Symbaloo App

Interested in accumulating all of your web resources in one location – in an app? Check out the app called …

Symbaloo is a free app that compiles web resources into “webmixes” or grids that can be categorized  by subject or topic for easy access on your iPad.  Webmixes can be created or selected from the hundreds of “shared”  webmixes offered in the Symbaloo’s gallery for access to your Symbaloo App. What results is an organized set of icons within the app of your favorite websites or links to documents or presentations on the Internet making them easy to access. Used for personal access or as a place your students can be directed to go via your Symbaloo app on your iPad.

Below is a screen shot of the start of my Symbaloo I created with subject tabs of OT Resources, AT Websites and Sped App Review. I also imported an existing EDU webmix I found that provides many familiar resources (Prezi, LiveBinders, Delicious, TeacherTube, etc.) with a search in their webmix “gallery”.

As a visual learner this is a great way to organize web resources and documents that are web based for easy access from my iPad! Each of these icons link to the website as labeled. Much like LiveBinders, this is a great way to organize resources!

Here is the Symbaloo “webmix” or grid for Sped App resources/reviews as shown above:

Here is the beginning of Symbaloo gride for OT websites :

Here is the beginning of a Symbaloo gird of some of my favorite AT websites:

Membership for Symbaloo is free. There also is a Symbaloo EDU for educators. Check out the video on Symbaloo EDU:

Symbaloo app is a quick way to access your favorites or frequently used online resources for yourself or your students. Along with establishing single home screen icons, this could be an easy access method for students who physically or cognitively can not enter URL’s into their iPad. I am really excited about using Symbaloo on my iPad!

An organization tool for favorites for your OT iTool Kit…


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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