The default (see the M?) is called “Meta Search,” which locates search terms both in post titles and annotations. It’s so good that I made the big decision to get rid of tags altogether. Tags weren’t helping me organize my clips very well, and I figure that I can use Diigo lists if I want to curate and save a “best-of” collection. If you don’t like the Meta Search, you can also search by tags or by full text (if you have Diigo Premium.)
Diigo has also improved its already-excellent Chrome extension. Seriously, this is one of the most useful extensions out there. Here are some of its features:
- Save a webpage to Diigo,
- Annotate a page,
- Save the page to read later (I prefer Pocket),
- Take a screenshot (genius),
- Share the page via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Gmail, or an annotated link.
I can’t say enough good things about the extension. No other service allows you to annotate the Internet as smoothly as Diigo does. Once you start highlighting or taking notes, up comes the “Annotation Toolbar,” which lets you change the highlight color and write a sticky note. Or you can reorganize the clip by changing the title, adding tags, and sharing to a list or a group.
Diigo: Access your bookmarks (and more!) from anywhere | Center for Excellence in Teach... - 42 views
Alan November Comes to Town « Ed Tech Ideas - 50 views
Diigo is a fantastic tool. One I’ve used for quite some time now to keep my bookmarks organized and available no matter where I am. During the workshop, Alan said something to the effect of, “In the library, Dewey did all the tagging. Today, we have to teach kids how to do this.”
Ed Tech Ideas: I teach 3 different grade levels, and my different classes are always researching for one project or another. Students are always finding great sites, but at best, they bookmark it to their local computer, never to be seen by others. Now with our Diigo groups (I created one for each grade level), kids learn how to tag, organize, and share their finds with everyone else in the group. Everyone benefits from group knowledge, and the students learn an important skill that will stay with them and grow throughout their academic lives.
1. Request an educator's upgrade for Diigo; this will allow you to create private student groups that cannot be found by public search engines
2. Use Diigo to invite students to join the group; follow up with emails as necessary
3. Refer students to online videos on social bookmarking, to make sure that students understand what social bookmarking involves.
4. Seed the group with some example texts, including comments and annotations, so that students understand your expectations.
5. Ask students to practice, to find out what issues they might have.
6. Give feedback on early attempts, to reassure students they are on the right tracks.
Turning links into a library with Diigo - 64 views
My bookmarks are my digital memory.
Unclutter your mind.
I’m all for not having to remember tech tutorials or the tour company we used in NYC, bookmarks allow me to archive that knowledge. They are my digital library.
Your browser enables you to save a link, place it in a folder, and possibly add a few tags (which you probably don’t use).
- Can you annotate a link?
- How about highlighting a portion of the page?
- Does it take a snapshot of the page?
- Will it create lists? Generate reports?
- How effectively can you search your bookmarks?
How much more useful and complete would your links become with these tools?
- ...5 more annotations...
Hyperlinks are pieces of information, we need context. What was important about the link? What we need is a library that has information about the data we collecting.
How Diigo can make you more productive?
Diigo’s research tools make archiving a breeze so you will build a much more complete and useful reference system. An online database that you can search and share with ease.
As you can see Diigo is an amazing tool that can revolutionize how you research and archive the web.
you're less likely to lose all your bookmarks in the event of a hard drive meltdown
where the 'social' comes in, by saving your bookmarks on the web, suitably tagged, other people will be able to see your bookmarks on a particular topic, and you will be able to see theirs
Many hands make light work.
First, the option to look up people in different ways such as their real name, user name or how they tagged something allows for better networking. I also am very impressed with the idea of lists. Although, I am still trying to figure out how to implement them, I am excited that this would be a great tool for the classroom use for research and or sharing. In addition, I have just spent hours trying to figure out the snapshot feature. I think I will break down and watch a tutorial. However, I truly like to try to figure things out on my own. It seems to me I am just hitting the surface of Diigo. Delicious does not seem to have as many bells and whistles.
I have always liked Social Bookmarking. I wish we could get more teachers to network and therefore share tags. If you had a set of tags that were standard, you could easily create websites that coincided with curriculum, standards and which time of year they were for. Social Bookmarking is a great way to collaborate and find some great treasures.