Diigo<br />A cloud-based information management tool that enables users to collect, highlight, access and share a variety of information, on a variety of devices. <br />
How do you manage the valuable urls that you discover on the Internet?<br />How helpful it would be to see what others have deemed useful rather than searching tirelessly.<br />Would you like to be able to highlight text on web pages to share with others or keep privately for when you return to the site?<br />Would you find it useful to keep notes on a page?<br />Imagine if you could easily bookmark, recall and share valuable websites and passages of text bypersonalised tags?<br />Consider…<br />
Introduce Diigo<br />By the end of the session you will:<br />Have created your own account<br />Bookmarked at least two valuable websites<br />Joined the EDUC9701 Diigo group and possible other groups to expand your professional network.<br />Bookmarked highlighted text and sticky notes for your private use or to share with others in a group or publically.<br />Objectives <br />
Diigo is suitable for all users of the internet.<br />It is especially valuable for directing primary school students (years 3+) to specific websites and keeping groups of students up to date with new resources as they emerge.<br />It is suitable for all areas of learning.<br />Diigo is free and there is an Education option without advertisments.<br />There is a premium version being developed.<br />Suitability<br />
To enjoy the full benefits of Diigo it is highly recommended that you install the toolbar (ie. a browser add-on extension).<br />The toolbar installs in seconds, has no adware or spamware and is fully customisableto save desktop space. It is available for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Flock 0.9, Chrome and other browsers. <br />The Diigotoolbar allows you to:<br />* Bookmark<br /> * Highlight <br /> * Use Sticky notes<br /> * Read-later<br /> * Take Snapshots<br /> * Use a quick access filter<br /> *Customise the way you use it <br />The Toolbar<br />Diigo toolbar does not work with Safari but you can Post to Diigo or use Diigolet.<br />
If you don't like or cannot install the Diigo toolbar you can use Diigolet(a bookmarklet).<br />No Toolbar Option<br />
Go to www.diigo.com<br />Click on Join Diigo<br />Create your account<br />Verify your account via your email<br />Go to the Diigo website and install the toolbar or Diigolet<br />Sign out when you leave a public computer!<br />Register for free<br />
Create your own account at www.diigo.com<br />Verify your account in your email<br />Install Diigolet or the Diigo toolbar on your personal computer<br />Bookmark 2 of your favourite pages e.g. www.cegsa.editme.com.au<br />Join our EDUC9701 group.<br />Tasks<br />
Highlight some text on a page and bookmark it either as a private bookmark for yourself or for our group.<br />Add a sticky note to a page and share this with our group.<br />Tasks (continued)<br />
I have found few limitations in its use.<br />The major barrier would be that the toolbar is unable to be installed in DECS schools due to potential security risks related to the opening of a port.<br />Diigolet is a valuable alternative.<br />Don’t forget to sign-out when closing the browser so that others cannot bookmark web pages on using your account.<br />Diigo can only bookmark public pages not Google docs or papers from academic databases.<br />Challenges and/or Barriers<br />
I believe Diigo is a tool that should be introduced to all students of from year 3 up.<br />This free tool transforms the way webpages are bookmarked, recalled and shared with others.<br />I highly recommend Diigo and can attest that it will change your life for the better!<br />I always look forwards to learning how Diigo has evolved and can’t wait to use it with my iphone and ipad although there will be a cost.<br />Conclusion<br />
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