Diigo- great way to share web page resources

 How good would it be if you could leave notes for you, your colleagues and students on web pages?

Diigo is a social bookmarking website which allows signed-up users to bookmark and tag web-pages. Additionally, it allows users to highlight any part of a webpage and attach sticky notes to specific highlights or to a whole page. These annotations can be kept private, shared with a group within Diigo or a special link forwarded to someone else. The name “Diigo” is an abbreviation for “Digest of Internet Information, Groups and Other stuff”.

Diigo. (2010, March 2). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 00:06, April 15, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Diigo&oldid=347273951

Diigo keeps all your bookmarks in one place so you will never lose track of your bookmarks again. Since we store your bookmarks online, you can get to them from any computer, whether you’re at home, at work or on the road.

What’s in it for me or my students?

Diigo’s features allow teachers to highlight critical features within text and images and write comments directly on the web pages, to collect and organize series of web pages and web sites into coherent and thematic sets, and to facilitate online conversations within the context of the materials themselves. Source: http://help.diigo.com/teacher-account/faq

The video below explains a little about the features of Diigo

Engage your students

Perhaps this might be a way to engage your students by leaving ‘sticky notes’ on web pages to-

  • Initiate research
  • Commence a group discussion after reading the web content
  • Initiate self- reflection

This is a tool with unlimited uses; you could create a departmental or course account that keeps all of your web learning resources in one place.

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