Technology for Teaching

Social Bookmarking

Social bookmarking is the practice of saving bookmarks to a website accessible by others and “tagging” them with keywords. Social bookmarking is particularly useful when collecting a set of resources that are to be shared with others such as PBL groups, project groups, etc.


Diigo is a social bookmarking tool allowing the users individually or collaboratively gather, tag, organize and share resources, research, websites, images and more. Diigo Groups allow for team-based research to be shared privately (among the group) or publicly (with the world).


Zotero allows users to collect research in a single, searchable interface. Zotero also allows users to create and join research groups. Each group can share its own research library, complete with files, bibliographic data, notes, and discussion threads.


The following are a list of references about the use of social bookmarking in teaching and learning.

*Tools that appear with an asterisk are commonly used at the Geisel School of Medicine