You may not be able to store your digital files in a 3-ring binder, but you can store all of it in a livebinder! LiveBinders.com is an awesome site that makes organizing your teaching materials easier than you ever thought possible. Every binder you create with your free account can be divided into tabs and subtabs, each of which can hold virtually any sort of digital content. Add text, images, documents, PDFs, calendars, videos, web links, widgets . . . whatever. Use html to embed material in your binder, and use html to embed your binder (or a whole shelf of binders) in a web page--a tidy little package, indeed.
In addition to the two binders I have embedded in this blog, I have binders with professional development resources for workshops I present; class lists, seating charts and emergency info for substitutes; and one that contains web links with log in hints for my students. These examples, however, just scratch the surface of the potential uses for livebinders. Create accounts for your students (from sub-accounts of your Gmail) and livebinders become portfolios of their work. Planning a vacation, or a wedding? Use livebinders to organize flight, hotel, and rental-car info; or wedding dress, catering, and florist details. Anything that needs to be organized, needs to be organized in a livebinder. Add the "LiveBinder It" bookmarklet to your browser's toolbar, and adding content to your binder couldn't be easier.
Visit LiveBinders.com and take a look at some of the amazing work that our generous colleagues have chosen to share at the site. Even if you decide not to create a binder of your own, I promise you'll find some remarkable treasures that will cause you to fall as madly in love with livebinders as I have.
Here's a sample of the binders on my shelf:
Thanks so much @baileybunch13 for this great post on LiveBinders! baileybunch6.blogspot.com/2012/01/fall-i…
— Tina and Barbara (@LiveBinders) February 25, 2012
My pleasure, ladies!
Always happy to spread the word about my favorite resources.