Looking for a place to store and share resources with your students? LiveBinder might be the perfect Web 2.0 tool for you. LiveBinder is an online web resource that will help you organize online content, documents, pdf files, videos, images, and more. In 3 easy steps you can collect your resources, categorize and organize them to share them with your learners so that they can easily be used during your lessons. Students could even use LiveBinders to showcase their learning in projects they create.
To make your first LiveBinder create a free account and click the “Start a Binder” button. Begin adding links while you browse the web. LiveBinder makes it even more easy by having a Bookmarklet tool. After adding the button to your favorites toolbar all you have to do is click the “Live Binder It” button to add links to your binder. Learn how to use it by watching the How-To video.
There are a variety of ways to use LiveBinders. You can use it as a teaching tool, a student end product, or a way to share resources with your colleagues. The Evidence of Learning 2.0 LiveBinder by mikefisher821 is a jumping off point to software and web apps that teachers can use to facilitate authentic learning experiences. The Sample 6th Grade Book Report by Guru was created to show how you might have students use LiveBinder as part of a classroom lesson.
What might be some ways you are thinking about using LiveBinders in your classroom?
Carmen Marty & Brooke Higgins are eMINTS Instructional Specialists.