Diigo Basics Diigo’s opening page looks like this:
Join DiigoFill out your account information. Hit Continue.After you have an account, you can click on the Free Education Edition Upgrade.
After you hit Continue, this is the screen you will get asking you to confirm your account viayour email.
Educator UpgradeIt will ask you to sign in with the account information you created.
Advantages of Educator AccountDiigo is a great enabler for active reading, project-basedlearning, and better collaboration, particularly with respect to:• how students and teachers acquire, research and organize information• how students can engage in active and critical reading online• how teachers and students can engage each other collaboratively in reading, researching, interpreting, and critiquing information• how students can work effectively as a team, in project- based learning, that requires the team to acquire, analyze and synthesize information from a variety of resources
Download the ToolbarStep 1 is to get the toolbar on your computer.
To do this later, or on another computer, go to TOOLS / Diigo Toolbar.
Once the toolbar is installed a blue Box with a “d” will appear & stay on your computer.(Note: it may also appear inside the “Other Bookmarks” toolbar across the top.)
Create GroupsClick on the “My Groups” tab at the top of the page. Then click “Create a newgroup” button on the right.
Fill out the form and click “Create my group” at the bottom when you are done.
Create ListsClick on the “Diigo” drop down bar in the Diigo toolbar. Go to the “My Lists” sidebar, andclick “Create a List..”
After clicking on “Create a list,” you will get this window. Title your list and thenclick “OK.”
As you get entries collected, the option to create Lists will also appear in My Library.
Search Sites/Explore Diigo SitesHit the community tab to view trending bookmarks--educational if you downloadedthe Free Education Edition Upgrade
Explore Diigo GroupsYou can also look for Groups of interest on the MY Groups tab. Click on the “MyGroups” tab at the top of the page.
Bookmark SitesOnce you find a site you want to bookmark, click on the Diigo icon and a Toolbar looking likethis will appear.
On that Webpage, you can Hilight text or fotos, add sticky notes and move themaround on the page. And then you can bookmark the page for your and other folks’reference! Once you have successfully bookmarked the page, red coloring will appear in your Bookmark.
When you bookmark, add details so that you and others can find this site again. Includea description and key “search” words called “tags”.
Put in Groups / ListsAdd to a “List” which you can later “bookmark” to one of your Groups.Or Share with a Group directly for their instant access.
ListsIn a List, Any Bookmark or Heading can be moved: Up, Down, Top, Bottom Section Headings Section Headings
Invite MembersEnter the email addresses of those who you want to invite into your group. You maytype a message to go along with it. Only put a space between each email. Click“Invite” when you are done.
Share Individual BookmarksFrom the “Share” drop-down options, select “Get Annotated Link” andcopy/paste the URL provided.
Use Diigo for sharing sites of/for: Explanation Practice Resources Tutoring Extra info Original Sources Personal interest Discussions Compiled sites (like a webquest) Sites to analyze (alone or collaboratively)
Students Use Diigo for: Research (even record MLA formatting in Description box) Collaboration: Group project research/resources—espec. hilights, stickynotes Finding practices/tutoring/help Critical reading Independent learning Practicing tagging