Thursday, January 23, 2014

How to share resources with colleagues online

By Tarak Brahmi, Teacher of English in Oman

Bookmarking websites is a handy way to keep a list of useful references that you can always go back to when the need arises or, in today's case, when used in tandem with a bookmark-sharing tool like diigo, may prove to be a great way to share and to save others a few hours of browsing. Diigo and other similar websites like pearltrees have been around for a few years but I had been reluctant to use them until my bookmarks space became so cluttered that I thought I ought to do something about it. Fortunately, diigo came to the rescue and it proved to be extremely useful for two additional reasons: First, if I ever have to switch to a different PC or format mine, I wouldn't worry about losing my bookmarks; They will always be accessible anywhere and anytime. Second, through these websites, my bookmarks can be easily shared with my colleagues.
The above mentioned websites come with nice additions like the ability to annotate, add colors, provide tags, etc..
Here is my recently created list of bookmarks. If you are curious about the great-looking tag cloud below, it was created with Wordle.

Tip: You can also have a look at the hundreds of groups on diigo to check their lists of bookmarks and save yourself hours of browsing.


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