I have been meaning to write a post about Diigo for a while. I have used a number of social bookmarking sites. I use Diigo and Delicious all the time and have also used Google bookmarks and to a lesser degree StumbleUpon and tried Furl for a while.
Delicious and Diigo are the two I used almost every day. I have linked Diigo to Delicious and so whenever I save something in Diigo it automatically goes into my Delicious account as well. I started using Delicious long before Diigo and so I had a lot of links and have also built up my network of other Delicious users. Delicious is very simple to use and get started. A lot of people have begun to use Delicious and I like to see what other people are bookmarking and to search via group keywords.
So why do I use Diigo? (more…)
This video has the title “New Media Literacies” It has various people talking about the “new” literacies. What these are and why and how such literacies are important to people today.
Members of the research team at Project New Media Literacies discuss the social skills and cultural competencies needed to fully engage with today’s participatory culture. Featuring Henry Jenkins.
One of the comments left about this video was:
These people are talking about literacy, but they use words that do not exist. Here’s some questions I wanted answered about New Media Literacies:
- Is it important?
- Is it appropriate?
- Will it change anything?
- Is it worth action?
What I would like to do is ask these questions to our students, after they had watched the video. I am sure they would all have a lot of good answers to these questions