiting just around the corner.