Hi friends! This blog is for teachers and families- all for the sheer joy of literacy. When we are enthusiastic about reading and writing our students and our own kids become excited to read and write. I hope that we all can be models for those in our care- how did you show your passion for reading, writing, learning, language, or words today?? It's in those small, daily moments that we teach kids to love literacy.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Using Diigo to Bookmark Online

I going to preface this post by saying- I am not much of a techy. It took me more than an hour to get my facebook like box to show up on the margins of this blog (no joke).  

Have you heard of Diigo? This is a website that allows you to add highlights, bookmarks, sticky notes, get quick links- to any webpage online. I plan to use Diigo as a teacher, web browser and blogger, but I can see it being super helpful for any student or classroom teacher. Nowadays, we do SO much reading and learning online. Diigo is a great way to organize information for a research project or to keep all those amazing teaching ideas in close reach (and organized! I love myself some organization!!). We always talk to our kids about active reading- now here's a way to do it online. I love it! What a great resource for our students!! And it's free!

Here's what you can do with Diigo (from their site):
  • private/public bookmarks

  • follow bookmarks from a network of people

  • see popular bookmarks by tags

  • import and export bookmarks

  • automatically post your bookmarks to your blog daily or weekly

  • save bookmarks as private by default (optional)

  • organize your bookmarks as a list and shown as a slide

  • set up groups to pool resources and curate content

  • automatically bookmark your twitter favorites

  • keep a full-text copy of your bookmarks (Premium features)

  • full-text search of your bookmarks (Premium features)

  • save notes and images, in addition to bookmarks

  • use highlights and sticky notes as you read - do not just bookmark

  • capture a portion of the screen and annotate on the screenshot

  • Do you Diigo?

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