Bookmarking and Beyond - ISTE 2012


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Super charge your social bookmarking and PLN building. Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher, teacher, blogger, co-founder Flat Classroom), Maggie Tsai (co-founder Diigo), and Suzie Nestico (award winning Pennsylvania public school teacher) presented this session face to face and virtually at ISTE 2012 in San Diego.

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  • Vicki – you need to do this one. I think you have it started on outline in Gdoc. (Suzie) The QR code on this slide is to the Today’s Meet room. Also need somewhere on a slide the link to Today’s Meet which is everyone in the room create a Diigo account
  • Do we need to use this slide as part of the introduction instructions slide? (Suzie)To get started, you need to have diigo browser add-on installed, on either ff / IE/ Chrome, or you need to get a bookmarklet, which works any browser. Remind folks if they need help, there are “helpers” around the room ready to assist – tell them to raise their hands.I’ll leave this in if we want to use it, but perhaps the previous slide will be enough.
  • This poll I think important… although we have to watch the time polling takes. (Suzie)
  • This poll I think important… although we have to watch the time polling takes. (Suzie)
  • Diigo stands for “Digest of Internet Information, Groups, & Other Stuff.” ~Diigois an integrated suite of Online Research & Collaborative Tools for individuals & groups. It has been widely regarded as one of the best social bookmarking and web annotation services ~ designed for knowledge workers, and ideally suited for 21st century learning.
  • Let’s take a look at a basic, yet succinct overview of what social bookmarking looks like in action.
  • Also think this poll very important AND obviously it can guide us through in how much we focus on advanced versus the basics. (Suzie)
  • Let’s start from the very basics: We all know what bookmarks are. How social can a bookmark be? Let’s think of it first, then get back to the social part later.
  • Can bookmarks make you more productive?
  • My bookmarks are my digital memory.
  • From Links to LibraryBookmarks are great, big deal, I’ll save my bookmarks in my browser. So, problem solved …? or is it?
  • Hyperlinks are pieces of information, we need context. What was important about the link? What we need is a library that has information about the data we collecting.
  • Diigo integrates together some fairly familiar tools, and more to make your online research effort easy, and addresses issues we just mentioned and a lot more. As you will see, Diigo is quite a powerful tool that can revolutionize how you research, archive, share and collaborate web info!
  • Diigo is also a knowledge-sharing community ~ perfect for collaboration, easy sharing and discovery.
  • Diigo bookmarks ~ not your good old bookmarks When you find some interesting webpage that you’d like to bookmark a page to diigo, just click “Bookmark”. You can organize by tags, which make things easy to find. You can also check off “read later” Or, Choose to upload and archive an entire webpages forever through the “upload cache” feature, so you will never have to worry about things you found no longer being there! For delicious users, Diigo also allows you to simultaneously post to your delicious account, so it’s a great back-up system! You can also add to a list or to a group. Later on Vicki and Suzie can show you how those work. Once saved, it goes to my library. Of course, since it’s on the cloud, you can accessible anywhere, this is especially if you do work on multiple pc or want to access your data through Android phone, iphone or iPad.
  • Using Diigo I’ve created both a complete archive and a “best of” list on any topic I choose. Can your bookmarks do that?
  • Diigo allows you to add digital highlights and interactive sticky notes on any webpages These are indispensable for active reading and better retention
  • Diigo’s “Capture” feature on FF/IE toolbar (or Awesome Screenshot extension on Chrome). Very useful for capturing and annotating a screenshot.
  • With one-click, you can even share your annotated webpages to Twitter, Facebook, forward by Email, etc. When they click those links, they will see a webpage complete with your annotations right on top of it (and they don’t even need to install any special software to see it!)
  • Diigo’s research tools make archiving a breeze, so you will build a much more complete and useful reference system. ~ an online database that you can search and share with ease.Takeaways…
  • Introduce myself, experience & brief background.Let’s take a look now at why social bookmarking becomes SO powerful for us as teachers and then, too, for our students. Research has shown that higher level of retention occurs when work is shared and commented upon by others – whether they are experts or not. Critical feedback and reflective peer practices help students learn, sometimes even more than just from the teacher. Let’s start, though, by looking at how social bookmarking helps us, as educators, build our own PLN.
  • Oh great… now teachers and/or students can bookmark to the cloud and access that information from any device. Right?Yay! A cool new tool. However. This tool goes much deeper and can drive learning and understanding to a different place. This is not about the tool – this about the learning it is capable of facilitating.We all know that two heads are better than one… imagine what happens when there are multiples.Let’s take a look at what happens, though, when online text becomes truly interactive in a shared, social fashion.Bookmarking groups create the ability for students to see, share, annotate, etc. as a group. Students and teachers can create can create bookmarking groups to share resources – especially beneficial for Project-Based Learning.
