Literacy in the Digital Age. Shorten, share and track your links. Popplet. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy by AndrewChurches.pdf. Edorigami Wiki on Diigo.pdf. Join Diigo Step 1 - Create your account. Reasons to Use DIIGO by Terry Freedman. Monday, November 2, 2009 at 7:00AM Terry Freedman, Educational ICT Consultant in Diigo, Using and Teaching Computing & ICT, Web 2.0, social networking Diigo is a social bookmark service.
A social bookmark service is like the Favorites in Internet Explorer, or Bookmarks in other web browsers, like Firefox. However, instead of saving a URL to your computer, you save it on the internet. This has a number of advantages: Firstly, you're less likely to lose all your bookmarks in the event of a hard drive meltdown: you just move on to a different computer. Secondly, you don't have the hassle of trying to remember which URLs you saved on which computer. Thirdly, a corollary to the above is that you don't have the annoying situation of finding yourself at work wishing you could remember the URL you saved on your home computer, or vice versa. Think of how you might use that with your colleagues, or with your students. It's very intuitive to use. Why Diigo Rocks! by Steven Anderson. Recently, I was asked why do I use Diigo for my social bookmarking tool. The more I thought about it the more I needed to write about all the great features Diigo is not just for regular ol' users but has some great features for educators too.
First, what the heck is Social Bookmarking? Most people are familar with favorites or bookmarks in their browser. Basically, when you come across a website you want to make sure you come back to later or want to visit a lot, you bookmark it (or for you Internet Explorer users you favorite it). But there is a flaw. Enter Diigo. There are loads of other features as well, like highlighting on a webpage, adding sticky notes to pages, saving pages to read later without actually adding them to your collection and so much more. One of the most powerful features is the tagging. Another feature I love is the ability to auto-post to my blog. And the groups are great too. FAQ Diigo in Education-Teacher and Student Accounts.
Diigo is an effective tool for teaching as well.
Diigo's features allow teachers to highlight critical features within text and images and write comments directly on the web pages, to collect and organize series of web pages and web sites into coherent and thematic sets, and to facilitate online conversations within the context of the materials themselves. Diigo also allows teachers to collaborate and share resources among themselves. Diigo is much more than a simple web annotation or social bookmarking service -- it is a new kind of online research and collaborative research tool that integrates tags and folders, highlighting and clipping, sticky notes, and group-based collaboration, enabling a whole new process of online knowledge management, learning, and teaching in the information age. Q: What kind of Education Accounts do Diigo offer? Diigo Education Domain (school) ~ new!
Q: What are Diigo Educator Accounts? Q: What are student accounts? Q: Sounds great. Absolutely. That's it. Diigo Features by Tyler Manolovitz. Artlens by @artykel. Wiki Summarizer. WikiSummarizer is a Web-based application specializing in automatic summarization of Wikipedia articles.
Automatic summarization is the creation of a shortened version of a text by a computer program. The result is a summary that presents the most important points of the original text. A summary is a shorter version of the original information. It highlights the major points from the much longer article. The purpose is to help the reader to quickly get the essential points in a short period of time. WikiSummarizer automatically summarizes the Wikipedia articles. The blending of visualization with summarization, knowledge browsing, mind mapping provides you with a wide range of means to explore relevant content. All the summaries are stored in the WikiSummarizer knowledge base. In fact when we are summarizing, we are zipping through the whole content, homing in on the important chunks.
With the ability to summarize web pages everybody can become an instant speed reader. FrontPage.