How-to video: How to use Diigo to give virtual feedback on students
Brief synopsis: The social bookmarking tool, Diigo, is far more than a simple way to bookmark and categorize your web sites. Not only can you create an expansive digital library with Diigo, you can also locate, bookmark and annotate student discussions, creating virtual feedback.
Benefits: Using Diigo, a teacher can provide feedback to students working in an online forum, such as Google groups. The teacher can give feedback on the comments and tag each comment by a student's name or by a Diigo groups name the teacher creates. If students are working on a group project, they can search Diigo for the group tag the teacher creates, and all students in the group will be able to see the teacher's feedback. This can be very productive and a great time saver.
Drawbacks: Some school district firewalls block Diigo, because it is a form of social media.
Conclusion: The how-to video above, produced by John Travers, demonstrates how to use the social bookmarking site, Diigo, for student comments and teacher feedback.