Tuesday Tech Tidbit--9/23/14

A quick look at great technology to make your life easier

LiveBinders

LiveBinders is a website that is like a virtual 3-ring binder. You can keep organize all of your resources in one place. You can collaborate, organize and share with others in your department.


It works like web folders in a 3-ring binder. You can create as many as you would like, you can share them with the world or keep them private.

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10 Great Ways that Educators are Using LiveBinders

It is so much fun to go to the LiveBinders site and see all the new ways that educators are using LiveBinders to curate content. Every day that I go to the site I see a new interesting binder, so I thought it would be great to highlight some great examples in this post:


  1. ePortfolios - I think Jackie Gerstein created one of the first ePortfolios on LiveBinders and it continues to be one of the best:

    Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

  2. Computer Lab - Are you always finding more sites that you want to share in the computer lab? If you keep them in a LiveBinder, the students will always have access to your latest finds, like this one created by ‘dboyd':

    Student Internet Sites

  3. Administration - Sometimes there is an event at school (like state testing) where the information changes constantly. In this case, it is helpful to have all relevant information in one place, where everybody can access it. This binder from ‘mstoraasli’ is a great example:

    PLAN Testing Info 2009

  4. Library - This is a great Library Media Center binder from ‘joquetta’ who has clearly done an excellent job organizing all this information:

    Library Media Center Milford Mill Academy

  5. Student Assignments - One class grouped together all of their drawings in a LiveBinder for an interesting puzzle cube assignment:

    Brandon’s Puzzle Cube

  6. Collecting things to read - How do you organize all those great links from tweets so that you can find them later when you need them? Mary Johnson organized her reading material in this LiveBinder and was kind enough to make it public so that the rest of us can read these great articles, too:

    Professional Reading

  7. Preparing for lessons - ‘xmath’ put together this great binder for teaching kids about upcoming Veteran’s Day:

    Veterans Day Resources

  8. Posting course materials - This binder on the “Introduction to Internet” from ‘peterclearly’ organizes all the course materials neatly into tabs and subtabs:

    Introduction to Internet LF2547

  9. Sharing resources - A group of 25 teachers were all collecting separate links. By using the same account, they combined all their links into one binder, so they could quickly gain access to all the latest sites.

    Social Media and Web 2.0 Web Sites

  10. Best resources on a subject - Teresa McGee’s ‘Leonardo da Vinci’ binder, Colleen Young’s ‘Wordle – educational uses’ Binder, and Sheeler’s Edgar Allan ‘Poe’ binder are all excellent examples of collecting the best resources on a subject:

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Wordle – educational uses

    Poe

Here are some more examples.


-From the LiveBinders Blog

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Stop by the library or email me with questions. If you are totally lost, I would be happy to help you get started.