Tried it Tuesday - An Organizing Tried it for Websites
Elementary AMC August 06, 2013
Okay I am typing really fast so that I can get this post in and have it actually be on the right day! I was reading blogs this morning (cup of coffee and a little blog read - great way to start the day) and way happy to see that Holly at Fourth Grade Flippper has brought back her awesome linky....
I am not back to school yet (sorry for typing that out loud for all of you that are!) and I was, WAS still working on projects and getting things done. Then we went away for the weekend and I seem to have lost my ability to accomplish anything - to even come up with a list. I think I relaxed too far!
Here is the very last part of our weekend - one of our favorite activities - walking in the river.
Okay, onto something I did try. This summer (back when I was motivated) I tried LiveBinders. I had read about this website more than once and I think I even read about it in a Tried it Tuesday post. It was this post at Technology Tailgate and video tutorial that really hooked me!
If you have not heard of LiveBinders it is basically a fantastic way to organize websites and ideas you want to use. I know, you are thinking that is what favorites and Pinterest are for. I thought that too. But often I forget what I have pinned or forget to check my favorites.
This system lets me drop in website URL's into binders that I have created. In each binder there are dividers or tabs and then there are sub-tabs. It is an organizational dream!
It is super easy to set up and use. You can even add a little tool to your tool bar (like the Pin It bookmarklet) to quickly add websites that you find to a binder.
Here are a few pics of my binders so far (remember I just started :) )
have binders for language, math, art, social studies, blogging, technology for the classroom and Interactive Notebooks so far. I save websites with great information to reference, tools I want to use, things I want to print at school :) I love that I can make more and more tabs and add sub-tabs to those ones. Now I won't be looking through all of my math pins but can go to the actual strand I am working on and I get more than a little picture to remind me what it is I wanted to remember the site for anyways - the whole site comes up!
I also like the idea of setting up a LiveBinder for my class and dropping in websites that I want my students to use since you can make your binders private or public.