Magazine article Internet@Schools


Magazine article Internet@Schools


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Company: Symbaloo BV;

Price: Symbaloo is available at three pricing levels. A single user is free. A school subscription offers branding, email support, and a custom URL. A district subscription provides embedded Symbaloo options, more support, more branding, a dedicated forum, and the ability to check site traffic.

Audience: K-12.

System Requirements: Access to the internet is through a web browser. The App requires IOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Description: Symbaloo is a bookmarking service for favorite websites. Using a grouping of bookmarks saved in a customized tile called a webmix, the user has easy access to specific URLs on the internet.

Reviewer Comments:

Installation/Access: Registration permits access anywhere and on any device. Installation Rating: A

Content/Features: Symbaloo can be set as the homepage for easy and quick access to websites on the internet. Since information is stored on the web and the cloud, bookmarks are accessible from any device anywhere with internet connectivity. With an account, favorites are available on any iPhone, PC, Mac, iPad, or tablet.

Users have the ability to customize tiles and create their own tile names, text, and tile color. These tiles lead to specific URLs on the internet. These bookmark tiles are then grouped together in a webmix. Tiles can be shared via a link or email as public or private.

The Symbaloo Gallery contains more than 30,000 premade web tiles in a database available to all users. The webmixes are private and can only be accessed by user friends. Users can search for webmixes made by others.

With a school or district account, the user can have favorite websites on a tablet, computer, or mobile device. The teacher can see student work online or read blogs on a RSS feed. Users can share and collaborate webmixes on Facebook or Twitter. Content/Features Rating: A

Ease of Use: A homepage provides easy access to URL sites created by the user. …

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