Young Scholars Learn Diigo, From the Field: Liberia, West Africa, May 13, 2012

“He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.”
Proverbs 16:20

Young Scholars will begin this week learning Diigo. Diigo provides a browser add-on that can really improve your research productivity. As you read on the web, instead of just bookmarking, you can highlight portions of web pages that are of particular interest to you. You can also attach sticky notes to specific parts of web pages.

Unlike most other web “highlighters” that merely clip, Diigo highlights and sticky notes are persistent in the sense that whenever you return to the original web page, you will see your

highlights and sticky notes superimposed on the original page, just what you would expect if you highlighted or wrote on a book!

Particularly for my one homeschooler, but the others as well, I am finding sites and educational software before they arrive for the day and logging these sites into their personal Diigo account. The nice thing about Diigo is that it takes bookmarking to another level.

When you load your library you can see not only the site name but a brief annotation of what the site is about. Diigo_example

Diigo is also significant because it also allows each child  access their personalized sites from anywhere. Using their parents laptops or the local internet cafe, the children can access and save new sites to their Library.  Our children are learning and understand more about computers and the internet than some of their parents will ever know!

Diigo is free and has additional features not stated here. Try it!

Let us pray on the other.

To God Be the Glory,

Sis Hattie

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