Archive for September, 2010
Symbaloo is proud to announce the official launch of SymbalooEDU, a dedicated version for teachers and students. SymbalooEDU was created with the input of educators. SymbalooEDU comes with the ability to embed various web 2.0 tools from across the internet. Tools like Google Docs, Flickr, Slideshare, TeacherTube and more are now fully functional from within SymbalooEDU, making it a safe environment for students to gather resources and store the media onto an eportfolio.
Wendy Drexler, educational researcher and former K12 teacher who recently worked with over one hundred 7th grade science students shared that “SymbalooEDU is truly a tool that can empower students and if applied with teacher support, can facilitate digital literacy skills and support life long learning.” Randy Hollinger, middle school science instructor says, “Our students use SymbalooEDU to organize their networked tools and websites, save their work online as an eportfolio and then share their portfolios with one another for peer review…a great tool to teach your kids how to be a networked learner.”
SymbalooEDU comes with new possibilities of school branding, default content customization and webinars, for teachers who would like to know more about integrating other web 2.0 tools with SymbalooEDU. We encourage all teachers to participate in helping contribute and improve SymbalooEDU’s content and usability.
Please visit SymbalooEDU to get started today!
Today we are extremely excited to introduce our latest feature, the ability to embed other online applications such as YouTube videos, Flickr photos, Google Docs and more on Symbaloo. We have been discussing how we can make Symbaloo more fun and easy to use. Our team all came up with the same conclusion: why should Symbaloo users have to navigate to so many different sites just to enjoy their favorites? Here are the list of current applications that you will be able to embed on Symbaloo:
- google docs
- google video
- yahoo video
On this page you learn how to embed on Symbaloo.
Here are a few examples of webmixes that have been created using these new embed features. The first one is about online fun stuff and the other is on the dolphin. We’d love to see how you use the new embed features on your Symbaloo, share them here in our comments or our Twitter and Facebook. Is your favorite site not a part of the list? Reply with a comment listing the application and we will look into whether or not it is possible to embed.
This is just the start of the embed possibilities. We will continue adding more applications to our list of embed options, making your Symbaloo function even better.
We love using Symbaloo on our iPhones or iPads, but opening the browser and typing the url over and over again can be too time consuming. So here’s a little guide that explains how to bookmark Symbaloo on your iPhone or iPad screen. It’s just 3 simple steps, explained in the images below.