First there was MySpace, then Facebook, then Twitter. And then that upstart Pinterest moved to town and tried to steal the show. But now, my latest "necessity" on the web is definitely Symbaloo
. Not only because it is so visually appealing, but because it's just so darn HELPFUL!! (and awesome for homeschooling...but we'll get to that in a minute)
Since iGoogle sort of flopped (don't know what iGoogle is? no worries...obviously neither does 90% of America), I've been searching for a really good bookmark tool that would let me easily and quickly access the multitude of different websites, social networks, and email accounts that I check daily. Enter...Symbaloo. How do I describe Symbaloo? Hmmm...maybe as a bookmarking homepage on cute little iconic steroids??? If you are a visual person (or even if you aren't), Symbaloo makes it super easy to access everything that's important to you on the web (such as SecularHomeschool.com!!) with one little click. And if you are a work-from-homer like myself (or have various personalities...hey...I don't judge) it is really awesome to be able to create separate tabs (called webmixes
at Symbaloo) of bookmarks for separate online activities.
Now, maybe you've already jumped ahead of me (not hard right now...I've not made the least bit of progress in my weightloss goal in the last few months) and can already see the implications for how something like this can be used for educational purposes. If you haven't, then take just a minute and check out the below video to get those homeschool-parent gears greased up!