November 15, 2009
In response to several requests, we have added the following features to LiveBinders:
- No Copy Option – You now have a choice as to whether your public binders can be copied. By default, all binders can be copied. To change your public binder to disable copy, go to Edit Menu > Properties > Access and choose “Public – Copy Disabled”
- Copy from Within a Binder – Now you can create a copy of a binder from within the binder you are viewing. To copy, make sure you are logged in, then click on the ‘copy’ link located above the binder tabs next to comments.
- Embed from Within a Binder – You can now get the embed code for a binder from within that binder by clicking on the “E” icon next to the Facebook and Twitter icons at the bottom of the binder page.
Thank you to the LiveBinders users who reported bugs and requested features. Please continue to let us know how to make LiveBinders better for you by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 9, 2009
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:
- ePortfolios - I think Jackie Gerstein created one of the first ePortfolios on LiveBinders and it continues to be one of the best:
- 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’:
- 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:
- Library - This is a great Library Media Center binder from ‘joquetta’ who has clearly done an excellent job organizing all this information:
- Student Assignments - One class grouped together all of their drawings in a LiveBinder for an interesting puzzle cube assignment:
- 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:
- Preparing for lessons - ‘xmath’ put together this great binder for teaching kids about upcoming Veteran’s Day:
- Posting course materials - This binder on the “Introduction to Internet” from ‘peterclearly’ organizes all the course materials neatly into tabs and subtabs:
- 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.
- 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:
- Fun - Ok, I know I was going to stop at 10, but who says binders are all work and no play? I loved Nancy Devine’s collection of ‘Pumpkin Recipes’:
Here are some more examples.