Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Symbaloo, I Think I Love You!

First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality." -Napoleon Hill

If you haven't heard of, or checked out Symbaloo yet, you should! This site is a fun, ORGANIZED way of online bookmarking.  You could use this for personal use or for your classroom which is what I have done.  I spent the first few weeks of summer transferring all of my student links over from Sqworl and could not be happier.  I did love Sqworl at first, but then quickly realized that Symbaloo is much more organized and therefore will be easier for my students to navigate as well.  I love how you can add icons, organize by color and organize by location on each "webmix."  The great thing is being able to add a link whenever to my page and instantly updating on my classroom website. 

Here is a link to my Symbaloo page for my students to use: http://www.symbaloo.com/shared/AAAAAgFD28cAA41_HBfXeQ==

Here is an introduction video to Symbaloo!


  1. Oh Heather, I feel you're going to make me go through with switching. Ugh! While the organization of Symbaloo is cool I like the Sqworl bookmarklet for easy bookmarking. I don't see on Symbaloo that they have a bookmarklet. I may have to use both just for quick bookmarking and then organize later in Symbaloo. Or, I keep Symbaloo open all the time which is probably the intent!

  2. @ Nick

    Unfortunately there is not a bookmarklet for Symbaloo. What I do is save the link to my Symbaloo on my bookmark bar so it is essentially the same thing to me :) The organizing in symbaloo takes maybe 15-20 more seconds than Sqworl so it's not too bad. Hope this helps!

  3. There is a bookmarklet for Symbaloo! I use it regularly.

  4. Thank you for this info! I was just about to create a sqworl!