Teacher Review For LiveBinders

Livebinder gives students a "one-stop shopping" location from which to launch research.

Janine B.
Classroom teacher
San Elijo Middle School
San Marcos, CA
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Homework
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Students who need to research on a topic go to the Livebinder to access sources already screened by me. For instance, students doing a group project for a digital presentation would access the information in the Livebinder. If each person has a specific category to research within that given topic, there are category subfolders in the Livebinder already organized for this group task giving each student a specific place to focus when researching.
My Take
Livebinder is a great way to organize information for students to access so that they don't get bogged down in the "Google Search" nightmare which yields too many sources, some of which are not credible or relevant. It takes time, however, to set this up, so the project students would be on would need to merit the teacher set-up time investment.