This is a quote from the article that gives a nut graph on what social bookmarking is. The article also gives a history of social bookmarking. It began ten years ago with the site delicious.
The article has charts and bullets to lay out clearly the features of the site. One chart compares Diigo to Delicious. Diigo wins out for usefullness because there is the ability to annotate text.
Many of these features are perfect for online collaboration with students on a research project. They are also wonderful features for the individual researcher which allows for a thorough documentation of the research process.
I plan on using Diigo in the future. I will also refer to this article as it provides the features as well as useful tutorials with graphics that show you how to go about navigating the site.
This is me at my computerThis is some info about meAnd this is my name
Digo in the classroom
Student collaboration in the digital age
Classroom Collaboration Using Social Bookmarking Service Diigoby Michael Ruffini - associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
This presentation will: Introduce you to social bookmarking Guide you through some of the features of Diigo Provide a response to the article Credits and links And a bit about the author
"The proliferation of Web 2.0 tools has inspiredthe development of a number of applicationsdesigned to enhance collaborative work. Notableamong these are social bookmarking systems. Froma social network platform, they serve as anorganizational tool to collect and organize a varietyof web resources (hyperlinks, documents, podcasts,video files, graphics, etc.)."
This article provides an overview of the various features of Diigo and how it can be used to collaborate in the classroom. It also provides lots of helpful links, extra reading and tutorials to use the site.
Allow users to: Highlight text and pictures in a variety of colors and add sticky notes to a bookmarked page Bookmark important websites at school or home Categorize websites with titles, notes, keyword tags, lists, and groups capture and save an image View any annotations made by other Save relevant websites to Diigo student accounts Comment on other students’ bookmarks
Features that make Diigo great for the classroom: Research, collect, and organize bookmarks, highlights, notes, screenshots, pictures, etc. Gain access anywhere and share with the most popular browsers Get app applications for Android, iPhone, and iPad Collaborate with students, teachers, and groups
Allows teachers to:• Highlight important information within text and images•Makes it possible to write comments directly onweb pages•Helps organize thematically linked web pages andwebsites• Supports collaboration and resource sharing• Facilitates online discussion
This article provided useful tools to think aboutusing in the class.It also provided helpful images from the website tonavigate a Diigo site.The article also provides resources for furtherreading and lots of useful links
http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quart erly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum/Clas sroomCollaborationUsingSoc/236685 Ruffini, M. A. (2011, Volume 34). Educause Quarterly.
Anna Ferdinand is an MIT student, journalist, sub para-educator, mother of two, writer, runner etc.