Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Symbaloo - Visual Bookmarking Tool

Often times, we as teachers, want to save and share many links with students but sometimes students (especially younger ones) might have difficulty finding or accessing links online.  SYMBALOO is a great resource to help.

What is Symbaloo?

"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."

How to create your own Symbaloo Webmix/Page.

Just Click Create a Free account and log in with your school Google account 

From here you will see this (Home) screen

You can create your own "Webmix" (your own Symbaloo page) by clicking the plus sign on the top of the page

Name your page and then click ADD (or you can start the Quickstart)

 Editing Tiles

Once you have created your own page it will be blank.  To add tiles click on one and an "edit tile" tool bar will show up on the left.

Add the address of the website
Name you would like on the tile **DON'T FORGET TO CHECK IF YOU WANT TEXT TO SHOW**
If you want to add Color to the tile
Finally Choose (or Upload) an Image for the Tile

Quick Add Tiles 

To add tiles using the "Quick Add a Tile" method, right click on a tile (or on a chromebook, two finger click) and click "Quick Add a Tile".

Type in the URL (or paste the URL) in the Quick add tile 

Click Enter and your tile has been added to your page.

To Share Webmix

Click on the share button on the top of the page 

Click Share My Webmix

A Weblink will then be created that you can copy, share and paste on a webpage, GOOGLE CLASSROOM, etc.

Symbaloo and Tablets 

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