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Organize your World with Symbaloo

symbalooSymbaloo is a grid of icons that link to various web addresses that you create, organize, and share. Use Symbaloo to organize and share the best of the web with your students.  Teachers can create a Symbaloo for an individual unit or lesson to provide students with links they will visit to find information or engage in learning. Symbaloo can keep students from visiting sites with unreliable information as teachers can control what students access for projects, units, or collaborative work.  For more advanced students, teachers can allow students to create their own symbaloo to house their resources.

Teachers can organize all resources in one place, encourage student-to-student communication, and promote innovation while maintaining simplicity.

Students can also create their own PLE (personal learning environment) by using Symbaloo to research, organize their coursework, or collaborate with their peers.  Learn more about Symbaloo EDU in this video.

Administrators can create Symbaloos for PLCs, faculty meetings, and parent and community resources to meet a variety of purposes.

Click here to access the Symbaloo users guide.

 

About Heather Mullins

Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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