Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Diigo as a Collaboration Tool

Diigo as a Collaboration Tool


  1. Use Diigo as a tool to collect information about research topic.
  2. Use Diigo tools - highlighting and sticky notes - to communicate to others about a research topic.


Diigo is a web 2.0 tool that is used to socially bookmark digital content and annotate this content. The content that is annotated becomes part of an individual’s “diigo library” that can be shared with others to help curate content on a variety of subjects. In a world where there is so much content on a subject, curating this content and sharing excellent resources among a group of people with a common interest is vital to collaboration and communication.

Standards Used:


NETS-S: 2a, 3a, b, c, d


Computer with diigo toolbar installed attached to LCD projector, mouse or wacom bamboo tablet with stylus to select content, and projector screen


The teacher will demonstrate the use of diigo by selecting a topic to research. Using the CARDSS system of website evaluation, the teacher will pick a website that is legitimate for the research project. Students will have a copy of the CARDSS acronym to use as they evaluate each individual page the explore. The teacher will demonstrate how to select and highlight text including how to change the color of the text for added emphasis. The highlight color is changed by choosing the drop down arrow on the highlighter button. The teacher will include some sticky notes with comments about the content that is highlighted. A sticky note is added by hovering over the highlighted portion and clicking on “add sticky note”.


Students will pick 3 career websites to annotate using the highlighter and sticky notes. Some excellent resources to start with are http://www.bls.gov/ooh/ , http://www.onetonline.org/ and http://www.doleta.gov/jobseekers/

Students will use a particular class tag so others in the course can see each others libraries of content. Students will find answers to the complete the following information and create a word processed write up based on their research:

Write a detailed description of the nature of the job. What is done, how it is done, etc

Write out the DOT # and describe the job in relation to Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

List any special traits (worker requirements/personal qualities) that are needed for this job. Underline ones you now have.

What post high school education or training is required. List two places where you can get this education or training and approximate cost for each place.

List methods of entry into this job.

Is licensure required? How is it obtained? Cost?

Explain how the job will meet any of your workstyle and work values.

Describe the working conditions of the job.

What is the job availability for the next ten years?

What is the approximate yearly/monthly Salary for this job? Starting? Top?


Use the rubric found at http://www.rcampus.com/rubricshowc.cfm?code=Z643W&sp=yes to give students feedback on their
  • content & development
  • organization & structure
  • format
  • grammar, punctuation, & spelling


CARDSS system for website evaluation


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