TEACH_WITH_TECH

March 2015

Symbaloo!

Raise your hand if you've ever taken a class to a lab and had more than half of them type in a web address incorrectly... over and over, and seriously, how can you misspell GOOGLE?!?  Symbaloo is cool web tool that lets you gather all of your links in one place.  Once you get your students to your Symbaloo page, all of the web resources you want them to use are a click away!

What is it?

Collect links in easy-to-use grids with Symbaloo.  After you create a free account, you make "web mixes" that are interactive sets of tiles.  Each tile is link to a webpage.  You can rearrange, update, edit, and add to your Symbaloo mixes.

This is my Symbaloo home page with all of my work links.

How can I use it?

  • Create a "start"  page for your class with links to sites your students need
  • Search other people's mixes to find links to useful sites
  • Collect links for projects, topics, special lessons, etc.
  • Make web mixes for yourself with links to lesson planning resources & other useful sites
  • Collaborate with your grade level or subject area team to gather shared resources
  • Have students create personalized learning menus

Get Started with Symbaloo

This video will walk you through the set-up process.

1. Create your free account

Go to Symbaloo.com and create a free account.

2. Create a new webmix

Click on the + button to make a new mix, then click the tiles to add links.  Click and drag to arrange.

3. Share with your students

Click the "Share" button to get a link to your mix.  You can share the link in Google Classroom, shorten the link with bit.ly or goo.gl to make it easier for students to type, or embed the mix into a webpage.

Symbaloo Resources Roundup

Elementary Science

Standards Alignment

Secondary Math

Teacher ISTE Standards

  • Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments

Students Technology TEKS, ISTE Standards

  • Communication and collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
  • Research and information fluency Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

Leave your questions and comments below!