  • Let’s take a look at the groups feature in Diigo. Please go to your “My profile page”
  • These next few slides can likely be hidden iF we live demo from the last screen (Suzie)Ever need a lesson plan or resource, fast? Searching within a group like this, with a standard tagging dictionary can be much quicker than starting a general web search.Let’s join this group…
  • Ask audience to join educators group here? DEMO - If we for live to the page (link on the slide) they can watch how we are approving, etc.
  • Explain netiquette and why this is important. We teach our students this, too.
  • Here you can see the group’s bookmarks, their tags and annotations.
  • Nearly all of our states have adopted the CCSS full-steam ahead and it is coming faster than we know. Given the need for an increase in literacy skills, CCSS call upon us to teach research, reading and writing as we never have before. Doing so collaboratively through the use of online social tools allows students to consider multiple perspectives and understandings on which to formulate fact, opinion and a deeper understanding of what they are reading and researching.So, let’s shift gears a bit from our own learning to how we use social bookmarking to facilitate learning for our students.
  • CCSS in the English Language Arts asks to students to write and create more and more based on informational text references. They are asked to synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • When looking at research and tools like Diigo, the focus regarding Common Core is the ability to utilize informational text, write from a variety of sources, and build academic vocabulary. Let’s take a look at how social bookmarking and Diigo facilitate these
  • Vic – Move this section up right before slide 33, no? yours is general pedagogical and then mine follows with real classroom examples of the end results.
  • Remember we looked at this to garner an idea of where and how this all fits in with common core.
  • Before we can look at the heart of classroom examples of this, we need to understand tagging. One of the most crucial aspects of learning, using and teaching with Diigo is to understanding and effectively using tags.A tag is a subject or category of how we classify things on the internet. In our classroom, we often call it “Don’t forget to tag your folks”. This is a step most people usually want to skip over without thinking about the long term benefits.Taxonomy – makes your life easier as a teacher – assignment tags, makes grading quickest when searching for multiple online productsFolksonomy – Categorical – makes search within database easier by topic.
  • Examples – explain briefly
  • Refer back to when we joined a group. Crucial - Explain steps to bookmarking a resource, sharing it with the group and how when you have a group you can crate standard tags to avoid misspellings, alternate meanings of tags, etc.
  • Taking a look at ELA Common Core Standards. Reading Informational Text for 11th grade, standard 1 asking students to be able to cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text actually says.Citation comes through research and students need better skills to research and learn from each other. More skills and techniques are gleaned from doing reading activities socially, online. Often, we are asking students to write without enough focus on how to read and research.Credit - Mastery Connect Mobile App
  • Example from 21C Global Studies Class Blog and
  • Examining Informational text online. Here you can see students reading and commenting upon a piece of text.
  • Build academic vocabulary - Literacy, interactive class reading, reading for understanding. When historical concepts are difficult to read and understand, social bookmarking allows teachers to help students break-down more complex text and ideas and allows pieces of informational text to become highly interactive.
  • Another reason tagging is important… can search for student assignment by tag. If I search within Diigo for the school tag, MCAHS
  • Remember those taxonomy tags?By searching school tag “mcahs” Now, you can also search for grade level, assignment tags, etc.
  • Principles of Democracy Class Groups – created by students researching same topics for the creation of like political Interest Groups. In this case, students created their groups and requested to join each others. In the Diigo Teacher Console, groups may be created by the teacher and students can be imported to the group via .csv upload (Do I need a slide showing this?)Research is conducted through Diigo and the research results in collaboratively built wikipages such as…
  • Ultimately, the research becomes social as student groups are not assigned… they are formulated around like topics and tags – which is the key to making this all work correctly.
  • The research turns into collaborative writing. Explain this wiki page was written by students in 12 different schools, spanning 6 states and approximately 10 countries including USA, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Australia, UK
  • Evidenced by the various students who’ve contributed to writing the page… from different schools, states and countriesHere you can see all of the contributions to the first section of this webpage
  • Example of EOY student portfolios (LiveBinder or Weebly site) where they reflect on applications and tools, as well as course content. Briefly explain this is one of the tools the students take to the most AND they know they will continue using it in the future.
