How-to video: Diigo -- the social bookmarking Web 2.0 application
Brief synopsis: Diigo is a social bookmarking Web 2.0 application. Like other social bookmarking sites, Diigo allows teachers and students to save web sites and to create web-based categories, or tags, making web sites easy to find from any place that has Internet access. Diigo makes research easy for students and teachers at any grade level. Students may be working from home and locate a web site they want to use later in school during research work or project preparation. The students can then go to their Diigo accounts and search for the tags, where their web sites are saved, easily finding them for use away from home.
Benefits: Like the social bookmarking Web 2.0 application, Delicious, Diigo allows students and teachers to bookmark web sites and categorize them with tags for future use. An Internet-based Web 2.0 application, Diigo can be accessed from any place, making it easy for students to find their saved web sites. Diigo has downloadable applilcations for smart phones, so web sites found on cell phones can be bookmarked. Diigo has a downloadable add-on that allows users to highlight, underline and annotate text on any bookmarked page. In true Web 2.0 application fashion, Diigo allows users to create networks, and Diigo groups, so sharing bookmarks and annotations is easy. This is especially nice for students working together on class projects.
Drawbacks: Although the downloadable add-ons, like the toolbar and easy-tagging button are nice, they are downloads, meaning that they will likely be unavailable for students on school computers. Some school servers may block Diigo as social media.
Conclusion: The how-to video above, produced by Diigo, demonstrates how to use the social bookmarking Web 2.0 application, Diigo.