Back in the winter I participated in a three day technology integration workshop. One of the tools that the instructor shared with us was a new site he discovered, Symbaloo. I have used both Delicious and Diigo for a while and did not need another social bookmarking account.
But, this was a bit different. I liked the visual layout of the site and how I can make different Webmixes (think pages) for each topic or subject. “Humm” I thought to myself. “This may be useful in my classroom.” After playing around with it for a bit I saved it on my bookmark tab and there it sat.
Now that Symbaloo and the Den got together and made their offer of SymballoEdu for us STAR DEN members. I thought I would give it a more in-depth look around. My vertict now? I REALLY like it! I still like how I can build a webmix for each content area. The ability to post/link/save multi-media on a webmix is very nice and useful. I like how my students can access this from home, the library, the lab, etc. I know that I have just scratched the surface of what I can do with Symbaloo when it comes to my students.
I have been watching the video tutorials and participating in the Symbaloo Certification program. If you complete the “course” they will gift you an additional 6 months to reward you for becoming a brand ambassador for SymbalooEDU. Thanks Symbaloo!