My Digital Life

Annotation, Sticky, To Dos

3. My Digital Life

You selected one of the tools in the Column A to explore.

  1. Explore the key features of the tool(s)
  2. Think about and discuss how the tool might play on your own personal strengths and support your productivity.
  3. Now add the name of the tool you explored in the Cool Tools section of your 3. Planning Document to rate it and brainstorm ideas of how it can be used.

This category includes Onenote, Diigo, Hypothesis, saving to a pdf, and iPad apps.


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Using Onenote Tutorials for Students, Teachers and Administrators OneNotein education
Top 10 tips for Students & Teachers  OneNote Tips
Microsoft Video Tutorials getting started Tutorials

Diigo as an annotation tool

Diigo V5: Collect and Highlight, Then Remember!

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Use it to annotate an online PDF document within Chrome: Install the extension, click on the Annotate button at the upper right corner of the PDF, and select text to highlight or add a sticky note to. Tutorial webpage
How to install Diigolet for all browsers Getting started help
Diigo General Library of tutorials Diigo Help - a Chrome extension, or bookmarklet for other browsers

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This is an extension that lets you discuss, take notes, collaborate and organize your research. Quick Start Guide
Annotation tips for students using

Tips for annotations


Saving a webpage to a pdf to have the resource available off-line and to be able to highlight text in it.
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Using Chrome: Select the menu button (three lines or dots on the top right) and select Print. Locate the Destination and select Save as PDF.  


On a Mac: With the browser window selected select the File menu, select the Print option, Look near the bottom of the window for PDF with a blue drop-down arrow and select it.  
Apple mobile device:  Use the Share button at the top of the toolbar (box with an arrow coming out). Tap it and view the options. You can email it to yourself, or select print and save to PDF.  
Web sites that help with save to PDF. Copy the URL and paste it into the box provided to convert it.

Webpage to PDF



Use Markup on your iPhone or iPod touch from your built-in toolbox.


Apps for the iPad to annotate with and to share ideas like a digital whiteboard.

Seesaw for students as young as 5.  
Markup - free annotation for iPad  
Explain Everything  


This row features Trello and Padlet

Trello has boards, lists, and cards to organize and prioritize your work into visual boards

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Tips for using Trello by a student Blog on Trello
Organize your life with Trello template  Lifehacker site


Padlet an easy to use tool to save links, posts, images, things to remember.

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Supports almost every file type, creates a great visual and has apps Padlet features
30 ways to use Padlet in the classroom  30 tips
Sharing a Padlet  Padlet help

Google Keep, Microsoft To Do's, Google Tasks

Taking notes and creating to-do lists are very helpful to keep on track in school and home too. Google and Microsoft both have note-taking and list tools that are stand-alone or can be used with their other applications. 

Prioritizing your To Do Lists and Time Management

Organizing your Desk GCFglobal Web resource
Time Management Mindtools article


Google Keep is both on the web and mobile devices to capture notes and lists, and you can record a voice memo to have it transcribed by Keep. Use your Google account to access Keep. 

Use Keep as a stand-alone app or access it through Calendar or Gmail to take and keep track of your notes. It offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio.

Google Keep website

A Students's How-To! Get started (5 minute video tutorial) Ten Handy Features of Google Keep video


Microsoft To Do's

Microsoft to-dos are easy to create through a free Microsoft account and can be accessed through a PC or mobile device. If you have a Microsoft account through your school, use it to access the application. The application allows you to create tasks, reminds, due dates and even add files to your task. 

Create daily tasks for yourself and check them off when complete Microsoft To-D0 website
What's New With Microsoft to-do in 2019 Video How to Get Started using Microsoft to-do


Google Tasks

Google Tasks is integrated into many of your Google applications to help you set tasks and complete them on time. Use your Google account to access Tasks.

Just click and type to add new tasks, set due dates or add notes, and check them off as they are completed on any device.  Google Tasks can be found in Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, or a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
The 7-Minute Guide to Using Google Tasks Top 5 Google Task Tips Video