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With the advent of more visual social bookmarking/curation tools, what are the pros and cons of using Diigo/Delicious vs ScoopIt/Pinterest with students?
I am a visual learner who has been using Delicious and then Diigo for years. They are great tools, but ever since ScoopIt hit the scene and now Pinterest, I am changing my mind. What do others think regarding using these tools with students?
I am leaning toward Pinterest because it looks 'cleaner' to me than ScoopIt. The interface is very easy as is the ability to organize content. I also like having choice regarding what image represents the content making it more personal than a simple tag. Question, does ScoopIt allow for more than one ScoopIt page to be displayed at a time like Pinterest does? I am beginning to see more and more educators using ScoopIt and Pinterest for themselves. I would like to see more examples of using them with students. Lots of potential, here. Thoughts?
OK - I never have been a follower of fashion so in spite of the fact that millions seem to be flocking to Pinterest I still like Evernote / Diigo because I can find things again! A Pinterest board with too many pins? No hope of finding a particular site.
Personally I think ScoopIt looks way more professional than Pinterest. ScoopIt on the other hand is too expensive once beyond the free (and quite limited) version and Pinterest is free.
I find the posts I have read re Pinterest / copyright alarming.
I remain unconvinced!