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Visual Bookmarking for Resources

Mon, March 02, 2015 8:00 AM | Ranelle Maltas (Administrator)

There are a number of different sites you can use for saving links to favorite websites, such as diigo.com or delicious.com. I've already covered these in a previous post. Recently, I found a new way and, of course, I just have to share.


Symbaloo.com is a visual bookmarking tool for you to use in any web browser as your start page that lets you organize your sites and makes them available to you on any computer or mobile device. I used to save my links in the bookmarking (or favorites) folder or toolbar of my web browser. Trouble is, when I'm at a different computer, I don't have them available to me. This is why I've used diigo or delicious in the past. Symbaloo lets you create an account for you to login and no matter where you are, you can have your bookmarks.


The reason I like it is because it is so simple. I love the visual aspect as well. It's easy to get started and use as well as move and organize my bookmarks. I can create a "webmix" or tab for topics to help organize my stuff. I use one webmix for all my UNL-related sites, one for computer training resources, one for personal stuff, etc.


As I began to really get into this, I found you can share your webmixes. What this means for training and education is that you can create a webmix of resources or training and make it available for others. Not only can you have a webmix of links to websites, you can also have a webmix of RSS feeds. Here is the webmix I created for Tech Tools for Teaching. Enjoy!

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