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  • Writer's pictureJames Kieft

Diigo - curate bookmarks, image, annotate PDF's and take notes

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What is it

As I have said in previous posts, with such a wealth of content available online, the challenge we face as teachers is find the most appropriate content to meet the needs of our learners. There are many ways we can achieve this, and one of those ways is through use of bookmarks.

But bookmarks on there own are not enough as we need to curate and comment on those bookmarks. That is where sites like Diigo come in. Diigo enables the user to create and collate bookmarks, images, PDFs and take notes.

How to use it

Having logged in via email, you can then choose to create a bookmark, add an image, upload a PDF or add a note. For uploading images and a PDFs, you select the file you want to upload from your computer, Having chosen the file you can add TAGS that will make it easier to find the file and link it with other relevant content, you also choose which Outliner you want it to appear on.

Think of an outliner as a collection once you have curated your collection it, it is easy to share it via a link or social media. It is also available as a Chrome extension, that enables you to annotate a PDF, take and annotate a screen shot, save a bookmark and open your outliner in the side bar. When to use it I could see teachers, using it for curating and sharing reading lists and resources that are useful to their student categorised into topic areas. I could see students finding it useful for curating research sources and the chrome extension for annotating screen shots and PDFs. Readers who liked this post may also what to look at Wakelet Here is my video guide:

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