I have some reluctant learners, and I've spent much of the year helping them evolve into results-only learners. Since we read all of the time in my language arts class, I'm constantly looking for ways to inspire the reluctant students to read and write.
Technology is always useful in this area. Recently, I discovered the power of Diigo for educators. I created some class groups, and soon my students were surfing the Internet for articles of interest, bookmarking them on our class Diigo group and annotating the sites for their peers.
This video demonstrates how to get students started on Diigo. Stay tuned for more on this powerful social media tool and how it's helping me engage reluctant learners.