Category: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT Audience: ALL
Difficulty: LOW Setup Time: SHORT
Tools Needed: COMPUTER Website: www.symbaloo.com
Description: “Symbaloo is a visual bookmarking tool that makes it simple and fun to organize the best of the web. You have all your favorite websites at your fingertips. With an account you can access your bookmarks from everywhere with any device and share your online resources with others.”

Symbaloo is, in a nutshell, a bookmark website. Bookmarks, called “tiles” are arranged on the page with small photo icons and can be grouped by tabs, sections, and colors, allowing for quick access. Share these bookmarks with your students, so that they can quickly access quizzes, online textbooks, or other web resources quickly, saving valuable instruction time.

Granted the PRO upgrade that is free for teachers is not as good as the PRO+, which is available for a price, it does offer the ability to find resources that can be helpful in the classroom quickly and easily. For more information about possibly upgrading to PRO+ please check out: Symbaloo PRO+

Highlights:

  • Webmixes – Save time and find new resources quickly! Other teachers have created and shared “webmixes”, which hold grade level, or even subject specific bookmarks that you can use! Simply search for the term you want, such as “Science”, “2nd Grade”, etc and find preconfigured tabs that are ready to use immediately.
  • Sharing – Share your own webmixes with your students, or with your colleagues to help collaborate student learning objectives.
  • Visualization – One of the key features to Symbaloo is its layout. Organized by colors, images, and sections creates an easy way to quickly locate and access desired pages without getting lost with menus and sub-menus found in the drop downs of bookmark bars.