You will research information on Global Warming for a Presentation Project.
Your first step is to identify useful sites for your research.

Lesson 1

There are different opinions on this topic and some scientists don't agree on the causes of global warming.
Take a look at some of the sites in the Google Custom Search below. Identify two sites that offer opposing opinions on the topic.

Google Custom Search

Questions for Consideration

Copy and paste these questions and record your answers in your Google Doc for the project. Be ready to defend your answers.

1. Are these sites reliable?
How do you know if they are or aren't reliable?

2. What exactly are the authors' points of view?

3. Do they back up their ideas with evidence that can be verified elsewhere?

4. Do you agree, disagree, need to find out more...?

Lessons 2-4

Learning Intentions: Add bookmarks, create and join groups, search bookmarks, utilise the toolbar, annotate and generate reports, create lists.

We are going to share your ideas from last lesson from your Google Docs.


We will be using Diigo bookmarking tool to save the sites you think are useful for the project.

Watch the video below to learn more about how Diigo works.

Social Bookmarking and Research with Diigo

Creating the Account

You next need to create your diigo accounts for KS3. Please use a combination of your real first name and the first letter of your last name for your user name (You may need to add a few numbers to it if it is already in use.) Use your avatar names to fill in the first and last name for these accounts, and type your school email address in the appropriate box.

You will be working in Diigo for the next two lessons.
In this lesson please create your account, download the toolbar (Firefox, Safari or Chrome) join the group, and begin bookmarking the web resources you plan on using.

Click on
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Then fill in the information below.
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Your Group

Join your Diigo research group. I will be accepting you during the first second half of the lesson.
Once you have joined the group and been accepted, you can click on My Groups it should show up.

Class of 2019 please click here to join your group.

Toolbars for Browsers

You can download a toolbar for most browsers. It will be a bit different depending on what browser you are using. Take a look at
the pictures below.


Google Chrome
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Most of you will use Google Chrome for this activity and should already have the Diigo Extension installed.
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If not go to the Chrome Web store
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and install it.
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Motzilla Firefox


Setting it Up
  1. Create your individual account at Diigo
  2. Drag install the Digo Toolbar in FireFox
Click Allow

  1. Search out 2 relevant websites..use basic boolean search strategies..
  2. Highlight areas of interest, choose the snapshot option if appropriate (pdf,photos etc)


3. Right click on the page and use sticky notes to annotate it.


4. Add a brief summary of the information as a comment and add them to your group, as well as a list for your topic.

Take a moment and add your own ideas to the Comments one other source that belongs to the groupcomment_site.png

Consider the following Questions when reading and commenting on the work of others:

  1. How will this information help our group to better understand this article?
  2. What makes this information important enough to draw attention to?
  3. Will my group want to find this information again quickly when we are working on our final products? Why?

Try ending your comment with a questions to keep the conversation going.
(Questions adapted from Digitally Speaking)

You will be working on searching for, evaluating and collecting for the project over the next two lessons.

Creating the Presentation

We will be using Google Drive to create our presentations. Please go to the Google Drive Presentation Lesson.