I love LiveBinders! I especially love finding LiveBinders of interest to me that other people have already created and shared! So, what are LiveBinders? Here is a 1½ minute video that explains LiveBinders for Teachers.
How cool is that???? Just think about the possibilities…if you’re doing a project-based learning unit and want a central place to put online resources; or for a research project; or for all of the online resources your students will need over the semester!
Here are a few LiveBinders that you can check out. You don’t have to look at all of them, but you should check out at least two of them to get an idea of how they can be used.
- Mrs. Knight’s English Binder (Sparkman 9th grade)
- Third Grade Math Word Problems
- 100+ STEM Websites &Webtools for Teachers
You can search on the LiveBinders website for topics that are of interest to you. Start by entering your search term in the search box at the top right of the screen, and make sure that you are searching in All Public Binders.
You can also register on the LiveBinders website to create your own shelf. When you do that, you are able to not only create your own binders, but also to “share” binders that other people have already created!
To sign up, click on the Sign Up link at the top, right hand side of the screen. Fill in the required fields and then click the Sign Up button at the bottom of the page.
Once you are logged in, you are ready to create a new binder. On the left side of the page, you will see a link that says Start a Blank Binder – click on it. A page will pop up that looks like this:
Fill in the name of your binder, and description of your binder, and choose whether you want to make your binder Public or Private. For the purpose of this exercise, choose No for the option of using Google to fill the binder; however, when you have time, go back and try this out by filling a binder with a Google search term!! It’s a great way to fill a binder if you a certain that you have solid search parameters! When you are finished, click Create New Binder.
That’s an overview of LiveBinders! I have found some really great ones that I refer to for Common Core, Library Media, and Instructional Technology. Hopefully, you will find some that interest you AND maybe find ways that you can use them with your students or colleagues! What do you think?