Week 7 – Social Bookmarking and Evernote

By the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Explain potential uses for social bookmarking
  • Save and share bookmarks using Diigo
  • Use Evernote for creating notes and collecting resources

Task List

1. Social Bookmarking

  • Visit and read / watch the materials on the module page
  • Post to the discussion forum about social bookmarking

2. Evernote

  • Visit and read / watch the materials on the module page
  • Watch the conversation between Heather and Ryan on Thursday, February 26th at noon Eastern Standard Time (details about asking questions are provided in this section)


1. Social Bookmarking

In this module we’re looking at some ways of collecting resources that you find online. Social bookmarking allows you to easily bookmark Websites, share what you find with others (or keep them private) and access your bookmarks anywhere. This can be very useful when you have multiple devices or want to share resources with others without sending a constant stream of emails.

We will look at one specific tool for this, Diigo, but there are others out there, including Delicious.

You can “tag” your bookmarks (think of it as adding a keyword to the description to make it easy to find all of your bookmarks related to, something like “assessment”) to share with students or colleagues. You can create a tag just for a particular course and have students use it to share resources with each other. The GMCTE has a Diigo group that allows all of the members of our staff to share bookmarks easily with each other and the public. You can find our group’s bookmarks here.

Introduction to Diigo

2. Evernote

Evernote is sort of like a giant virtual filing cabinet that is easily searchable and let’s you quickly save everything from meeting notes to entire Webpages, including images. This can be useful for you or students to collect research materials, create a portfolio of work or easily keep track of class note, to name just a few potential uses. Like with social bookmarking, you can add tags to your individual notes in Evernote, but you can also put them in to folders. The search capabilities in Evernote make it very easy to find what you have captured, including words from images and PDFs.

When we get to the section of the course on ePortfolios, you may wish to consider using Evernote for this purpose.

The following three very brief videos from the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching at Iowa State will provide you with an introduction to using Evernote.

Introduction to Evernote


Evernote as a Learning and Research Team


Capturing Webpages With Evernote