We have our library collection in the library and online organized within Follett's Destiny Library Manager. It connects our school community to the books, eBooks, databases, and eResources that students, teachers, and others needs.
We even catalog student work such as this awesome eBook created with FlipSnack by our 4th graders, I Spy Van Meter.
Our online library also holds a special place within our library and school.
We connect everyone to dozens of digital tools and social networks. I use Symbaloo to organize this part of our online community. Symbaloo is a beautiful visual social bookmarking tool that we use on our laptops, iPads, and other devices.
All of our students in kindergarten through 12th grade use Symbaloo to find and organize the resources we all use; as do parents, teachers, and others within and outside of our community.
This year I merged the two together by adding the main Symbaloo webmix for the elementary and secondary to each Destiny's home page.
It was super simple to do and I wanted to share the directions with all of you. You can also watch the tutorial above where I tell how to do this.
You will see "Edit Page" in the upper right hand corner.
Click on that button.
You will click on the tiny pencil way to the right of that first line.
This will take you into "Edit" of that Introductory Text.
Within the "Body" is where you want to paste the HTML for your Symbaloo webmix to include on the Destiny homepage.
But first, you have to go grab that Symbaloo HTML.
Elementary Symbaloo webmix, which is the starting point for our young learners.
Click on that button, copy the HTML, and then go back to the Destiny Introductory Text page.
The other great thing.....Since it is an embedded Symbaloo webmix, everytime it is updated or changed, it will automatically update within Destiny too.
It is just that easy! And one more way to bring your library and school together online.