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TimestampNameWhat did you take away from the articles and video?What user name did you set your account up with?
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5/12/2014 13:41:11Shannon SchmelzI think this is just absolutely AMAZING! What I have taken away is that I can have an electronic binder rather than a paper binder. With just one click I can add my pdf files, videos, google docs, etc. Best of all I can share it with multiple students. Not only that, I can search other binders and use them. Wow! I hope it is as easy to manipulate as I go through the set up of adding tabs and subtabs.ShannonNSchmelz
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5/14/2014 22:02:17Cindy heckenlaibleI went into this thinking this would be a great way to organize my documents so I can access them from any computer. I also thought it would a good site for online portfolios for my students. However, I had no idea the potential was so great for this site. It seems some are using live binders to deliver instructional information to students. I'm not ready to do that yet because my workload for the next year will be overwhelming (I'm changing school districts).Since I will be changing districts and teaching a lot of new curriculum, I was excited to find excellent binders on a novel I will be teaching for the first time. I plan to continue searching for other useable resources.

I did discover that I needed to redo how I set up my binders. I could not find any way to move a binder from my binders to another binder, so I realized I needed to create shelves for every class I will teach. I then could not find a way to copy a binder to a specific shelf. For this reason, I prefer adding to a shelf rather than copy the binder. Knowing my habits, I would tweak the ideas of others anyway to suit my style, so it's not a priority to be able to edit the information.

All of the tutorials were helpful and once I understood how to organize my account, it was very easy to use. It's nice to know that I can access assistance or refresh how to use the site by going to the tutorial. So far, I'm impressed.
Checkeni
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5/14/2014 22:02:32Cindy heckenlaibleI went into this thinking this would be a great way to organize my documents so I can access them from any computer. I also thought it would a good site for online portfolios for my students. However, I had no idea the potential was so great for this site. It seems some are using live binders to deliver instructional information to students. I'm not ready to do that yet because my workload for the next year will be overwhelming (I'm changing school districts).Since I will be changing districts and teaching a lot of new curriculum, I was excited to find excellent binders on a novel I will be teaching for the first time. I plan to continue searching for other useable resources.

I did discover that I needed to redo how I set up my binders. I could not find any way to move a binder from my binders to another binder, so I realized I needed to create shelves for every class I will teach. I then could not find a way to copy a binder to a specific shelf. For this reason, I prefer adding to a shelf rather than copy the binder. Knowing my habits, I would tweak the ideas of others anyway to suit my style, so it's not a priority to be able to edit the information.

