Monday, 22 August 2011
5 Reasons to get started with Diigo
Organise - As you bookmark each page, tag it with keywords, which makes it easier to find later. You can tag sites with multiple tags.
Highlight - Select interesting passages from the text of the website and highlight them for quick reference later. This is great for those undertaking any research, particularly if you are working on a University paper or Masters.
Annotate - Add sticky notes to websites with important annotations, to help you remember key points or which part of your research that particular site relates to. These can be publicly viewable (or not) if you choose.
Share - One of the main differences between Diigo and regular bookmarking is that you can share your bookmarks with others. You can join or create groups for specific areas of interest, search others' bookmarks and share your research findings. Many hands make light work!
Education Accounts - registering for a free Diigo for Education account means you get access to a teacher console which enables you to create accounts for your students.
Why not set up a group for your class and have them search for useful websites at home? That way, you can maximize your face-to-face time by using the most useful websites, rather than spending valuable class time searching for information.
Check out the video below to learn more about Diigo, or catch your nearest Digital Literacy Coach to help you get started.
Diigo V5: Collect and Highlight, Then Remember! from diigobuzz on Vimeo.