Occasionally, you may have an assignment that requires online research. To help you find exactly what you’re looking for, Mr. Loftus has created a list of websites (called Diigo) for your class that gives information about subjects in physical education. The links on this list are called bookmarks. Anyone can view these bookmarks and use this list (you do not need to sign-in).
Terms to Know
When you click on the link to our Diigo Group, you’ll be brought to a webpage that looks like this:
This is a list of web pages and sites Mr. Loftus has already collected for you. The links are called bookmarks. This list is titled, “Mr. Loftus’ PE”.
Below the list-name (Mr. Loftus’ PE) are bookmarks. These are links to websites. Under each bookmark will be
- The site’s web address (green);
- Some boxes (light-blue) with a word or two in them. These are tags;
- Who shared it and when (Mr. Loftus, of course); and
- A couple boxes with sentence segments in them. These are annotations.
When you click on a bookmark, it will open a new window with that page. Once there, you can read and explore and learn the answer to the questions you were asked. Write down the web address (the URL) of that page you use to put in your journal entry or paper. If you don’t do this, it’s cheating!
The list of bookmarks continues down the page in reverse order of when I added them to the list.
Some of the bookmarks may not be useful to your research, while others are very useful! How can you decide which is which? Tags.
Tags are important! Using a few words, they describe what the bookmark is all about. The annotations are also important: they are quotes from the website itself. Perhaps you can use them in your research?
How to Use Tags
On the right side of the page (you may need to scroll down a little) is a list of the Top-10 tags of all the bookmarks.
You can click on any one of the tags to see only those sites in the list that have to do with that tag! It’s similar to a library’s card catalog! Clicking the View All link will show all the tags of our list, not just the top-10.
So if you only want to see those bookmarks that have to do with “physical fitness”, you click on the “physical fitness” tag. The page will re-load showing only those bookmarks! Pretty cool, huh?
That’s it. That’s how to use mrloftuspe.com’s online research for class.