What is a Livebinder?
There is a lovely, free online site you may have heard of called LiveBinders (http://www.livebinders.com/). It is a free online service for teachers that lets them gather, organize and share information. It is like an online 3-ring binder that you can put anything (that is online) into – webpages, PDF, documents, images, or videos. Everything is organized by tab and you can even have subtabs within those tabs. I really wanted to create a Livebinder myself this week, but time ran out. However when I have completed one I’ll let you know. Please let me know if you have created one!
This is what a Livebinder looks like before you open it (Ipads in Schools)
A collection of Livebinders to look at
Livebinders has an amazing selection of Livebinders for you to explore, all neatly categorised. Take a look here: p://www.livebinders.com/shelf/featured
How to create a free Livebinder
Step 1: Sign up on their online form
Step 2: You will be taken to your new unnamed binder
Click on Start a new binder.
Step 3: Fill in all the required details
Since I haven’t gone any further than this yet, please take alook at this PDF giving a step-by-step tutorial to help you create your first Livebinder.
Watch a video tutorial
This tutorial demonstrates the web site LiveBinders. In the tutorial, you will learn how to set up a LiveBinder account, install the LiveBinderIt tool if you wish to, and create a LiveBinder.
Classroom use of Livebinders
I think a Livebinder can be a really useful classroom tool. Here are some ideas with examples.
*Use Livebinders for e-portfolios (Jackie Gerstein)
*Use it for student assignments. (Brandon’s puzzle cube)
*Use it for advance preparations for lessons. (Veterans’ Day resources)
*Share resources on a topic with other teachers (Social Media and Web 2.0 Web Sites)
*Collect information on a particular web tool (Wordle)
*Categorise your useful Twitter resources in one place (Professional reading)
*Just take a look at all the Livebinders this enthusiastic teacher has created! (2sparkely)
*Livebinders has a whole channel of resources on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/livebinders)
The following two posts gives 20+ superb ways that teachers can use Livebinders in the classroom
Read what Livebinders have to say about how teachers can use Livebinders in the classroom: