Diigo is an integrated suite of Online Research & Collaborative Tools for individuals & groups. Diigo has been widely regarded as one of the best social bookmarking and web annotation services, It’s a new kind of online research and collaborative research tool that integrates tags and folders, highlighting and clipping, sticky notes, and group-based collaboration, and much more, to enable a whole new process of online knowledge management, learning, and teaching in the information age.The new 4.0 version has undergone significant further improvements in both the website and toolbar to make Researching, Sharing, and Collaborating faster, easier, and more effective. We will discuss more on each of the component later on. you can comfortably use it just as a personal tool, or as your needs grow, you can then tap into the social and collaborative aspect of the application.
Diigo has been designed with knowledge workers in mind. We aim to dramatically improve the productivity of knowledge workers in the whole process of researching, sharing and collaborating information. As I go through the demo, you will see how we achieve that.Somewhat to our surprise, many leading educators started to discover Diigo and are embracing it in teaching and are enthusiastically recommending it to other educators. Leading thinkers in the education field are discussing ways of how to leverage the latest technologies and really shape the education for 21st century. Indeed, the need to innovate is more pressing now than ever, and the means for change is also more readily available than ever before. This is an exciting time for innovation in education and learning, and we are glad that we can be part of it.
Diigo is about three things: Research, Share and CollaborateHere is the new Diigo 4.0 -- Notice the three top nav My library, My groups, My network are corresponding to research, share and collaborate respectivelyDiigo is an integrated suite – so it goes much beyond those research-only tools such as onenote or evernote. google notebook. But it is also designed it in such a way that you can comfortably use it just as a personal tool and will not feel burdened by the social and collaborative aspect of the application
Diigo bookmarks – really not your typical old old bookmarks. To set up, you need to have diigo browser add-on installed, on either ff or ie, or you need to get a bookmarklet, which works any browser. A very brief overview: Click this to bookmark a page, I can add tags, which are keywords that can be used to retrieve the bookmark easily. You can add some note. You can choose to make it private. I have set it such that it is private by default. You can also add to a list or to a group. Once saved it, it goes to my library. Of course, since this is on the web, make it accessible anywhere, this is especially if you do work on multiple pc . And we are just getting started. Archive – not only the url is saved, the page is also automatically archived – always there for you forever. If you want to archive pages behind a password, this can also be done by uploading a snapshot when bookmarking – you get both the original page as well as the screenshot. You can take multiple snapshots of the same page at different times – say you maintain a portfolio on yahoo finance, you can take snapshots of that page at the end of each month to build a good portfolio history. With pages archived, I can search my library by the full-text of the pages, in addition to titles, tags and descriptions.Let’s talk about tags – tag makes it easy to organize and retrieve items. Diigo provides very rich tagging functionality . Here you see the recent tags you use. Here are all your tags. Retrieve by tag education, and you see that there are quite a few related tags – you can drill down by just adding related tags, until you find exactly what you want. So it is now widely agreed that if you have a lot of bookmarks as many of us do, tagging is a better way to organize inf than the traditional folders. But we did not give up on the good old folders, we made it better and call it Lists. If you are researching a specific topic, you can organize your bookmarks by lists. With lists, you can easily re-arrange the order, add notes, add divider such as section headings. You can generate report and you can play it as a slides – we call it webslides.So now you see if you consume a lot of inf on the web, Diigo bookmarks make your life so much easier.
There is a really cool new feature in Diigo V4, that is the new snapshot capability to capture and archive entire web pages — even dynamic and password-protected content. Archive – not only the url is saved, the page is also automatically archived – always there for you forever. If you want to archive pages behind a password, this can also be done by uploading a snapshot when bookmarking – you get both the original page as well as the screenshot. You can take multiple snapshots of the same page at different times – say you maintain a portfolio on yahoo finance, you can take snapshots of that page at the end of each month to build a good portfolio history. This is like building a personal wayback machine of important webpages. With pages archived, I can search my library by the full-text of the pages, in addition to titles, tags and descriptions.
As educators, we all know selective highlighting and margin notes are great tools for active reading, and does help with retention. These familiar tools are now made available online and tightly integrated with bookmarking to make them much more powerful. For those who are already familiar with Diigo, you will also notice some UI changes and new features available in V4! So here are you at a page. You can highlight any paragraph like this. You can even highlight a picture. If you want to highlight a lot on a page, you can turn on the highlight pen. Very soon, you should gain the ability to have multiple highlight color. To attach a sticky note to highlight, mouse-over to see the menu . To have a floating sticky note not attached a highlight, simply right-click . Notice that when you add sticky note, you have a choice to make it private, public, group -- we will talk more about this later. Let me talk about a very cool and useful feature called annotated view. Get annotated link, and open by anyone using any browser, see annotationSidebar … You can send links and annotations to other by emails either from my library or the toolbar. How do highlights and sticky notes get collected in my library? Here are they are, nicely organized and displayed.
Let me talk about a very cool and useful feature called annotated view. Get annotated link, and open by anyone using any browser, see annotationTo share these bits of information, you can send multiple clips across multiple pages to others in one batch. Moreover, instead of just links, the recipients will see your highlights and notes nicely extracted as shown in bullet points. They will also see them right on the original pages. Best of all, the recipients don’t even need to install anything.Use “Get Annotated Link” to share your annotated page with anyone!
