Teacher Review For SymbalooEDU

Currate content for your classes by creating user friendly webmixes.

Joanna S.
Technology coordinator
Dike-New Hartford High School
Dike, IA
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
SymbalooEDU has saved hours of instructional time. Instead of having students have to type in website addresses or find the resources on their own, a webmix gives them a quick link to the content needed for class. In the elementary grades, we set browser homepages as With a SymbalooEDU webmix with the links they need to their most used resources. At upper levels we have students create webmixes of resources they use for learning specific concepts and share those with the other students in the class. Teachers will also embed Symbaloo webmixes on their websites.
My Take
SymbalooEDU is a user friendly website that allows teachers and students to curate content in user friendly boards called webmixes. Webmixes can be shared with others, set as home screens on computers, and embedded in websites. Setting up a basic SymbalooEDU webmix is easy. Finding the best resources can take some time to curate, but once collected, webmixes take the search time out of instruction time. Symbaloo works especially well with younger students and those who struggle with literacy. It's visual interface allow students to navigate to sites with a single click. As the Symbaloo community grows, so does the ease of adding tiles to webmixes.