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Hi, folks.

My original request was for information on any web-based applications that would 
let me bookmark or highlight a particular part of a webpage.  A student who opened 
the page would see at once where to start reading.  

A couple LM_Netters also pointed out how useful it is for searchers to know about 
using the Edit: Find on this Page command in the Edit menu—this is a great thing 
for kids to know how to do. 

Applications with no download:

The application that looks most useful is Fleck, at  This service 
requires a login to annotate the webpages, but then generates a web address for the 
annotated page that could be part of a Webquest. I thought this site had lots of 
possibilities—imagine a student opening a page and seeing a little sticky note 
that says, “What does this paragraph tell you about the author’s biases? :-)  I 
had trouble opening the links in Firefox, though it worked in Internet Explorer. This site bills itself as a “social annotation” website that 
saves a clipped portion of a webpage that can be shared in a blog or by e-mail.  
Requires a login and password, though the webpage “clippings” can be shared by 
e-mail without a password.  (Blocked by my district's filter.)

Applications that require a download to work: 

There are two Firefox extensions that might work:  

Trailfire ( which lets you build a trail 
of comments through a webpage, and Dog Ears 
( which bookmarks a section of a page. 
These appear to be geared to the individual user, though, without a "sharing" 
aspect.  “MyStickies allows you to place little yellow squares of 
digital paper anywhere and everywhere you feel like in the whole wide web.”  The  
“stickies” show up when you revisit the page. It wouldn’t work  with a class 
assignment, because you have to have a login and password, but would be great when 
sharing a website with a whole class.  I did find that it slowed the loading of new 
pages in my browser, as new pages were “checked” by the application to see if 
there were any “stickies” that had to be loaded with the page.  

Chris Smith’s Shambles website has a comprehensive list of social bookmarking 

Thanks for all the help!


Anne-Marie Gordon
Library Media Specialist
National Board Certified Teacher
Livonia Primary School, Livonia, NY

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