Beth Holland

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Organizing Research with Diigo Outliners

For the past few years, I’ve been heavily reliant on Diigo – a social bookmarking tool. For the most part, I’ve just used it to save and tag bookmarks. However, in the past few months, I’ve begun to take advantage of the annotation features as well. While this system is great because I can search my notes and links, I still found it a bit cumbersome to then do anything with all of that content.

However, a few months ago, Diigo introduced Outliners and everything changed!

Now, not only can I save research but I can organize it in outline form as well! This is a complete game changer for teaching research skills. To learn more, check out the article that I wrote for Free Technology for Teachers.

Shameless Self Promotion

With EdTechTeacher, I’m teaching a two-day workshop, July 16-17, in Boston this summer on Reading, Writing, & Research. I can promise you that we will look at using Diigo to support these processes. Registration is open!


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Resources added to Diigo (weekly)

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Resources added to Diigo (weekly)

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4 Tips to Transform Your Learning Spaces (Behind the Scenes Info)

I just had another post published on Edutopia today. It’s a follow up to the one on 21st Century Libraries from a few weeks ago. The interesting thing about this one is how I wrote it. In many ways, I didn’t!

Thanks to some excellent connections, I actually crowdsourced this post. Here’s how it worked:

  1. Reach out to really incredible educators and ask for their help.
  2. Share a Google Doc with them and ask for them to just brainstorm as many ideas as they might possibly have.
  3. Organize said details by theme. I chose to use a crazy color coding scheme this time. You can view the doc if you want.
  4. Write a draft and then ask Jen Carey to rip it apart a few times.
  5. Submit!

I really can’t thank Elissa MalespinaJennifer LaGarde, and Laura Flemming enough for their contributions to this post.

Curious? Read the article on Edutopia!


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Resources added to Diigo (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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