Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Top 10 Sites for Bookmarking and Annotating

Annotation is a summary made of information in a book, document, online record, video, software code or other information, "in the margin", or perhaps just underlined or highlighted passages (wikipedia). This is a very useful skill or tool to have that goes along w/ bookmarking, when it comes to managing information the web.

Top 10 sites for Bookmarking & Annotating
  1. Diigo - Excellent site for bookmarking and annotating w/ the ability to create student accounts, simply the best!!
  2. Delicioius - Probably the most popular bookmarking site on the web w/ lots of educators to be found!!
  3. iCyte - Similar to Diigo w/ the ability to annotate and then share or embed into a site.
  4. Rooh.It - A great way to highlight content on the web and then share w/ others and add comments!
  5. Digg - A popular way to bookmark w/ the ability to share w/ others, comment, and even generate a widget for a website.
  6. Trailmeme - An innovative site w/ a beautiful user interface for annotating web content and generating a unique user interface/path to follow.
  7. Jog the Web - Similar to Trailmeme and very user friendly (nice Web 2.0 jogs to follow!!).
  8. Pinboard - A very simple site to bookmark w/out all of the clutter that some of the more popular sites have. Also, works well w/ mobile devices!!
  9. School Noodle - A great way for teachers to bookmarks sites and then share these resources w/ other educators!!
  10. Krunchd - A nice way to take a collection of sites and create one unique URL for all of them.


  1. I'd also mention Diigo's ability to create social groups to discuss the sites, and the ability to view lists you have made as slideshows--great for visually recalling the pages.
    --Elizabeth Hanson-Smith

  2. You may want to give 19pencils.com a try. We're an educational ecosystem: a conglomeration of search, social bookmarking, online assessments, internet monitoring, and social media engagement – all working together to simplify and improve the educational process for both teachers and students.


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