Free Upgrades to Diigo Education Edition:
There are two Diigo education offerings:
A) School / IT administrators: qualify your domain as Diigo Education domain here »Once approved, all new users with your school email domain who signed up at Diigo will be automatically set as Diigo basic edu accounts. Teachers / staff in your school can further upgrade their account to Diigo Educator account with a school master educator upgrade code.(Note: Diigo Education Domain is intended only for school / district administrator who has the authority over their school domain apps implementation and is planning to roll out Diigo to the entire school.)
- B) Teachers: upgrade your own account to Diigo Educator account here » . (Why upgrade ?)
Diigo is a powerful online research tool and collaborative research platform that integrates several key technologies, including social bookmarking, web annotation, tagging, and group-based collaboration, to enable a whole new process of online knowledge management and participatory learning in the 21st century.
Diigo provides several apps/extensions, so you can collect everything or use Diigo for a specific purpose.
Once equipped with these extensions/apps, you can:
Collect Everything- Bookmark and archive webpages - Annotate webpages with highlights & sticky notes - Save notes or to-dos using our slick Quick Note app - Capture and Annotate Screenshot
Find Fast- Organize your digital items by types, tags, and lists - Search by tags, titles or full-text
Easily Share- Share one item or a whole collection as a list - Form groups of people to collaboratively pool resources - Share your findings, complete with your annotations, by email, RSS feed, twitter, permalink, widget, etc.
Access Anywhere- your digital library can be accessed and searched from any computer, - and also from free downloadable apps on iPhone, iPad (http://bit.ly/e2ujpL), and Android (http://goo.gl/tvbuq)
Diigo is a great enabler for active reading, project-based learning, and better collaboration, particularly with respect to:
- how students and teachers acquire, research and organize information;
- how students can engage in active and critical reading online;
- how teachers and students can engage each other collaboratively in reading, researching, interpreting, and critiquing information;
- how students can work effectively as a team, in project-based learning, that requires the team to acquire, analyze and synthesize information from a variety of resources;
What educators are saying about Diigo:
“Truly a unique and transformative tool ~ Diigo has the potential to change the ways in which we mentor all our students”
“Diigo fosters discussion and encourages active, critical reading .. the most efficient way I have discovered to share content and commentary.”
“Diigo Groups are a phenomenal tool for building, maintaining, and contributing to a professional learning network as they tap into the collective intelligence of the network by allowing many users to share resources and annotations with the group.”