Diigo Level 2: Evaluating and Sharing Links

Task: Students review their Diigo Library, share their best resources and review their group membership(s).

Steps – Review Diigo Library

1. Go to your Diigo Library (you will need to sign-in if this isn’t already the case).

You can easily go to Your Library from any of the Diigo tools:

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2. Scroll through your bookmarked resources.  You can use the “Preview” link to view it within the library or click the link to visit the page.

3. From all the links you have gathered recently, choose 1 – 3 that you think are good to share with your classmates.  For each one you want to share, click on “Edit” beneath the link.

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4. Then tick “Share to a Group” and select OxleyLearners from the dropdown.

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5. If your browser gives you the opportunity, choose Tags to assign the link to a Key Learning Area (English, science, history, etc.) and add any other tags that you think would be a helpful categorisation.

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By sharing this link with the OxleyLearners Group, everyone in the groups can receive an email with all the recently shared links from everyone else in the group.  So you get great resources coming right to your email inbox without doing anything!

Task Completion: You now know how to add links to a group by editing your library.  Repeat these steps with at least two more of your best links so that you have enough practice with the skill so you can do it again whenever you want.

Additional Note: you can also share a link with a group right when you bookmark it for yourself.  Review the screen below:

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Steps: Adjusting Your Email Alert Settings

1. First you need to get to the OxleyLearners Group.  Do this again from your Diigo Tool.  Look for the “My Groups” links, then follow it to OxleyLearners.  Note: If you don’t have “My Groups” on your tool, just go to MyLibrary and then look for your Groups.

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2. Now click on OxleyLearners Group to go to it.

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You will now see the URL of the OxleyLearners’ Groups links and also the most recently added bookmarks (some of which might be yours!).

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3. To adjust how often (if at all) you get an email with new links, look to the right for the “Alert Settings.”

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4. Open this and choose how often you would like to get emails showing you what’s newly been added by your teachers and fellow Oxley students.

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Steps: Joining and Working with Groups

Besides OxleyLearners, there are hundreds and thousands of other groups in the Diigo community.  You should see if there are other groups you’d like to join. 

There are two main ways to search for groups that share your interest.  First, if you browser has the feature, from within your Diigo / MyLibrary, look to the right where there is a Search field.  Enter a word related to an interest of yours (e.g., “science,” “horses,” “China,” etc.). Once you start typing, if you’re lucky, you’d start to see some choices.  Drop down to “Find Groups interested in.”

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This will bring up any groups that exist related to your interests.  So for “science” we see:

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The Items and Members are highlighted in the screenshot above to show that before you even look into a group, you can tell how many members are in the group and how many links its members bookmarked.  Dont bother looking at groups with only a few members or items – many groups are started and then never grow.  If you want to join a group, you will find that you can join immediately or send a joining request for the group owner to moderate.   If you like the links you see in a group and want to join, look for one of these buttons:
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Great!  You are now ready to go on to Level 3: Analysing a Web Page or do the Advanced activity below.

Advanced: Going toward Red Ps

Just like you edited a link to share it with OxleyLearners, you can also add a comment to a link and send that comment to someone (like fellow students working with you on a project, an online mentor, a group of students from another school that you’re collaborating with or a teacher).

Look for the “Comment” link, click it, add your insightful comment and then share it with someone by entering their email address.

Task

  1. Visit the Oxley Learners Diigo Group and add a useful comment to at least one link.  Use the Comment link to open a text area where you can add your opinions on what makes the site good or why another one is better.  Remember – if we all do a little bit to make things better, we all get a lot of quality resources.
  2. Use the “More” menu on the link to send a message to the specified email address to record verify your work.

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You are now ready to go on to Level 3: Analysing a Web Page.

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