Symbaloo is a website that allows users to create Webmixes, or groups of bookmarks to other websites. What's nice about this particular tool, is that it allows you to organize in many ways. I prefer to make a Webmix for each topic that I'm collecting resources for, and then to color code them to organize them further. But there is no right or wrong way to do this, so play around with it and find what works for you.
Once you have created your Webmix, you then can share it with others. They will not be able to edit the Webmix (so they can't add bookmarks or delete them) but they can utilize it. This makes it a great tool to share your links with your students as well as other colleagues. This tool is also available for students
How it has helped me...
My students each have created a blog, as well as a Livebinder (digital portfolio) that they are constantly adding content to. So every week as I was doing my grading, I was constantly having to click in and out of documents that contained their website links. This was a time consuming and cumbersome process that was very frustrating for me. I knew there had to be a better way!
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I took a few minutes and created a Webmix that stores all of the links to my students websites. Now, when it's time to grade, I go to my Symbaloo site, and everything I need is right there. I've also added links to Skyward and My Big Campus, which has saved me a great deal of time navigating back and forth through these sites that I use daily with my students.
If this is something that you think might be helpful to you, please go ahead and give it a try! You will need to go to Symbaloo.com and create an account. Then you will be ready start building your own Webmixes. Below is a quick video about how to get started.