This posts introduces Diigo and outlines how the social bookmarking tool, Diigo can be used in the classroom
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Tags are a way to organise lots of information. They are simply short descriptions for a subject. They are like keywords, or a label for a category. Tagging is known by a few different names, such as content tagging, collaborative tagging, social tagging and even the scientific-sounding “folksonomy.” In general tagging can be defined as the practice of creating and managing labels (or “tags”) that categorize content using simple keywords.
The video below explains tags in terms of the social bookmarking tool – “delicious” – personally I prefer using Diigo but the video gets the point across
The scroll of death is an infamous feature of courses on moodle; a consequence of too much content on the one page and the user having to continually “scroll” down page to find the information they are after. This tip will help teachers minimise the scroll of death, while at the same time keeping course page up to date with minimal effort from the teachers point of view.
Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to organize, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online. Two of the more popular bookmarking services available are Diigo and Delicious Tagging is a significant feature of both of these social bookmarking systems, enabling users to organize their bookmarks in flexible ways. I have an account on both systems but my favourite by a long shot is Diigo.
How do I use Diigo if I cannot install the toolbar on the computer I’m using i.e. if I don’t have administrator rights on the computer
How do I import my bookmarks from my computer into my Diigo account
Have you ever bookmarked a website that you found useful, but could not find the bookmark later? Having literally hundreds of websites bookmarked on various computers that I’ve used in the last few years – “loosing” bookmarks became a regular occurrence for me. That is until I discovered the concept of social bookmarking. Social bookmarking is a method for Internet users to organize, store, manage and search for bookmarks of resources online. Unlike file sharing, the resources themselves aren’t shared, merely bookmarks that reference them. Most social bookmark services encourage users to organize their bookmarks with informal tags instead of the traditional browser-based system of folders, although some services feature categories/folders or a combination of folders and tags. They also enable viewing bookmarks associated with a chosen tag, and include information about the number of users who have bookmarked them. There are various options open to you for social bookmarking. The one I like best is Diigo. Find out more about more about diigo on www.diigo.com. Sign up for free, it is incredibly simple.
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