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Diigo Research and Annotation

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Diigo- Social Bookmarking and Web Annotation

Diigo is a powerful information capturing, storing, recalling and sharing tool. Here are just a few of the possibilities with Diigo:

  • Save important websites and access them on any computer.

  • Categorize websites by titles, notes, keyword tags, lists and groups.

  • Search through bookmarks to quickly find desired information.

  • Save a screenshot of a website and see how it has changed over time.

  • Annotate websites with highlighting or virtual "sticky notes."

  • View any annotations made by others on any website visited.

  • Share websites with groups or the entire Diigo social network.

  • Comment on the bookmarks of others or solicit comments to your shared bookmarks.

Check out Diigo In Action:

Step 1: Activate Your Account and Log In

  1. Log into your google account. 

  2. Look for the Diigo icon in the omni bar of your chrome web browser

  3. Click on the link for the "Google Account"

  4. Create a User Name using the formula and use your school's gmail address and the password for that account. Click "Create the Account" when ready!

Step 2: Now Let's Try and Bookmark a Resource

  1. Go to a news article of your choice: NYtimes

  2. Click on the diigo extension in the omni bar next to the url and choose “Save”.

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  1. Use the template to add detailed information regarding the resource.

    1. Give a detailed description of the resource and assign a tag to organize the resource.

    2. All bookmarks will be organized and searchable by tag in your diigo library

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Step 3: Create an Annotation on a Website

  1. Once on an article, click on the diigo extension and select the Annotate link.

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  1. Notice a diigo sidebar pop onto the right of your open web page. Select a highlight color and create a highlighted selection by dragging over the text you wish to highlight.

  1. Once you’ve created a highlight, drag your mouse over the selection and choose the “Annotate Icon.

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Step 4: Sharing An Annotation:

Option 1- Copy Annotations

  1. Using the diigo pop out tool bar, click on the "Show Annotation" link at the far right.
  2. Once your annotation shows up click on the copy all link and your annotation is ready to paste into a google or word doc.
Option 2- Share a Diigo Annotation Link
  1. Go to the Diigo extension link in the tool bar and select "share this page"

  2. Click on the "Annotation" link at the top and copy the Diigo link to send to a teacher or paste in a document. 

Step 6: Sharing An Annotation to an Existing Group in Diigo

  1. Use the link provided by your teacher for their "class" group:

  2. Click on "join group'

  3. When adding a sticky note, use the "group" feature to send that comment to the group.

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Step 7: Creating a New Group and Sending Invitations

1. In My Libary- Choose "Groups"

2. Click on "Create a Group"

3. Give your group a name.

4. Send a direct invitation to your group members. 


5. Send the link to your group in an email. 

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