Diigo in the Classroom

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This presentation accompanied a workshop. It will share what Diigo is, how to install and use the Diigolet features like bookmark, highlight, sticky note, and how to set up a teacher account with class groups, lists, and a tag dictionary.


  • 1. WEB 2.0
    • Tools U Can Use: Part 2
  • by: Tamara Connors

2. Diigo: Social Bookmarking

  • Organize and save sites you have visited online.
  • Tag articles to find again. Make lists to share.
  • Educator accounts and tools
  • Sticky note, highlight, and comment (live),
  • Annotate, archive and organize websites
  • Create classes or groups

3. Tagging

  • Tagging adds a searchable tag
  • In Facebook people tag photos
  • In Diigo people tag topics or concepts

4. Brainstorm a list

  • What are some tags this group might use?

5. Sign In

  • Log in with your user name and password

6. Diigo Toolbar and Diigolet

  • 1. Click on Tools
  • 2. Click on applet:Diigolet
  • 3. Right click on Diggolet button then add to favorites.

7. Quick Tour

  • My Library- My Lists- My Tags
  • My Network (people you follow)
  • My Groups (I created or I follow)
  • Community (hot Diigo bookmarks)
  • Bookmark/Highlight/Sticky Note

8. Try It

  • Search
  • tag
  • bookmark
  • share with a group / add to a list
  • highlight, annotate with sticky notes, comment on others annotations

9. Diigo Educator Account

  • http://help.diigo.com/teacher-account/faq

Free premium accounts designed for teachers. 10. Teacher Console Print Members for student strips 11. Create a Group 12. Add Members 13. Create Student Accounts 14. Cofirm Account Details 15. Creating Lists 16. Settings: Group Tags Personalize your icon 17. Tags Notice the path:General then Manage Members then Tags 18. Group Statistics 19. Lets Try Annotating 20. Brainstorm

  • How could Diigo be used in yourclassroom? How could teachers collaborate with Diigo? How could cross curricular activities be developed using Diigo?

21. NEXT Steps

  • Create aDiigo Educatoraccount
  • In the Teacher Console enter Class Groups. Generate student accounts; no student email needed!
  • Learn to useDiigolet.
  • Bookmark/Tag/Sticky Note/ Comment
  • Create Lists and share with Class Groups.

22. Student Accounts

  • With the Diigolet students can: read, highlight, sticky note, bookmark (plus share bookmarks with the Group), and create and add to Lists.
  • Members can comment on each others postings. This is a great way to give feedback and ask questions.
  • The Library view shows a student all of his bookmarks and annotations. You can view this data in your Teacher Console.

23. For more information

  • "Three Uses of Diigo in the History and Language Arts Classroom
  • Social Bookmarking Lessons and Handouts
  • Can't Get Kids to Read? Make It Social
  • Great Instructional Video for Diigo
  • Tamaras blog
  • 7 Reasons Diigo Tastes Better Than Delicious
  • Social Bookmarking in Plain English video by Commoncraft
  • Teaching Social Bookmarking with Diigo Education