Saturday, August 6, 2011

Symbaloo: An Interesting Way to Share Resources

Recently, a colleague suggested I try a web site called Symbaloo. Symbaloo is a visual interface that allows users to create what are called "Webmixes." A "Webmix" consists of content gathered from around the web. Each web site in a Webmix is represented with a tile and an icon, either selected by the user or derived from the web site. It is basically a tool to organize web sites and web services on one page. Users can share their Webmixes through social media or by URL.

Symbaloo Webmix Page

In my explorations for potential uses of this particular tool, I have planned to use Symbaloo in a Web 2.0 training session with teachers and administrators next week. I've created 3 Webmixes of Web 2.0 sites that I've stumbled across.

Symbaloo is an interesting idea. I can see using it to create specific Webmixes for specific audiences. For example, I could use it to create a Webmix of resources for my new teachers. It is a Web tool with potential uses. Feel free to check out my experimental Webmixes below.

Let me know if you see any more potential uses for this site.


  1. I'm just starting to explore Symbaloo so your post was very helpful. I hadn't thought about creating for different audiences - makes a lot of sense. Thank you!


  2. Glad to post was helpful. Sometimes the fun of exploring these new tools to trying to find ways to make them work.