Diigo Links – Deep Web

Deep Web Technologies Blog: Brain Food – Are You Eating Healthy?

What is the difference between Surface web search and deep web search – MagicMethod Phone Sourcing

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Invisible Web: What it is, Why it exists, How to find it, and Its inherent ambiguity

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” Total quality content of the Deep Web is at least 1,000 to 5,000 times greater than that of the Surface Web”

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Social Bookmarking with Diigo

Social bookmarking is one of the the 5 things that Sue Waters (the Edublogger) suggests you should be doing to create your own PLN (Personal Learning Network).  One of  the best things I’ve ever done is to create an account with Diigo and join groups such as Classroom 2.0Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers, Teacher-Librarians and Engaging Digital Natives.

The beauty of social bookmarking is that each week, people around the world bookmark websites and share them with one of their groups as they save them. If you have joined one of these groups, you will be sent an email each week with all the sites bookmarked during that week.  I feel as if a constant stream of ‘treasures’ is being dropped into my lap without me having to search for them – all I have to do is sift through them and take out the ones I think might be useful to me.  As well as that, I can look at sites that other people have tagged with the same tags I have used, and pick up new sites that way.

Using Diigo in the classroom, you can set up a group for your students with a unique name that only has significance to them, and then all of your students can save to this group as they find useful sites. You can also highlight sections of the text on a website and add a sticky note to it that is only visible to Diigo users, or one that is totally private for your group.

The first step is to join Diigo, then download the Diigo toolbar onto your computer, which allows you to easily check your Diigo homepage, bookmark sites, and add highlighting or sticky notes.

Click on the images below to enlarge for step-by-step instructions.

Bookmark your sites using the Diigo toolbar
Bookmark your sites using the Diigo toolbar

See your bookmarks or search by tags
See your bookmarks or search by tags

Search your own or other people's bookmarks
Search your own or other people’s bookmarks

Create or join groups and set up alerts here
Create or join groups and set up alerts here

Highlight text or add a sticky note
Highlight text or add a sticky note

My Diigo bookmarks:  http://www.diigo.com/user/cathryno

Diigo Help Centre: http://help.diigo.com/

Diigo User Guide:  http://www.diigo.com/help/outline

PPTs about Diigo:  http://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow?q=diigo&submit=post&commit=Search