Symbaloo is a curation tool for visually organizing your favorite websites and documents. Instead of searching through a long list of bookmarks, Symbaloo allows you to design webmixes, using tiles, that include images and text. You can choose to color-code the backgrounds and group items together.
Comparing Symbaloo to Pearltrees, another curation tool, I would suggest that Symbaloo is more accessible for students who struggle. The color-coding and visual structure of Symbaloo tiles feels more organized and linear - important for students who may experience attention or organizational difficulties.
I had the chance to play with Symbaloo and found it very intuitive, and quickly developed this Symbaloo - an iPad app teaser.
- Set up a webmix for a web quest
- Provide access to your substitute teacher of all websites and documents they might need
- Develop a webmix for the Common Core Standards relevant to your students
- Gather your favorite math sites for student independent practice time
- Students can create a webmix related to a research project
- Show parents various resources and sites for homework help.
How are you using it?