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Paige Moretz
Good Point!
Wed Jul 10, 2013 22:37
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Natalie,

I think that these websites can really assist in making our lives more organized and our lessons more efficient. I think a combination of different social bookmarking sites (like Diigo and Pinterest) would be best to keep professional articles and teaching websites separate from student resources and things you want to use during lessons.

I definitely think you could use Pinterest in the way you described. Someone suggested to me making each student a board. I think that's a great idea. You could also make each unit a board, or you could have students create boards for characters in stories, etc..

  • A different Thought about helping the TEACHER - Natalie Kabel, Wed Jul 10 16:23
    As I Have been reading all of these ideas, one thing I haven't read (unless I missed it) was how to use social bookmarking to make OUR life easier!! I think I'm going to start using one of these to... more
    • Yes it is!! - Karie Steelman, Thu Jul 11 00:00
      I am so excited about my new class website and how much of a time saver it will be. Every morning I opened up files and websites just like you. I would also email myself websites I liked, so then I... more
    • Re: A different Thought about helping the TEACHER - Brittany McDaniel, Wed Jul 10 23:43
      I ran into this situation this past year also. There were so many things I needed pulled up to start the day that it would take me 30 minutes to get everything. I eventually started saving everything ... more
    • Good Point! - Paige Moretz, Wed Jul 10 22:37
    • I like this idea of organizing websites, if you can pin them. I guess today, most websites you can because Pinterest is so big. I am going to try it. I am definitely adding my pinterest boards to my... more
      • Anonymous is Me - Rebecca Bond, Wed Jul 10 22:24
        Typed message and forgot to fill in author
    • Re: A different Thought about helping the TEACHER - Lindsay Aaron, Wed Jul 10 21:07
      Natalie! That is why you need a symbaloo. I have a graduate school section, work section, home section!!! It's awesome!!! You need to get one! It's really user friendly!! My symbaloo is my homepage.... more
      • Re: A Different thought about helping the TEACHER - Natalie Kabel, Thu Jul 11 13:43
        Lindsay, you are making me want to go now and make a symbaloo account. I haven't done it yet but I think I might have to. Have you found that it has made your life easier? Is it better than pinterest?
        • SYMBALOO - aaronlp, Thu Jul 11 13:46
          It has made my life easier as whole. I even have all the sites I use to pay bills linked on the symbaloo. It is different that Pinterest. I use pinterest to find neat ideas. I use Symbaloo to keep up ... more
          • Re: Symbaloo - Natalie Kabel, Thu Jul 11 13:53
            Is there a way to find others on Symabloo so I can see how someone's account it set up? I'd love to look at it more!
            • Re: Symbaloo - Lindsay Aaron , Thu Jul 11 22:36
              Yes. You can add Symbaloos created by other people to your Symbaloos account. My county has a common core Symbaloos for reading and math. I have added theirs to my account. There are also tons of... more
      • Cool use of Symbaloo - Robyn Pickering, Wed Jul 10 23:38
        That's a really great idea Lindsey. Just today while looking around I saw a teacher who had all of her resources sites put together on a symbaloo page. Up until this point, I've tried to put short... more
        • Symbaloo - Myra Leonhardt, Thu Jul 11 01:41
          We had a workshop on symbaloo and I have wanted to organize my sites on it! one of my friends uses it daily. Reading your comments inspires me to make it happen.
      • Interested - Rebecca Bond, Wed Jul 10 22:55
        I have heard of Symaloo and contemplated looking into it. Now, you have got me interested in it again, I am going to definitely going to look at it now. Having all websites on one screen is appealing.
    • I do this! - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 16:39
      I sort of do this. I use pinterest to pin ideas or resources I want to use in the classroom. Then I got to work and pull up whatever it is I pinned. I don't do it for everything but I do it for a lot ... more
      • Re: I do this - Natalie Kabel, Wed Jul 10 17:17
        When you do this do you have it labeled for each day of the week? Is there a certain way that you have this organized? I 'd love more information!
        • It depends - lohrmk, Wed Jul 10 19:29
          Usually, I just label it for whatever the purpose is. So, like if I'm using it for writing, I pin it there and then I just go and open it up. So, I do it by subject matter. I hadn't thought of doing... more
          • RE: It depends - Natalie Kabel, Wed Jul 10 20:47
            Thanks! I really liked the idea. I might try it for next year
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