It’s not secret that I’m a real fan of Symbaloo. I’ve talked about it before and have a number of webmixes tied to my account. My only challenge is writing about it and making sure that I spell it correctly. Two Ls or Two Os?
At times, I’ll explore the public webmixes for a number of reasons. I might add it to my own in a new tab or I’ll use it as an answer when someone asks “Can you recommend something for this…?” I like to encourage others to create their own. In the classroom, it’s a very functional and engaging way to direct students to appropriate and pre-selected resources.
For the well connected educator, it’s a great one stop portal to all of the things that might be happening in your classroom. You know – your wiki, your blog, student blogs, homework helper, YouTube page, … Anything that transports the class to where they need to be with a single click is great.
During my recent search, I came across this webmix. http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/computerlab4 It’s a collection of lab links for Oak Grove and Valley View”
Updated this summer, you can be relatively assured that all of the links are active.
For some, this may be too much on a single screen. For others, it might be just perfect since you’ll be directing students to one particular button during the lesson. It’s also a good answer to the parent question “What are some websites we could use at home with our child?”
Symbaloo is free; there is an educational version here; there’s an iOS version and an Android version.
There really aren’t any excuses to give it a try!
- Symabaloo Just for You! (flipperteach.com)
- Symbaloo – Fall Highlights (summitmediablog.wordpress.com)
- Bundled Content Deal by SymbalooEDU and other partners… (technologyfork12.wordpress.com)
- Recommended Apps (camarenafirstgrade.wordpress.com)
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