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.