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Students will need to be able to highlight certain portions of text in the online assessments.

Highlight Tool for Google Docs
Highlight Tool for Google Docs

Create customized highlighters.  Then use these various color highlighters to highlight selected text.  Export the highlighted text to separate documents by color or by sequence. (ES, MS, HS)

 

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Super Simple Highlighter for Google Chrome
Super Simple Highlighter for Google Chrome

Chrome Extension. Use the highlighter to highlight blocks of text within a document to save. (ES, MS, HS)

 


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Diigo
Diigo

Diigo is a social bookmarking website that allows users with accounts to bookmark and tag Web pages. With a Diigo account users can also highlight sections of articles and save the articles with the highlighting for later use. Another feature is the sticky note which users can create with their notes. (MS, HS)

To use Diigo to save bookmarks with highlighting:

  • Create an account.
  • Download the Diigo extension for Chrome or Firefox.
  • Navigate to an article you want to save.
  • Click on the extension icon at the top of your browser and choose Read and Annotate from the selections available
  • The article will be saved with your highlighting.

 


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Classroom Integration Ideas for Highlight
Classroom Integration Ideas for Highlight

(ES)  In a large group setting, demonstrate how students can highlight text in Kids InfoBits.   Type a search term in the box or use the topic search to locate an article.   Point out the tools on the right side of the screen which includes highlights and notes.   Select a portion of the article, then click on the word “Highlight” to open a palette of colors to use.  Choose a highlight color and the text will change to the color.  Click on the highlights and notes link on the side menu to see and view all highlights and notes or to add more notes.  The highlights only last for the session but they can be exported to Google Drive to use at a later date.

(ES)  For students in 4th and 5th grade, Storia includes a highlight feature to use while reading one of the ebooks in the collection.  As a large group, demonstrate to students where and how the tool is used in Storia.  At the top of each page, there is a highlight box.  Click on it to show the various colors that students can use to highlight particular words, phrases, or whole sections.

(MS, HS): Use INFOhio’s GO!  and World Book Student to practice highlight.  Go to www.infohio.org , scroll to the bottom of the quick links area and click on the link to Go! Ask, Act, Achieve under the Student column.    Under ACT, chose the link, “How to I Organize My Work?’    Click on the link to Diigo.   You will need to create an account to use Diigo.    Show students how to highlight text using an article from World Book Student.  Use the “highlight” tool on the Diigolet bookmarklet to select on of the text by dragging the mouse across the text.


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How to Use INFOhio Resources to Practice Highlight
How to Use INFOhio Resources to Practice Highlight

To use the Kids InfoBits to practice:

  • Go to INFOhio site.  Click on the Kids InfoBits box in the appropriate grade level or in the All Resources area.
  • If necessary, enter username and password.
  • Select the “Topic Search." or enter a search term in the box.
  • Locate an article or other information about your subject.
  • As you read the material, select a word, phrase or whole section to highlight by dragging your cursor across the selection. 
  • A box will pop-up on the screen with the words “Highlight” and “Notes”.  Click on “Highlight” and choose a color.   (ES)

Practice more by choosing other sections of the article to highlight.  If you logged into your Google account, you can export your highlights and notes with the link “Send to Google Drive” on the menu box.


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