"My Bookmarks" in previous versions has been renamed to "My Library". This change is to accommodate the growing item collection going beyond just simple bookmarking. Besides bookmarking urls, your highlighted text or pictures are also automatically "clipped" and aggregated, for sharing, editing or easy search and reference later. You can bookmark and “clip” online flash / video. "My Library" is also the central place to manage all your bookmarks, lists and tags at Diigo. V4 also introduces better filters, display modes, and various searchmethods to allow you to gain quicker access to your items. Filters Compact: Sorted by date on the left. Best for Browsing: along with your bookmark title, your snippets of information (highlights, sticky notes, clipped pictures, video, etc) are fully expanded for browsing. Best for Edit and Manage: check boxes to allow batch editing or sharing to group / list. Check out the “More Actions” menu for additional features
Improved search: We know how important it is to let you find exactly what you need easily and quickly. You can now easily switch between several search modes in "My Library": Filter by tags -- this gives you the most specific search results, but also might not find what you are looking for, in case you failed to tag or forgot how you tagged. Search by full-text -- this searches everything in bookmarks, including snapshots, titles, annotations, tags and URLs. Naturally, this search mode gives you a lot more results. In case it gives you too many results to find what you need quickly, you can try the next search mode.Search by titles, tags, annotations, and URL -- this basically searches everything in bookmarks, except snapshots themselves. Advanced search - for power users out there, you can of course directly head towards the "advanced search" options.
You could stop here and you will find that Diigo makes your web research much more productive. For team or collaborative learning, let's move on and see how Diigo makes sharing and collaborating on information so much easier. Diigo Groups are great for group knowledge repository. In particular, for education applications, Diigo Groups are perfect for collaborative reading & research!
Diigo Groups UI has been completely revamped to allow increasing capability for knowledge repositories and collaborationUnified view — forum discussions and bookmarks are no longer separated to encourage more interaction. For those who prefer a separated view, filters are handy. Share your snapshots: now, when you share a bookmark to a group, the group also gains your archive of that bookmark.
Lastly, Share Diigo V4 provides multiple ways to share information easily and facilitate conversations around contentnetworked sharing & learning Building learning communities Building PLN
Follow, or be followed, to help you connect with people who share specific interestsIn My network area, you can build different "personal learning networks", consisting of a stream of bookmarks and annotations from people that you choose, with ways of creating conversations
In My network area, you can build different "personal learning networks", consisting of a stream of bookmarks and annotations from people that you choose, with ways of creating conversations
IntroducingA Power Tool for Research & Knowledge-Sharing
“Digest of Internet Information, Groups, & Other Stuff”
“Diigo expands my learning circle, enabling me to convert social connections into learning opportunities…”
Diigo fosters discussion and encourages active, critical reading ... the most efficient way I have discovered to share content and commentary…”
“Diigo turns reading and research into a social activity. Conversations emerge right on the page and spill over into the classroom. Students love it. They not only engage with the material, they engage with each other…“
Snapshot on demand ~ Archive selective pages forever & make them searchable
Archive multiple versions of the same URL ~ snapshots, of moments in time
Snapshot available in both webpage (html) & screenshot (picture) formats
Highlights & Sticky Notes ~ Indispensable for active reading and better retention V4: improved annotations features and UI
More annotation features… Improved “view annotation” filter to filter out public sticky notes (page-specific!)
Use “Get Annotated Link” to share your annotated page with anyone!
My Library V4.0 ~ New UI & features “My Bookmarks” renamed “My Library”~ to accommodate growing “items” collection, going beyond just simple bookmarking Better filters, display modes, & various search methods~ to gain quicker access to your items
“Digest of Internet Information, Groups, & Other Stuff” A new kind of online research and collaborative research tool that integrates tags and folders, highlighting and clipping, sticky notes, group-based collaboration, and much more, to enable a whole new process of online knowledge management, learning, and teaching in the information age.
Diigo in Education Resources Diigo Education Account, Phase I: http://blog.diigo.com/2008/09/19/announcing-diigo-educator-accounts/ Diigo Help / Tutorials: http://help.diigo.com/ Diigo ~ 21st Century Tool for Research, Reading and Collaboration http://tinyurl.com/93u5be by Peggy Steffens Diigo the Web for Education - From TeleGatherer to TelePlanter with Diigohttp://tinyurl.com/9efcpt by Miguel Guhlin Why Diigo ~ Social Bookmarking 101: Making the Web Work for You http://tinyurl.com/9j7ohs by Emily Barney Overview PPT ~ “Dig Deeper with Diigo” by Jennifer Dorman http://jdorman.wikispaces.com/diigo “Social bookmarking and Social Anntoations Overview” by Bill @ Digitally Speaking http://digitallyspeaking.pbworks.com/Social-Bookmarking-and-Annotating "Truly a unique and transformative tool ~ Diigo has the potential to change the ways in which we mentor all our students" ~ Barbara Lindsey http://www.worldatways.com/2008/11/16/diigo/