Symbaloo Webmixes are such a great way of keeping a catalogue of useful websites. You can see other ones for Maths, English, Irish, Music and Coding HERE.
This webmix contains links to short videos for Junior, Middle and Senior students. The videos are between five and ten minutes in length approximately.
There are some simple maths and science videos however most of the videos are in the area of language and literacy.
There are lots of links to Picture Books for students from Junior Classes and there are some great reviews of popular books for Middle Classes. ‘The Literacy Shed’ is most suitable for Seniors.
Most of the links are from Vimeo. Unlike YouTube, Vimeo isn’t ‘blocked’ in school. Click on the grey bar below the webmix where it says ‘View on Symbaloo: Short Videos for Class’ to open up this page.
This year a number of students
learned how to code.
The youngest students to do this were five.
They enjoyed learning using
and Code.org Course 1 and 2.
The older students used
Code.org Course 3 and 4.
They also enjoyed learning using
exercises on the themes of
Big Hero 6,
and they worked on
Google’s ‘Made with Code’
When student learned how to code successfully
then they taught other students how to code.
Through their teaching they showed
they really understood what to do.
When students learn to code they are
problem solving, testing, debugging, predicting
and they are learning how to think.
They experience success
and this is rewarding and motivating.
Here is a Symbaloo webmix of the websites
we used when learning to code.
Symbaloo is a great time saving curating tool.
I heard about it first from @MariaMernagh who sang its praises.
— Maria O Sullivan (@MariaMernagh) November 8, 2014
Currently I teach mostly maths to children aged 6 – 12.
Instead of setting up the links to maths websites on tabs
each day before school now all I have to do is open a webmix
that I have prepared of the online maths activities
I use most frequently in class. Scroll to the right to see more.
Symbaloo is a great discovery.
Thank you @MariaMernagh for some great advice!
UPDATE: Click here for a Symbaloo of useful websites for teaching English 1st Class – 4th approximately.