All of the tutorials were helpful and once I understood how to organize my account, it was very easy to use. It's nice to know that I can access assistance or refresh how to use the site by going to the tutorial. So far, I'm impressed.
Checken
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5/28/2014 20:05:54Sarah IversonWhat I have taken away is that LiveBinders create a different technological way to organize information. i am the most intrigued on the portfolio options that can be created with this tool. Both student and professional options are creative. As my school is working at removing as much paper from our teaching, this may be a good way to go. The video showed me that with a little fiddling, this tool also seems to be fairly user friendly. Just a little time on it and a person should understand most of the basic options without a problem.SarahHelene27
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6/10/2014 19:18:35Tracie HendersonI found it very interesting in all the ways you could use live binders for classroom work, book reviews, travel ideas, and so much more. It could be used with a class, but only with permission from LiveBinders and parents of the kids, but could be great for the students with technology being a huge part of learning now. I'm anxious to give it a try and learn so much more about it.sadiesue85
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7/3/2014 15:41:28Carlene BurkeExcitement for LiveBinders is what comes to my mind first off. Seeing how LiveBinders can be integrated into your daily teaching is wonderful. I loved the "Cove" article and going through that site. WOW! Her excitement just gets me excited to think about the possibilities that could be used in my own classroom with LiveBinders. The video was so informative and well laid out. I am sure that I will be returning to this video explanation several times as I set up my LiveBinders. I am excited and ready to go deeper with LiveBinders.carburke
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7/8/2014 14:19:15Jessica NormanI appreciated reading the various different ways that educators are using Live Binders. I liked looking through the way administrators are able to use the site as well as classroom teachers. To me, it looks like a great way to organize information I use in my room (holiday information, specific curriculum topics, ect.). The Veterna's Day site especially stood out to me. It seems that I find great information yearly, but struggle to keep it all in one place to use the following year.
What really stood out to me was the first article, "Why the COVE Loves Binders." This teacher seems like she has really incorporated using this technology into her classroom. In all honesty, the article both confused me and excited me. I look forward to learning more about this type of technology so I can be as excited about incorporating it as she is.
jessicanorman
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7/14/2014 11:46:42Brittany LittleI like how the video went in depth about setting up your personal binders. That really helped me understand how they work and gave me some ideas on how i could use them in the classroom. I think having a "computer lab" tab would be beneficial because students can choose which website they want to go to. You can have different tabs for math, reading, etc. bl133
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7/17/2014 14:33:59JENNIFER STOFFERAHNI think LiveBinders could be a very useful tool. I think that it would help organize some of my favorite art websites. I like the LiveBinderIt option, makes adding a website very quick and convenient. I would like to try to organize several of my classes into binders, then my students would have access to information, websites, and videos from home. For some of my classes, I would like students to create an eportfolio of their work. They can take pictures of their work with their iPads and upload the pictures. They could do this with their brainstorming and reflection writings as well.JSTOFFERAHN
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7/27/2014 19:26:58Pam KollerThere are so many uses for LiveBinders. I really appreciated all the Binders to look at as examples. These examples helped me to see the different uses, formatting, and variety of content.pamkoller
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8/4/2014 12:08:10Darcie Dee LoneHillI learned how to set up my binder; the difference between just putting a binder on a shelf[you can't get updates, but will get the author's updates automatically] or making a copy of the binder [no updates from the author, but you "own" the binder and can update it.DeeLoneHill
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9/8/2014 13:12:58Ashley KierI have experimented with livebinders in the past with my school's professional development. I find it very interesting to play around on www.livebinders.com as I have found so many unique binders of topics that fit my personal life as well as my professional life.
Through reading the articles of how teachers are incorporating livebinders, I found one particular binder that caught my attention. It was a binder organizing a senior project. The students at my school all carry around a 4 inch binder this time of year, and they are including many artifacts and additional resources in these binders. I really like the idea of using livebinders to have each student make a digital senior project binder, which could also be used to send off to colleges or used for an artifact down the line.
SO many fun ideas out here for binders :)
ak116
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9/14/2014 20:48:09Melinda WhislerI learned the basics about how to set up my live binder. It also talked about setting your tabs, changing their colors. I learned how to upload wed pages and how to share my live binder with others. mwhisler
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9/20/2014 9:19:22Darla McKernanThis is a wonderful way to organize presentations and collect content for sharing and collaborate with colleagues. It is very user friendly to set up and add information to the binders. DarlaMcKernan
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9/22/2014 21:00:01Carrie BarnesI have never heard about LiveBinders until taking this class. I wish I would have known about them when I was teaching in the classroom. LiveBinders seems to be an easy way to store useful links that you find on the internet. For example, I could make a binder with links to preschool games for kids.

You can add tabs and sub tabs to livebinders. You can also change the tab colors.

You are able to look at other people's livebinders if they choose to open to the public. You can also choose to keep a livebinder private.
carriebarnes
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10/3/2014 9:14:20Kelsey LovsethNext school year our school district will be utilizing 1 tablet per student (1 to 1). As a veteran teacher (10 years in the classroom) I want to make sure that I have streamlined and organized process for my students when they come ready to learn with this new device.

