Bookmarking is probably the one of the most useful methods for gathering and storing a huge range of information. Of course the key is the ease of retrieving that content when needed. More importantly in a classroom, you know your bookmarks have been vetted – a starting point for research and deep questions.
Symbaloo – Education sits on a visual platform. You create a grid of tiles to launch the weblinks. It can also support RSS feeds (including class blogs – taking the tool into a whole new realm). Organization is through colour coded widget tiles, as well as using physical location on the board. Each ‘webmix’ theme is further grouped by tabs (like tabs that separate subjects in a binder). Webmixes can be shared online or email and made public/private. If you haven’t seen it, watch this video.
Click here for instructions on how to develop your own visual bookmarks using Symbaloo-Ed.