“Digging Diigo: Bookmarking, Annotating, Sharing, and Networking”

This Friday (October 25) Metro and the eLearning Consortium of Colorado are sponsoring the Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology at the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver.

Below is the proposal I submitted to present at the symposium.  It was accepted, and I’ll be presenting at 1:00 p.m. on using Diigo in teaching.

Title:

Digging Diigo:  Bookmarking, Annotating, Sharing, and Networking

Abstract:

Attendees will learn how they and their students can use Diigo, a web-based social bookmarking service, to bookmark, annotate, and share web pages.  They will also learn how to install and use the Diigolet and Diigo toolbar.  In addition, we will review Diigo’s list, group, and network features.

Description:

“Diigo is a multi-tool for knowledge management.”  With Diigo, a web-based social bookmarking service, you can bookmark, annotate, and share web pages and then access your bookmarks and annotations from any device with internet access, unlike Favorites in Internet Explorer or Bookmarks in Firefox, which will only save links to the web that can be accessed only on the computer where they are saved.

For years, I’ve required students in research/writing classes like ENG 1020 to use Diigo or a similar application (Delicious) to bookmark web pages they find or use as they do their research.

With Diigo, you can highlight passages and post sticky notes on pages you bookmark with one of Diigo’s tools, including some mobile apps.  The annotations then appear in your library on Diigo as well as on the web page.

You can organize your bookmarks with tags and lists.

In addition, Diigo allows you to create groups, which could be used for students to communicate and share bookmarks.  You can also follow and be followed by people with similar interests.

In this session, you will learn to use all of these features and tools, and we will discuss how they can be used in various disciplines and courses.

You will benefit most from the session if you bring a laptop or other device so you can explore the features and tools yourself as we discuss them.

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