I took away from these articles and video several ideas on how to provide structure to my classroom and ways to begin "filing" away my activities and information. I liked the video because it provides clear instruction on how to start my own binder.
mrskjlovseth
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10/6/2014 12:29:39Brenda BoydThere are a variety of ways to use live binder. They made it look very easy... while live binders helps you will still need to be very organized... Mrssirjames
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10/7/2014 11:56:16Shannon UtterI didn't know how many different ways LiveBinders could be used. I have only seen it in our school as organizing materials for staff. I hadn't thought about using it in so many ways in my classroom. I like the idea of organizing sites, games, and activities into week long interactive learning. This gave me a good idea to do for our Investigations Math Program. I will be looking into that further during this class.Shanilow
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11/5/2014 14:53:35Marie SteckelbergI have played around with Livebinders a little bit. It was very interesting to see how both the teacher and the students are using Livebinders. In fact, when I read about how students collaborate on one Livebinder, I immediately sent out a request to two of my colleagues (Vanessa Hight and Tammy Jo Schlechter who are also taking this course) to collaborate on my Livebinder since it is being used as a hub for students participating in the Rising Star Educator Program. I also liked the "LivebinderIt" button. I know there is much more as I keep exploring. msteckelberg@steckelbergconsulting.com
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11/5/2014 15:04:37Marie SteckelbergUsername is msteckelberg. Oops had it wrong in previous submission.msteckelberg
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12/18/2014 9:56:29Christine SiebenAfter reading and watching information on LiveBinders, I learned that it has changed the way we teach. This site is great for finding information that I can use with my students, putting my own information on, and for networking with administration and other teachers. I love that other teachers are sharing information that I can use in my own class. I love that as a school we can create a binder that holds testing information in one place that is constantly being updated. I also like that my students can put information into the folder and share with family and friends. I have learned that LiveBinders is the easiest way to share and collaborate with teachers of the same subject. cjsieben
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2/3/2015 8:45:19Cara DennertTechnology can be overwhelming. There are ways to tame the beast! LiveBinders is a great (and easy) way to put all the information that you want at your fingertips. LiveBinders has changed over the years - they now limit you to the number of free binders you can have, but it is still a great educational tool. There are many great examples out there of how teachers are using LiveBinders in the classrooms and with their students to optimize their education!caradennert
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2/3/2015 14:55:16Jodi SternhagenLooking at the articles and videos gave me a starting point on LiveBinders. Some of the binders were amazing - I loved a science one, a Leonardo Da Vinci binder, and one that showed a senior project. I liked the way you could integrate many resources such as content, video, and websites into lessons and also how this could be shared and used for collaboration. jodisternhagen
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2/8/2015 15:59:16Michelle HodneThe video was very informative. It made the directions for the assignments easier to understand since I am a visual learner. I left it opened and referenced it if I was having difficulty finding a tab, etc. for the next step of my assignment.

The articles allowed me to see the benefits of a Live Binder. I am a person that copy and pastes info from the web in a word document or takes a snap shot of info that I want to use.

I have never heard of a LiveBinder before. I still use hard copies of information so I can have things organized and easy to reference in the future. This class is very exciting for me to use in the classroom and for personal use.
MHodne
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2/11/2015 18:21:25Jason GaultI am intrigued with the functionality of LIveBinders. It seems to be a convenient way to group resources from multiple platforms.chitownwillie3
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2/19/2015 10:19:01Teana HeinertI am excited to use this in my science class next year. I learned there are several ways to store and manage websites, photos, research, and projects. The information provided in the tutorials are easy to follow and did not have any problems setting up my live binder.theiner
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3/2/2015 12:42:10Andrew SteffensenI noticed the vast possibilities of using a binder. It can be a tool to obviously use to keep bookmarks and favorites organized for a teacher like myself who uses multiple desktops and a laptop during the day. However, I never thought of using it for student portfolios to keep projects to show off as a class. Also a great tool to guide our students towards certain links we would like them to use in certain research projects done in class.mrsteffensen
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3/7/2015 15:21:49Patricia SeligThe articles and video gave me the information I will need to get started on this impressive tool. As educators we are always trying to locate quality resources for our students and colleagues. With the vast ocean of websites out there, this can be a daunting task. I like the idea of a virtual 3 ring binder to store all my digital resources. I can share tabs, the whole binder, make it private, color code it, personalize it, and add it to my browser for easy access. I can't wait to explore more of the featured binders and amazing projects out there. trisel
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3/8/2015 18:38:23Lori BouzaI can't believe the resources available at a click!!!! What a great tool! I can see how useful this is in the classroom. I am so impressed with all the binders there to use! Unbelievable! I spent a couple hours just browsing videos and binders! Easy to get lost in all the content! :-)Lori.Bouza@k12.sd.us
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3/11/2015 19:21:05Tracy PerdueThe video was a great instructional tool to help one get started in making a LiveBinder and I'm sure I'd go back to it as a resource if I should need help in making one. The video did make it look easy, however.
Reading the articles, I was almost overwhelmed by how much a teacher, or anyone can do with a LiveBinder and what is all involved. It seems like a wonderful tool to be able to use for so many things.
MsDelphina
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4/5/2015 18:26:47Tom MattinglyAfter reading the articles, watching the videos and exploring LiveBinders in general, there are several things that took away that could help as an educator. Simply as an organizational tool for web content, LiveBinders has many benefits. This is especially true with the "LiveBinder It" feature that I added to my toolbar. This will also be beneficial because I always struggle to backup my bookmarks when my computer is re-imiaged after each school year.

