Diigo is a powerful online research tool and collaborative research platform that integrates several key technologies, including social bookmarking, web annotation, tagging, and group-based collaboration, to enable a whole new process of online knowledge management and participatory learning in the 21st century.
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Website: www.diigo.com
Task #1: Click here to create a free Diigo account and then upgrade to an educator account

Task #2: Find a webpage to create a sticky note on or use the highlight tool and save to your account.

Task #3: Start a list of web resources for technology integration for administrators. Save bookmarks from some of the tools your learned about today.

Task #4: Click here to explore the lesson plan ideas for elementary and secondary classrooms.


iPad Users: Click here for instructions to add Diigo app and highlighter.
Administrative Implications
Administrators can use Diigo to help build and engage staff in Professional Learning Communities by sharing pertinent bookmarks or participating in the Diigo educator groups online. Diigo can be used to share recent research or web posts about topics of interest. Use the Diigo notes feature to add information to the resources and guide staff into further reflection.




Classroom Implications
Teachers and students can use the group and list features of Diigo to organize bookmarks on themes or topics. Classes can also collaborate and discuss information within Diigo. For example, teachers who have more than one section of a class can initiate collaboration among all their sections. Students can use Diigo to create annotations on useful websites, and save the websites to groups or lists. Other students, even in other sections, can see the annotations made by other students. Students can even comment and respond to others. Here, Diigo creates a communication channel between sections that would otherwise not be easy to create.

Teachers can also use Diigo with classes to begin a topic with an information search to preview content, supplement textbooks with carefully chosen and highlighted web pages, or use annotations to gauge student thinking. Diigo helps promote active e-reading.

Diigo can also be used as a powerful research tool for students. Students can highlight important information right on the website while researching a topic using Diigo. Later, when students return to the website, they find the reason they saved the bookmark in the first place.
Students can use virtual sticky notes to summarize the important points of information from the website. This activity will mimic the time-tested procedure of using note cards to summarize and organize research projects. Students working on similar topics can create and join groups in order to collaborate. Later, when students need to document their sources, Diigo can be used to recall website URLs for citing sources.




Additional Resources
Learn more about using Diigo to create a group knowledge repository here: Collaborate
Click below to visit the Diigo in the Classroom website with lesson plans, video tutorials, and follow other educator groups using Diigo.
Student Learning from Diigo

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“The resources provided during the course of this NCDPI training have been helpful to some educators across the state. However, due to the rapidly changing resources available, NCDPI does not represent nor endorse that these resources are the exclusive resources for the purposes outlined during this training."