  • One way we can organize resources for student reading is by creating & using Diigo lists organized by content-specific topic areas. The list can be assigned as homework reading and then the lists can be played as webslides the following day in class to more clearly present the information & review each piece of reading. Ultimately, webslides can be a powerful, interactive sort of PPT as students can interact with the text, summarizing and annotating each piece of reading. Rather than a teacher-driven PPT, the webslides provide a venue for student-centered learning as each contributes their understandings and thoughts to a piece of text.
  • When I wanted to convince administration to start unblocking sites, I sent them this list instead of a whole list of links.
  • You can play a list as webslides – and also send just one hyperlink to a list of resources.Audience question – how many of you have ever tried to access a valuable, resourceful website at school that was blocked? Ask for show of hands – or ask them to stand up. Yes, me too. I fought a long, hard, but victorious battle because I Was able to organize my resources, highlight and annotate them, and save administration a lot of time in doing their own research to prove my point.Now? Everything in my classroom is an open tech environment… the students are even tweeting
  • IF webslides feature can work, I can live demo it here…Explain how using lists to assign homework readings, etc. can be played back the next day for review in class. Transparency, student accountability, etc.I will mention, but not show that this can be embedded into a blog as well
  • (From Suzie) Maggie – I think we can cut A LOT here… think we can narrow this down to just 3-4 slides that explain there are differences in accounts for schools concerned about privacy, safety, etc.Slides 69 – 76, I would take out and put into a separate PPT, upload it to slideshare and put the hyperlink to the slideshare for further instructions on slide 68. We can create and add it to a Diigo list at the end where people can go to one place for a list of added resources.
  • Omit the next few and refer to the slideshare I put in the Diigo list? (Suzie)
  • I put this in Diigo list I created at the end of presentation and omit slide? (Suzie) – Just mention we have takeaway resources at end of presentation.
  • Maggie – will you talk about Diigo web browser?
  • Maggie
  • Maggie
  • (Q for Vicki) – Do we have time to go over these? (Maggie)===================Diigo provides you with tools on all major desktop browsers, iPad, Android and iPhone to help you to collect and access information.
  • Combine slides 101 & 102 – put pics side by side and talk about each browser, briefly, at once. (Suzie)
  • See notes on above slide (Suzie)
  • This section HAS to be time-permitting only, no? (Suzie)Make sure you note this is advanced.
  • I’m adding each of these to the Diigo List on the following slide (Suzie)
  • Bookmarking and Beyond - ISTE 2012

    1. 1.  Sign-up Install browser toolbar or Diigolet Diigo FF / IE Toolbar Diigo Chrome Extension
    2. 2. Bookmarking…~ Maggie Tsai, Co-founder ISTE 2012 Credit: adapted from “Turning Links into a Library with Diigo” by Keith Crawford
    3. 3. Digest ofInternetInformation,Groups, &Other Stuff
    4. 4. Social BookmarkingBookmarks Social? Source: Social Bookmarking: Making the Web Work for You by Emily Barney
    5. 5. Can Bookmarks Make You More Productive? Image credit: Image credit Image credit
    6. 6. My Bookmarks = My Digital Memory Unclutter your mind! Image credit:
    7. 7. From Links to LibraryBookmarks are great, big deal! ~ saved in my browser. Problem Solved…?
    8. 8. Or, Is It?Your Browser BUT…Bookmarks• Save a link in your computer • Can you annotate a link?• Place in a folder • How about highlighting a portion of a page? • Does it take a snapshot of the page? • Will it create lists? Generate reports? • How effectively can you search your bookmarks? share your bookmarks and annotations? • What if you need to access them anywhere, anytime? Image credit:
    9. 9. Need Context & Highlights! • Need CONTEXT! – What„s important about the link? How to find it again? • Need Highlight! – What„s important in the link? Your thoughts as you read the page? • We need a “Personal Digital Library”
    10. 10. Research, Share, Collaborate
    11. 11. Source: “social bookmarking using diigo”
    12. 12. Develop your Personal Learning Network forsharing & discovering Source: “social bookmarking using diigo”
    13. 13. Online bookmark:• Organize by tags or lists• Access from anywhere, anytime!• Tagging• Privacy• Share to a List/Group• Twitterthis• Read Later• Upload cache