I also think there is potential for my students to benefit from my use of LiveBinders. One way this could occur is with creating a LiveBinder for a course that includes web content mixed with files that I upload. I also like the idea of creating e-portfolios for student work or to organize web search projects. I look forward to exploring other ideas that LiveBinders has to offer,
Tom.Mattingly
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4/5/2015 18:27:03Tom MattinglyAfter reading the articles, watching the videos and exploring LiveBinders in general, there are several things that took away that could help as an educator. Simply as an organizational tool for web content, LiveBinders has many benefits. This is especially true with the "LiveBinder It" feature that I added to my toolbar. This will also be beneficial because I always struggle to backup my bookmarks when my computer is re-imiaged after each school year.

I also think there is potential for my students to benefit from my use of LiveBinders. One way this could occur is with creating a LiveBinder for a course that includes web content mixed with files that I upload. I also like the idea of creating e-portfolios for student work or to organize web search projects. I look forward to exploring other ideas that LiveBinders has to offer,
Tom.Mattingly
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4/7/2015 14:32:50Tammy RichardsI can't believe how easy it is to use LiveBinders. The articles showed so many different ways to use this site. It is amazing what can be accomplished in a relatively short amount of time. The student projects were really fun to look through and read. As a music teacher I really enjoyed the students project on "Les Miserables". The videos were very helpful in explaining how to navigate LiveBinders. I am looking forward to getting all of my lesson plans, sub plans and seating charts on this site. Taking this class now and getting this done will make my summer that much more enjoyable knowing that I will be ready for next fall.

I am definitely going to have to share this site with my co-workers. I think that they will be able to do a lot in their classrooms, as well. Looking at this site through a students eyes, I think that my son (5th grade) would really enjoy giving reports and doing research where he could have everything in one spot.
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4/16/2015 8:13:05Shannon KortanI am sort of overwhelmed with the many possible uses of LiveBinders! It seems like such a wonderful tool for me to use, both professionally and personally. And also a huge source of information that can save me a lot of time researching and planning.skortan
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4/26/2015 10:36:47Katie PetersonAfter viewing the various LiveBinder tabs, it is clear that you can do tons of things with LiveBinders. To be honest, it is a little overwhelming at first. When going through the examples that they have given, I like the binder idea from the 3rd grade forms, how the teacher made quizzes to take online. I feel if I want to use this for my own classroom I would perhaps go that route. The video went through a lot of information as well. It will be a fun challenge to create a useful LiveBinder for my Second Grade class.MrsPetersonsClass
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5/11/2015 10:33:24Scott ThorsonThe possibilities are unlimited with LiveBinders!! It's almost overwhelming deciding how to use it in class. I feel it is a helpful tool in staying organized with your lessons. It's like a computer file which can link both information from what you already have to link on the internet with either sites for information or video. Kids always like pictures or video to help enhance the lessons taught. With that it reinforces what you are trying to teach. Also I think this is a great tool for kids that have missed class due to illness or extracurricular events. All they have to do is find your binder on your website and see what the lesson for the day was and the assignment. It's also a great way for students to submit those assignments to you even when not in class. Overall a great idea for making your class fun, informative and convenient for students both in and away from the classroom.sthorson1
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5/13/2015 14:52:38dianekurtz1This could be an exciting classroom tool for me!! How many ways to use the binders opens up exciting possibilities. I feel it is a helpful tool in staying organized with your lesson plans and curriculum as well. In my mind LiveBinders can also be used as student projects and homework assignments creating a paperless environment. The binders enhances Kids to be creative and resourceful like pictures or video to help make the lessons fun. Also I think this is a great tool for kids that have missed class due to illness or extra curricular events. All they have to do is find your binder on your website and see what the lesson for the day was and the assignment. It's also a great way for students to submit those assignments to you even when not in class. Overall a great idea for making your class fun, informative and convenient for students both in and away from the classroom.

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5/22/2015 9:39:22Jennifer LesherI like that you can auto-embed websites…as well as Pinterest boards, Google Drive docs, and Youtube videos (so you don't get all the sidebars that are inappropriate at times).

