Hello everyone! I have been enjoying my Spring Break, and I can't believe it is already Wednesday! I have been trying my best to stay away from my computer, but today I brought it out again, I think I'm addicted! While creating some new goodies, I thought about something I'd learned in the past few months that might be worth sharing with my blog friends!
How many of you have tons of bookmarks and favorites on your internet browser? And that's just the one at school. Of course, you have to have them at home also. If you're like me, you may have went through a few computers at school, and you tend to lose your bookmarks and favorites, especially if you get the blue or black screen of death. This is where Symbaloo comes in, which is lifesaver!
Symbaloo is a website where you can store all of your bookmarks online, so that you can have access to them at school and at home.
It stores them all into one convenient place. You can create what they call webmixes, and you can name each one. The picture above shows a webmix of K-2 websites that another teacher has compiled, which you can follow if they allow their webmix to be shown publicly. You can also create a webmix that features those great teacher created sites and pages that we visit on a daily basis to add to our curriculum. It is also great for younger ages, because we know that our children can have a difficult time typing an address into the address bar, etc. This can be the homepage, and the students can easily click on the picture, because only so many shortcuts to websites can be placed on the desktop.
This is one of my webmixes, which I am currently working on! You can also use a webmix for a unit study, with links to different types of media such as webquests, videos, etc., that your children can visit. The webmix in the picture below is all about dolphins.
There are two options to starting with Symbaloo. There is Symbaloo, and SymbalooEDU. I've heard that in some schools SymbalooEDU can be blocked by the filters, so some teachers are having to use Symbaloo.
I am totally excited about this, because I bookmark a lot of things, and my favorites bar is completely full! Let me know what you think!
Talk to you later!