    14. 14. Takeaways• Bookmarking helps, simple bookmarking is not enough• Enhanced bookmarking is a powerful memory enhancer; Social bookmarking can create your PLN• With Diigo, you can create an amazing digital library and PLN with ease
    15. 15. Teacher BookmarkingGroups ~ Suzie Nestico, Social Studies TeacherFlat Classroom Project Manager ISTE 2012
    16. 16. Let’s join the EducatorsGroup
    17. 17. You should see a screen like this
    18. 18. Pedagogical Uses of SocialBookmarking in theClassroom~ Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher ISTE 2012
    19. 19. The Collaborative Writing Cloud 9 See Collaborative Writing in the Cloud December 2012 Cloud By Vicki Davis Syncing Wikis Blogs Cartooning Graphic ePaper Organizers Collaborative Collaborative Social Writing Apps Notebooks Bookmarking
    20. 20. Common Core Writing Standards Summarized • W.x.1 Write arguments Text types and • W.x.2 Write informative/ explanatory texts. purposes • W.x.3 Write narratives Production and • W.x.4 Production and distribution Distribution of • W.x.5 Develop and strengthen writing Writing • W.x.6 Use technology Research to • W.x.7 Conduct research projects build and • W.x.8 Gather relevant information present knowledge • W.x.9 Draw evidence • W.x.10 Write over varied time frames for a variety Range of Writing of tasks, purposes and audiencesCollaborative Writing in the December 2012By Vicki Davis
    21. 21. Relationship to Common Core Decide your text type & purpose, Plan determine timeframe, production & distribution method Set Up Reality check to select tool and set up. W.x.7 Conduct research projects Research & W.x.8 Gather relevant information Draft W.x.9 Draw evidence Content Editing See content editing cycle. Assessment Summative & formative throughout. Legacy W.x.10 Write over varied time frames for a variety of tasks, Kaizen purposes and audiencesCollaborative Writing in theCloud December 2012By Vicki Davis
    22. 22. W.x.7 Conduct research projects Revision W.x.8 Gather relevant information W.x.9 Draw evidence Citation and Discussions & Permission Feedback Content Editing Cycle W.x.4 Production and distributionCollaborative Writing in the W.x.5 Develop andCloud December 2012 strengthen writingBy Vicki Davis W.x.6 Use technology Monitoring & Troubleshooting Engagement
    23. 23. Planning a sample Project W.x.2 Write informative/ explanatoryPlan texts with other classrooms.Set Up Wiki.Research & Diigo GroupDraft Standard TagsContentEditing See content editing cycle.Assessment Summative & formative throughout.Legacy Wiki included in student efolio. Feedback surveyKaizen Celebrations
    24. 24. Group Tag Dictionaries
    25. 25. The students agree…
    26. 26. Education Configurations~ Maggie Tsai, Co-founder ISTE 2012
    27. 27. Diigo Education Offerings• Educator Account (teacher)• Diigo Education Domain (school/district) ISTE 2012 Credit: adapted from “Dig Deeper with Diigo Education by Jennifer Dorman
    28. 28. Diigo Web ~ Chrome app forclassroom
    29. 29. Diigo Education Domain -new!(school/district) Make it easy to sign up for education accounts for your school users Support Google single Sign-on / Recognize school users based on school email domain Once approved, all new users with your school domain email who signed up at Diigo will be automatically set as Diigo student account Teachers / staff in your school can further upgrade their account to Diigo Educator account with a school educator upgrade Master Code you set in the application form Only school/technology administrator can apply FAQ‟s:
    30. 30. Teachers: Educator Account
    31. 31. Teacher Console
    32. 32. Powering up yourproductivity!~ Maggie Tsai @diigo~ Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher ISTE 2012
    33. 33. Mr Reader app
    34. 34. NOTE: Diigoappears becauseI enabled it insettings.
    35. 35. What it looks like on the web now.
    36. 36. Enabled servicesIf not enabled, scroll down here.
    37. 37. Other ways to share from Mr. Reader
    38. 38. Look for highly flexible tools
    39. 39. Customize Safari Buffer Pin to Diigo (Twitter PinterestBookmark Facebook) Regular bookmark Safari Bookmark ipad
    40. 40. Powerful offline readingfeatures
    41. 41. Diigo Browser~ Chrome style browser in iPad by DiigoDiigo app for iPadDiigo Offline Readerfor iPhonePower Note for Android~ Notebook on the go!
    42. 42. Power Blogging, PD, & PLNBuilding~ Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher ISTE 2012
    43. 43. Setting up blog posting 2 step process Step 1: Set up your blog Step 2: Set up posts
    44. 44. Step 2:Setting up posts Step 2: Set up posts
    45. 45. Live Demo: Ad Hoc Publishing
    46. 46. Live Demo: Auto Posting Link Rolls project/tools/group_blog_post
    47. 47. Live Demo: Renaming Tags
    48. 48. Time Permitting• Live Demo: Power PLN Building in your Google reader. - Vicki
    49. 49. Need to refer back?