And of course I love how Symbaloo is also a social network....we can share the webmixes with one another and add them to our own account as well.
We have used it at Van Meter in different classes and there have been students that have used it personally, bu this year I wanted to integrate it even more into our school community.
I have created a Symbaloo Webmix called "VM Library Resources" (the image of the webmix is above). The webmix contains the Van Meter Library Site, Destiny, Mackin VIA, and the Iowa AEA Online Resources like Britannica, iClipArt, and CultureGrams. There are reading sites, Web 2.0 tools, digital citizenship sites like Professor Garfield and NetSmartz, and lots of fun websites for our students.
Not only did I share it with our school community in emails, teacher newsletters, the Van Meter Library VOICE and Van Meter Schools Facebook pages, and on the Van Meter Library Google Site, I also set it for the homepage on all of the desktops in the computer lab. It was the perfect place to teach my students about Symbaloo and how it worked.
And they all loved it! The students thought it was fun, easy to use, and had lots of suggestions for new tiles.
The next step....helping the teachers get their classroom computers set up with Symbaloo as their homepage. I have already met with the kindergarten teachers and they have even created their own webmixes that they are adding resources to.Symbaloo...A Fun Way To Search, Bookmark, and Share Your Favorite Sites.
And below is the VM Library Resources webmix....
which is easy to embed with the HTML code included on each one.
Have fun trying out our webmix and create one of your own.