Saturday, 27 December 2014 by


When I first used Edmodo, it made me think of free access to Blackboard for public schools. Edmodo is a social learning platform for students, teachers and parents. It was originally marketed as Facebook for schools. I always thought of it as much more than that.  Teachers can set up their classrooms, even small groups within the classroom, to facilitate online learning. The best part is that it is secure and the teacher has full control.

Edmodo is a web-based platform that provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices. Edmodo explicitly addresses concern about social networking for students in the following ways:

  • Each edmodo class group is managed and controlled by the teacher
  • Students need an access code to join the class. If a


Friday, 26 December 2014 by

Diigo is a social annotation and networking service and has been around since 2005. The folks at Diigo are constantly working to keep up with the evolution of the internet, making their service continually improving for their users. They are free for beginning users and offer a freemium platform for upgrades. Their service is well worth their low fees and they offer several plans for your specific needs.

Diigo lets you browse the internet with annotation tools. You can add digital highlighters and sticky notes whether on any device and have them always be where you left them when you return! Print to mark-up? No longer necessary. Better recall? Proven! Create reports with your annotations? just a few clicks, and no more copy & paste into Word or email. This is a revolutionary tool for anyone who uses the …