Thursday #Smackdown: LivebindersThis week's #smackdown is Livebinders. Livebinders is a digital 3-ring binder. You can add websites, videos, documents, and more. Then once you have made one it is easy to share it out through email, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or even embed it into your website. You can hear me talk about Livebinders on the Flipped Learning Podcast here.
What I like:
There are a lot of things I like about it. It's a great way to organize information. If you are a classroom teacher and want to put together a binder for a unit. If you providing professional development and want to have a resource for your teachers. It's even great for students to use for a project.
They have put together a variety of buttons that allow you to put information into a livebinder easily. They also have an iPad app, a Chrome app, and are featured on the Teachercast app. I also recommend you follow Tina and Barbara (@Livebinders) on Twitter. They share out great Livebinders and will share out yours.
They also have a great set of tutorials that you can find here.
How I've seen it used:
In my role as a technology coach I have mainly used it to share resources with other teachers. You can check out my Tools for Flipping the Classroom and Tools for Building your PLN that I made with the great Tim Wilhelmus. I recommend you also check out Tim's other Livebinders.
What I would like to see:
Livebinders is a great tool but I think it would be cool if I could upload my livebinder into a Google presentation, or something similar, for presentation purposes. I know the links are live when you are showing off your livebinder to a group but maybe it would just take a screenshot of each tab/subtab and use those for the slides.
Do you use livebinders? If so, please share your livebinders in the comment section.
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