8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 30, 2012 4:08 PM by lsrdhunter@msn.com

    Live binders

    deafteach

      SO, since my last webinar about using technology with Special populations. One of the items discussed was an Internet tool that I am quickly beginning to love, livebinders.com.  This is a place where you can group all the sites that are researched when putting together a unit. I use the Internet for almost everything, and I have a thousand bookmarks. I am continually frustrated that my book marks do not travel from computer to computer.  Livebinders allows me to make a binder for a specific reason, and then put all that I researched into that binder.  I am loving this site.  Here is an example of my first binder. I am teaching young students for an enrichment program and we are focusing on sequencing. I went on line and found various sites that related to sequencing, and put the information in my binder.               http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_or_edit?id=409587


      Has anyone else used live binders? What do you think?  Can you share a binder that you have made?

        • Re: Live binders
          lsrdhunter@msn.com

          Here is a great binder on Apps for Gifted and High-Ability Learners- http://www.livebinders.com/play/present?id=379477

           

          I also use Microsoft One Note to capture text, images, video and audio notes in a notebook that has tabs similar to livebinder.  It's very nice to keep important information readily available in one place.  If I am using a computer which does not  have One Note, I can still access the online version of One Note and my files through my SkyDrive account.


            • Re: Live binders
              lwenske

              Thanks SO much, Linda!  Having more app ideas for students of all ability levels is always hugely helpful.  I had not seen the Presidents app, and I'm very grateful for that recommendation in particular.  I'm also excited to explore the other links in the binder.  Awesome, thanks!

            • Re: Live binders

              Love LiveBinders! I like that my bookmarks can be stored in categories and that the web site is visible right in the binder. However, my favorite part of LiveBinders is the sharing feature - the opportunity to access all the great binders on education and technology-related topics that have been created and shared by other educators. I want to clean up my huge binder and separate it into several smaller binders before sharing, but you can go to LiveBinders, do a search, and view lots of wonderful binders. Try it, and enjoy!

              • Re: Live binders
                lwenske

                Thank you SO much for providing some great examples of LiveBinders.  I have heard of them and seen them but have yet to create one myself--though this is really inspiring!  I cannot access the above link, though.  I get directed to a LiveBinder named, "Summer School," and I'm prompted for an access code.

                • Re: Live binders

                  I have just recently heard about LiveBinders and I am very interested to see if I can use this with my middle school students in the coming school year.  I am still familiarizing myself with all the information in there at this time.  I teach 7th grade Life Science so any help I can get from anyone who is a "pro" would be greatly appreciated since I am a bit tentative about exactly how I will use this in my classroom.

                  • Re: Live binders

                    I created a lesson on education for my civics class and used a jigsaw method with resources I tabbed out in livebinder. This was my first LB and it worked out well in a 1:1 laptop scenario.

                     

                    Link: NC Education - LiveBinder

                    1 of 1 people found this helpful
                      • Re: Live binders
                        deafteach

                        I like that you preset tabs for students to use.  Most of my student's reading level is not at a level which they can easily search the internet.  I will preset tabs for them to use, so they will feel like they are searching the internet.

                        • Re: Live binders
                          lsrdhunter@msn.com

                          Jonathan,  I like your idea for using Live Binder as a lesson board with lots of resources for students to explore.  This approach would offer the right amount of guidance in any project especially for the exceptional student population.