Let me introduce you to the best organizational thing since the invention of the Trapper Keeper, the LiveBinder.
What is a LiveBinder, you ask?
It is a collections of weblinks and resources organized as if you were looking at a 3 ring binder, complete with tabs and subtabs.
I have seen them for awhile now and have graciously used and suggested resources from some very awesome ones, even started my LiveBinder shelf of favorites. But today, well, today I have started creating one.
Let's ignore the fact that I am a bit organizationally challenged by nature and that creating these is one of the easiest things I have encountered all year.
There is a library of LiveBinders that other people have created for education. A public library.
At the very least, I will be recommending teachers search this library and use resources and references as needed. However, I will also be suggesting uses in the classroom for creating LiveBinders as well. The binder I am creating is one my co-trainer Toni and I can use to train my upcoming PD series, Engaging Students through Web 2.0.
Among other things, I see teachers using this resource for:
- Resource libraries for student units
- Student ePortfolios
- Educator PLC resources
- Team Planning Resources
- Author Studies
- Book Units
- And More*
I will list some favorite LiveBinders of mine in an upcoming post! For now, check out LiveBinders at the link below.