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Using Diigo to Support Common Core

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Diigo is a great resource that allows you to annotate, archive, and organize bookmarks as you do research and work on school projects.

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5 Tools for Reading Digital Text

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"With text no longer relegated exclusively to the pages between the cover of a book or a magazine, the shift from paper to digital texts has brought on a whole new form of literacy. This upheaval in how we read brings with it new opportunities for learning as well as new challenges.

Experts refer to this phenomenon as transliteracy. In a study published in the peer-reviewed journal First Monday, Dr. Sue Thomas and colleagues defined transliteracy as 'the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks'."

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 26, 2013 10:03 PM

When we think about reading today and the diverse platforms for reading we should be thinking of transliteracy. As schools gear up for Common Core assessments we need to be more aware of the fact that our students are reading (and writing) across many platform. There is also the knowledge that when reading online students may be clicking on hyperlinks that lead to other resources and begin to get lost.

Learn about some great tools that may be used to help students stay more focused and organized. This post lists five tools, providing explanations for each of them. The tools discussed are:

* Instapaper

* GoodReader

* Skitch

* Diigo

* Readablity

Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, July 27, 2013 10:28 AM

Apps for reading digital text

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Digital Annotation Tools For Close Reading

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"One of the components of Close Reading is annotation, in which the students read short, complex text adding annotations as they read. Students might circle words or phrases that are powerful, underline those that are confusing, indicate big events or when a character shows strong emotion, and write questions or thoughts. They use metacognitive markers or “Thinking Notes” as a means to move beyond just highlighting..."

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:36 PM

Close Reading covers a wide range of materials: poems, news articles, short stories, plays, photos, paintings,  videos and more. This post provides five tools to help students annotate a wide variety of media. They are listed below, More detailed explanations are found in the post.

* Doctopus - this program is great if you use Google Apps (and therefore Google Drive).

* Diigo is a great tool for annoting text and images found online. Drawing tools are also available.

* Markup does not require an account. "It provides tools for drawing, highlighting, adding text, and sharing via a link. It does require the installation of a bookmarklet or the Chrome extension."

* PDFzen is a free tool that works with Google Drive. It will open the following types of files: pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlx, odt and rtf.

* VideoAnt allows you to annotate  videos hosted on YouTube as well as HTML5 and flash videos and works in a number of browsers.

As we begin to prepare our students for new testing the ability to annotate is critical. These tools provide a variety of options that you may want to explore and use in your classroom.

Lee Hall's curator insight, December 13, 2013 12:34 PM

They can use the mark up tools to help show where they got their text based answers, which is another shift in the common core.

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Diigo for Professional Development

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The teachers that I work with often ask me, "Where do you find out about all these new tools and online resources?".   In addition to the use of Twitter, Diigo is at the top of my goto list for fin...

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academiPad's curator insight, April 9, 2013 1:36 PM

I am a huge fan of diigo for years now, and I am surprise by how few people actually know and use it. Diigo is a social bookmarking tool, but way better than delicious (is that one still around?) and others because it also lets you annotate webpages!


I use diigo to highlight and tag webpages - kind of my own personal web archive. All my annotations and tags are set to private by default, because I don't feel exactly comfortable with other people knowing on such a detailed paragraph level what I am working on.


In practice, everything that I read online ends up being tagged and highlighted. And if I don't have time right now, I save it for reading it later.


There is an education license which gives you an upgraded version for still free.