Anyone else feel like they might lose it if they hear one more crazy word used to describe the latest technology or professional development tool?
Well…not to push you over the edge, but are you using Symbaloo???
Symbaloo is sort of like Pinterest but without the recipes! Symbaloo provides a way to bookmark and organize digital resources…basically anything with a URL.
Click HERE for a sample of one of my Symbaloo Webmixes that organizes my publications.
With Symbaloo, resources (URLs) can be embedded into what is called a webmix. Each webmix contains tiles, and each tile can easily be color coded and tagged with a web address.
You can even create tiles that direct traffic to additional webmixes.
This particular webmix (the one you can access by entering your name and email above) contains 100s of resources on the following topics:
- Quality professional development and learning
- Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and social emotional learning (SEL)
- Tiered/differentiated professional development
- Hyflex models of delivery
- Five moments of need model
- Flipped learning
- Contemplative practices
- PPT resources
- Tech strategies/guides resources
- Podcast and social media resources
- Compare Video Conferencing resources
- Direct links to tech tools that may be useful
I use Symbaloo webmixes to meet the three primary goals when I’m delivering professional development and learning opportunities.
- To engage in flipped learning with participants…this allows them to access online content before our f2f or even synchronous gathering.
- To organize resources that I find myself sharing with most of my coaching clients….this is an easy way to continue sharing and/or update without having to email everyone.
- To create interactive learning activities for online or onground PD…this is an easy way to share resources for a cooperative learning activity among participants, even those at different locations.
How have you used Symbaloo? Come on over to FB and share your ideas! And don’t forget to request access to my Symbaloo dedicated to supporting adult learners.