Friday, July 18, 2014

Diigo

Diigo is a mutli-tool for knowledge management on-line.  Diigo allow you to bookmark and organize websites, images and notes which you can then share with others.  Students and Teachers can create group pages to collaborate. Here is an overview:


Learn even more here.

Create an account on www.diigo.com - you can create one with your Google ID if you prefer.
Then upgrade your to a free educator account at https://www.diigo.com/teacher_entry/educationupgrades

Then go to my page at www.diigo.com/user/doughmanr and follow me.  I will invite all that follow me to join a class and we will investigate the group features.

Next, log into chrome browser and search the store for the Diigo Web App and the Diigo Web Collector browser extension.  Install each.  Use the Web Collector extension to bookmark some sites.

We will build from there.

Enjoy!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Google Document

Now lets compare a Google Document to the Office 365 document.  The tasks will be similar, but the objective is to get a quick comparison between the two platforms.
This document is available for editing by anyone with the link:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FlqP77f9pvI1lhkByNJl3od6_49K_3y68JCowch35WA/edit?usp=sharing

I need your email address in order to give you direct access.  I updated the Google form "Enter Blog URL Here" to include a field for your email.

Once I give you permission - the document will appear in your Google Drive (drive.google.com).  Open the document and edit away.

Hopefully this will start a conversation (comment below and on the document) about the pros and cons of each.

Enjoy!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Office 365

Lets learn more about office 365 through a bit of a scavenger hunt.

Open this Public View Only Document. It is an online Word Document that you will first view, then be able to open another link that allows you to edit and comment on the document.
When you have completed those tasks, return to this post for directions to open a document that shared to the test student accounts. The accounts are accessed through mail.mycomets.org and the usernames are studentXt@mycomets.org (X is any number from 1 to 25) and the password in Mason123. Access an account and open the link contained in the email from the Administrator that says he has shared a document with you.  Follow the directions on that document.
Enjoy!