Symbaloo - a great classroom tool for all ages

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Symbaloo - a great classroom tool for all ages

  1. 1. Symbaloo a great classroom tool for all age groups By Fiona Beal
  2. 2. What is Symbaloo?
  3. 3. How does it work?
  4. 4. Sign up at http://edu.symbaloo.com Sign up here
  5. 5. Fill in your details
  6. 6. You’ll be sent an email to verify your email address
  7. 7. You’ll be taken to your home page Click on Add a webmix
  8. 8. Start your own webmix now – give it a name and press Add
  9. 9. Click on the first tile Click on the first tile
  10. 10. A box appears. Click on Click here to create your own tile
  11. 11. Fill in the details
  12. 12. The finished product Start a new tile Start another tile
  13. 13. These can be moved around
  14. 14. The end result http://edu.symbaloo.com/mix/30daysofwebtools
  15. 15. Watch a YouTube video tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzZ6SWU7ceI&feat ure=youtu.be
  16. 16. You can share other people’s webmixes
  17. 17. e.g. National Geographic e-books
  18. 18. Just Dance videos
  19. 19. Copying the actions…
  20. 20. Lovely selection from Kinderchat Click on one
  21. 21. My favourites… • Kinderchat collection • Matt Gomez’s collection • Matt Gomez’ Favourite Videos for Brain Breaks, Transitions and Indoor Recess
  22. 22. Classroom uses of Symbaloo
  23. 23. Sharing the sites others have created • You can find out what other Symbaloo users are doing and learn from them using the easy Share and Gallery options. As a teacher • You can create a starter page of Internet sites for your students to use on a project – or your students can create their own. • Symbaloo opens its tiles in a new window so that the original always remains as a reference point. It can be used really well with webquests. As a teacher you can save your favourite tools so that they are always handy for you to use. • You can use it like I did as an Index post for a number of blog posts you have created around a topic. • I love the way this teacher uses Symbaloo in his kindergarden class. http://mattbgomez.com/just-dance-video-webmix/ • This music teacher searches out YouTube videos and Discovery Education information to supplement the classroom content and stories them on a Symbaloo mix • Matt Gomez shows how he manages his Symbaloo account • Use if for collecting typing sites for the students to practise their typing skills. • Sharing appropriate links for assignments, research, additional info related to a topic of study, etc. • Teacher homepage providing students (and parents) with one stop access to a classroom web site, info and/or resources
  24. 24. As a student • Observe this Grade 7 student showing what she does with Symbaloo • Electronic portfolio for students to showcase knowledge and/or digital projects (stories, movie trailers, presentations, etc.)
  25. 25. Thank you

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