Teacher Review for SymbalooEDU

Great organizational tool!

Jennifer O.
Classroom teacher
SHAPE American Middle School
APO, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, World Languages, English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used this product in my 5th grade class to support student learning both inside and outside the classroom. Because you can develop your own "web-mixes", Symbaloo really gives you the opportunity to personalize learning. The tiles are so easy to assign as well as add and subtract from. Because my class had a mix of ELL and high-level English speakers, this was a GREAT tool for differentiation!! I also use this to bookmark all my own education websites! The only thing that take a bit of time is getting used to adding media/sites to the tiles; the print on the tiles can also be hard to see sometimes but that's pretty easy to fix by zooming in!
My Take
I really like this product because it's so much more than a bookmarking tool! I love that it can be really personalized and it saves you time by allowing you to copy web mixes as well as look for other similar web-mixes that are on a similar topic. Really this is a very versatile tool! You can use it for a web quest or even as a place to collect a series of support material for an exam. You can even get your students to create their own web mixes and that's when it gets really interesting!!