Gold - Diigo Investigation

3. My Digital Life - Gold Quest Investigations

Direct Link to this School Tube Video


During this Quest, you are going to learn how to create, organize, use and save your bookmarks in the Cloud so that you can retrieve them no matter what computer or device you are on. You will begin by creating an account and adding the Diigo toolbar. Then you will learn how to save a bookmark and use tags to organize them. Finally, you will learn how to view and share your bookmarks so you are prepared to complete your assignment in Quest 4.

Key Vocabulary

My Library: My library is where you can see, manage, and filter your bookmarks.

Bookmark: A bookmark is a hyperlink to a saved website address.

Highlight: To highlight is typically accomplished by selecting text with the mouse (or finger on a touch-screen), dragging across to select it and picking a background color to make it stand-out.

Capture: Capture allows you to grab a portion of a web page and mark it with circles, rectangles, arrows, lines and text.

Floating sticky-notes: Floating sticky-notes are comments about an entire web page.

Anchored sticky-notes: Anchored sticky-notes are comments about highlighted text.

Tag: A tag is a keyword, term or description that is assigned, or that you assign, to a piece of information. A piece of information may have multiple tags.

I Can Statements

  • bookmark resources for easy retrieval with Diigo
  • share cloud bookmarks
  • assign keywords and descriptions to bookmarks
  • highlight objects
  • capture objects in a social bookmark
  • use anchored and floating sticky notes


1. Check with your teacher on which option you should follow. 

a. teacher created account or

b. student created account

a. Teacher created Diigo Account

Log in with a teacher created account if that is the option your teacher chose: Your teacher will provide you with a diigo account. Once you receive this information, go to and log in to your account.

a.  Click the Sign in button in the upper right corner of the screen.

b.  Enter your given username and password. Then click Sign in.

c.  Record your username and password in a safe location.

b. Student created Diigo account

Log in with a student created account if that is option your teacher chose: You will create your account. Go to and choose Sign up.

a.  Choose the free option.

b.  Create a username. Do not include your real name.

c.  Create a password. Make it powerful!

d.  Record your username and password in a safe location.

Step 2: Installing the Diigo extension

Next you are going to add the Diigo extension to your browser. Watch the following video that shows adding it to Chrome (extensions are available for other browsers as well).

Direct link to the video above.

Use the Diigo help site to learn how to install it into Firefox, Diigolet with all browsers, the iPhone, and a variety of additional tutorials.

Step 3: Saving and Tagging Bookmarks

Now you are going to learn how to save and tag bookmarks. Watch the following video

Direct link

Step 4: Highlight, annotate, and capture bookmarks

You are ready to highlight, annotate, and capture bookmarks. Watch the following video.

Direct link


Step 5: Sharing your bookmarks

Learn how to share your bookmarks by watching the video below.

Direct link

Completing this Quest

When you have created your account, added the Diigo extension, and learned how to use the toolbar you have completed this Quest. 

 Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap

3.Gold Diigo Student Checklist

Quizlet- Diigo Quiz


Competencies & Standards

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students
1. Empowered Learner
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

3. Knowledge Constructor
c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.