Another thing that I learned, mostly through the video, was how the LiveBinder can be personalized. I like that the tabs can be placed on the sides, to look more like an outline; or on the top, to look more like binder tabs. Also, the binders can be made private. Because of the privacy of our students, I do like that their information would be made private if they are making their own binders or adding content to a binder.
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5/24/2015 20:42:08Carolie TautkusFrom the examples in the articles, Live Binders, when used for the purpose of teaching and learning, reminds me of a method we learned in college (the name of it is escaping me at the moment) where students complete a project by following the links and assignments outlined on a web-site. I can see working towards something similar in my classroom with my It Only Takes One projects. It will take a bit of work on educating first graders on how to use the technology. Another use might be to organize math lessons and game sites for each standard. Live Binders seems to be more simplistic in design with a focus on one form of content on each tab, focusing attention on just one piece of information at a time. It appears to be easy to add to, navigate, and edit. I am a little hesitant that Microsoft Office documents will need to be changed to PDF's before uploading but will learn. carolietautkus
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5/27/2015 10:45:18Jamie PortraI began this class having never heard of LiveBinders. I learned about what it is and how I could use it. I also learned how to set up my account and begin collecting resources to create my own binder. I was pleased to find some speech/language binders to review.JSPortra
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6/4/2015 10:24:28Susan FjeldheimArticle 1 Why the Cove LOVES LiveBinders!: Callizo Cove - I liked the idea of having each student having their own computer to create their own LiveBinder. We do not have 1:1 computer access at our school, so this would be difficult. Most students do have Internet access at home, so they could use the LiveBinders as a homework assignment. It is a great way to get students involved in their learning and also help them take a little ownership!



Article 2 10 Great Ways Educators are Using Live Binders: I absolutely loved the Computer Lab idea. I have so many fun Internet sites to visit, but never enough time! This way I could post all of the sites in my LiveBinder and the students would have access anytime they want. There are so many wonderful learning sites that are fun, too! It would also be a great tool to keep everyone involved with learning over the summer. :)



Article 3 10 More Great Ways Educators are Using LiveBinders: The Science Links LiveBinder is very useful and fun. So many sites where the kids can play and learn at the same time. There is definitely something for each different kind-of learner! Poetry Pathfinder is also very interesting. I know that Poetry is something that I would like to incorporate more into my classroom next year. 2sparkley also has wonderful resources!



Article 4 10 Great Student Project Livebinders: I loved the Senior End of Year project. What a great way to organize end of the year activities! I also LOVED the 3rd grade recipe binder! Fantastic way for students to follow directions with a delicious ending!


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6/4/2015 11:59:57Susan FjeldheimIt was very helpful to watch the video and actually see what the tabs look like. I am a visual learner, so this was perfect for me!susanfjeldheim
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6/9/2015 10:52:01Debbie HepperI will be able to collect documents and share them with my teaching partners in one place where we can all access them. I will be able to add and edit easily. The amount of work and time we can save on accessing these will be wonderful.dehep
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6/21/2015 14:04:16Malerie YeatonThe articles and video helped me to understand how useful LiveBinders can be! LiveBinders are a wealth of information! I love that you can add and copy other people's LiveBinders. There is so much potential in creating a Live Binder as an educator! myeaton
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6/23/2015 15:09:04Joanne KallhoffTeachers/educators can use livebinders to create eportfolios, curate professional reading articles, store lesson plans, have students create assignments, and storage for websites. As I am a library director for three schools, I found the library binders great for organizing websites for different topics such as research, citations, etc. I found the blog useful for recent postings or changes. I found some good examples under the student assignments. One in particular was the Trip to India. I have discussed doing this with a 6th grade colleague and making adaptations for us.

The video was very helpful in demonstrating how to get started and giving a broad overview of how to use LiveBinders. I think the LiveBinders Help Shelf will be useful when I start creating my own binders. There is certainly a lot of help available and a lot to look through.
JoKallhoff
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6/23/2015 15:17:22Kimarie SheppardAlthough I'm a veteran teacher, I consider myself to be fairly low-tech. Also, I recently changed grade levels and curriculum and am looking for a way to better organize myself. I currently save all materials either as a hard copy or as a word document on my computer. Using LiveBinders would allow me to create units and share materials with students. I will probably feel pretty insecure about the quality of my binders, at least for awhile, and don't plan to make them public. I appreciate the fact that other teachers do share their binders and have already found one or two that I would like to use.

