The apps and extensions I most appreciate in my homeschool are those which help keep me organized. And one of the most incredibly useful programs I’ve discovered in the past few years is called Symbaloo
The idea behind Symbaloo is to help us truly organize and easily access the sites and programs we use most frequently. AND, as an even bigger bonus, we can then share our Symbaloo “webmixes” with others - - which comes in amazingly handy when homeschooling 1 or more students.
Get started with Symbaloo
If Symbaloo is brand new to you, I recommend watching their introduction video.
Then, it’s as easy as setting up your account and starting your very first webmix. For more tutorials on Symbaloo specifics, explore their YouTube Channel
Here are the top three ways I find myself using Symbaloo for homeschooling:
To Get Answers Quickly
No matter what we’re studying, and no matter what curriculum we’re using to study it, my kids are always going to have questions that aren’t answered in the text. So to prepare for that, I’ve created some Symbaloo webmixes to make it easy to follow our curiosities about everything from when Legos were invented to where Beatrix Potter was born. For example, my “reference tools” webmix is full of kid-friendly sites where we can get quick answers to