am passionate about, I thought of many that I use on a daily basis. If these
tools went away, I would be lost and would have to find a substitute. The
tools I use daily are Symbaloo, Twitter, all things Google including Google+,
Jing, and many others. The one that I find to be the most helpful specifically for content curation is Symbaloo. If you are not familiar with Symbaloo, it is a way to organize your resources and bookmarks on any device at any time. It is free for individual use, easy to use, and you’ll never lose a bookmark again!
allows me to quickly and efficiently get to all the websites that I need to visit daily. I also have the Symbaloo app on my iPad and iPhone so I can access all my bookmarks at any time. Symbaloo allows the user to create multiple ‘webmixes’ which are set as new tabs across the top.
share your resources with others by clicking on the share link. You can add tiles directly from your Symbaloo page or can add it from a bookmarker that you can install as a plug-in on the browser. Here is a blog post that explains how to use the bookmarker. There is also a Symbaloo gallery with thousands of webmixes
that other educators have developed. If you find a board you want to use, all you have to do is click on ‘Start using this webmix’and it will add to your tabs across the top. There are so many uses for Symbaloo:
- Personal bookmarks
- Professional development sites for
- Classroom websites for students and parents to
- Special project or units like poetry or
- Conference presentation webmix with all resources
- Favorite blogs webmix
- Read this later –
webmix for research articles, whitepapers, news
- Your ideas?
into as it has so many possibilities. Please feel free to use the eDESK Resource Symbaloo and connect with me on Twitter @evolvewithkim to let me know how you are using Symbaloo.
Kim Hendrick, eLearning & Marketing Specialist for the Indiana Online Academy, is a dynamic educator, consultant, & professional development provider with over twenty three years of professional experience in facilitating, project management, presenting and training delivery at both a local and national level, specializing in the K-12 market. She has facilitated professional learning opportunities to hundreds of teachers throughout Indiana and across the nation through videoconferencing, web and face to face instruction. Her passion is technology and she is very knowledgeable in web 2.0 applications, social media, and elearning. Kim’s expertise has helped schools on the planning, implementation and integration of elearning, videoconferencing, and 21st century skills into the curriculum. She developed and maintains the Digital Essential Skills & Knowledge (eDESK) website as part of the professional learning opportunities offered through the Central Indiana Educational Service Center (CIESC) and co-developed the CIESC Technology Leadership Certification (TLC) #ciesctlc which launched in January 2014. Kim presented at many local conferences including HECC, ICE, IASP, CELL, and many of the IDOE Summer of eLearning Conferences. She serves on the marketing and professional development teams for the national Virtual School Leadership Alliance, is a member of the Midwestern committee for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), and belongs to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). Kim now serves on the Indiana Department of Education eLearning Leadership Cadre (eLLC) with other leaders around the state. You can find out more about Kim on her website evolvewithkim.com or follow her on Twitter @evolvewithkim.