Challenge

A response to the Organise your resources Challenge
created by Umer Taimur (@umertaimur)

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Social Bookmarking is organizing, storing and sharing the values of findings on the web in order to refer back to them as and when necessary. After you save it online on bookmarking site, not on the computer browser or desktop you are able to handle the marked locations wherever you move. When you browse through the web and find an interesting article or Web site or online document that can be shared or marked books that are essentially social bookmarking to your great discovery.

Diigo is one of my favorite and most-used tools. Diigo defines itself as a powerful research tool and a knowledge-sharing community. At its core, Diigo is a social bookmarking tool, but it is so much more than that. Diigo offers so many features that are particularly useful for teachers and students.

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.
• Diigo has an ios app which makes it very easy for students in general to use for the information search and save on the go.
• Other very useful use is its chrome extension, with chrome being the obvious choice of browser today used both through the pc and mobile devices. It keeps me connected to my library, and makes it so easy to bookmark, share, and annotate from my computer.
• Students can save relevant websites to lists in their Diigo student accounts. Each saved bookmark captures the URL and a screenshot, and can be searched later.
• Students can highlight important information right on the website, 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.