Has anyone here checked out the Diigo Educator Accounts? Here's the URL to more info & the link to apply:

http://www.diigo.com/education

Here are some points taken from their features & faq pages:

--These are special premium accounts provided specifically to K-12 & higher-ed educators. Once your Diigo Educator application is approved, your account will be upgraded to have these additional features:

--You can create student accounts for an entire class with just a few clicks (and student email addresses are optional for account creation).

--Students of the same class are automatically set up as a Diigo group so they can start using all the benefits that a Diigo group provides, such as group bookmarks and annotations, and group forums.

--Privacy settings of student accounts are pre-set so that only teachers and classmates can communicate with them.

--Ads presented to student account users are limited to education-related sponsors.

--Diigo is much more than a simple web annotation or social bookmarking service -- it is a new kind of online research and collaborative research tool that integrates tags and folders, highlighting and clipping, sticky notes, and group-based collaboration, enabling a whole new process of online knowledge management, learning, and teaching in the information age.

I have got an approved Educator account now, and am looking at it. I'm excited about the fact that they actually are allowing under-13s! I'm not entirely how useful this platform will be, though.

I switched from Delicious to Diigo for bookmarking a few days ago. I love it so far ... and the really nice thing is that you can set your account up to automatically copy any new bookmarks you save to Delicious as well, so there is peace of mind in that! :)

-Yvonne

Tags: collaboration, delicious, diigo, social bookmarking, socialbookmarking

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