The video will be very helpful once I am ready to create my own binders.
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7/23/2015 13:43:41Stephanie SchoellermanI am very interested in starting to use Live binders. They seem very user friendly and will be looking for many ways to use them I liked the computer lab binder and will use that this coming year.stephanie62
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7/24/2015 14:00:11Nancy PruittLiveBinder is a way to organize information as you would in a binder on your shelf. There are various ways to collect the information that you will put into your virtual binder, including uploading information to it and simply typing in a web address.nlpruitt05
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8/11/2015 16:46:31Carmen TooleI love that teachers are using these for portfolios and a place to store tech sites for kids to use and then are embedding them into their lessons and life. I really liked the "Becoming Scientists" binder and thought that would be a good idea to pass down to some of the classroom teachers that I work with. Reading binders, ePortfolios, student internet sites, Virtual Summer Camp and Ed Tech ideas are all great ways to use LiveBinders. I think I'll probably be stealing a few of these items. I think setting up the account was seamless and simple and LiveBinders will be a great place to "file" my resources better. I have used LiveBinders a little in the past and use Diigo as well. I hope to choose one that will be my "go-to" site! :)catoole
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8/15/2015 4:33:36Kelly VasquezThere are so many different ways to use LiveBinders. I am trying to decide how to best use them in my math class and how they could be helpful to me as a teacher.vasqukel
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10/27/2015 22:26:50Lynn Grauman LiveBinders are binders on line. You are able to insert different tabs into your binder which can take you to various places (i.e. a webpage, youtube video, or even a word document). You are also able to view other public Livebinders and add them to your self and/or copy them. Lynn.Grauman
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11/9/2015 19:53:51Kim SmithI was able to get a basic overview of LiveBinders and how they work as a tool for organizing materials such as web resources, documents, photos, etc. I learned how to set up a binder and add tabs. I also set up an account and installed the Bookmarklet Tool. I did discover that the website has a bit different layout than the course materials show, as it has been updated. kim.smith924
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12/19/2015 18:14:01Joni BushfieldLiveBinders is an awesome organizational tool and online learning tool. As a teacher, I run across so many great resources and I look forward to organizing these links and documents by units in a binder. I had not considered using it as a learning tool for my students until seeing several examples demonstrating how easy it would be to use a binder in this fashion. I also had not considered using LiveBinders for research until you mentioned it. It is amazing how many binders pop up when you search different topics. It's like a whole new world has been opened up to me.JoniBushfield
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1/9/2016 19:01:03Robin ShrakePrior to reviewing “How Teachers are Using LiveBinders”, I had no earthly idea this tool was available not only to educators but to other professionals who are wanting to present well-organized and time-efficient demonstrations. This paperless, earth-friendly instructional instrument allows for a more flexible teaching/learning environment whether it be implemented in a traditional structured purpose or one that requires more independence from the person who is in engaged.

I found the features available within this application can actively lead involvement from the desired target audience into a higher level of learning, understanding and retention, while simultaneously allowing for a timely evaluations and assessments on comprehension.

I believe LiveBinders is ideal for teachers to utilize within their classrooms especially in enrichment or supplementary teaching situations. By organizing desired content (whether it be accessed from websites, videos or downloaded personal pdfs) within a binder, tabs and sub-tabs, educators can straightforwardly communicate step by step directions to their viewers. Also, educators are able to finally control the variable of time by having URLs locked in for easy access.

LiveBinders assist instructors “in getting there ducks in a row” and allow them to conveniently access their binders anywhere and at any time without the heavy hauling of bulky, expired teaching mediums.

As viewed the suggested binders, I was disappointed in the pop-up ads that would appear on the page. Did others have this occur? I am fully aware and understand the financial expenses in providing free access sites and this is a means to recoup some costs; however, the ads were inappropriate and/or not relevant to binders or tabs.

Some questions did come to mind while browsing my way through the recommended examples. They were as follows:
1.) Does one need to get permission from websites, videos, etc. in order to hyperlink them to a binder for personal or professional purposes?
2.) If an assignment is submitted from a student, do they receive a confirmation stating the post has been successfully sent and received?

Since viewing this first unit of this online class, I have found myself reflecting about the various uses LiveBinders could have within my life other than in my teaching profession. I have come up with several possibilities in organizing my personal computer files. I look forward to acquiring more knowledge and understanding with LiveBinders.
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1/12/2016 12:13:49Diana TimsI had no idea what LiveBinders were and how they could be used. I learned from the video and articles that it is a great on-line tool to organize and bookmark pages that can be used and referenced back to! I created a social studies binder where I will continue to add any videos or extra things that I use in my lessons. There are so many times as a teacher that I will find something to add to one of my lessons, I forget about it, or don't write it down. It won't be that way with live binders! I will just add everything to live binders and will be organized with any videos, links, or documents that I might use with my curriculum! I LOVE IT! It would be amazing to have each student create a live binder over the year to show some of the things that they are working on. I love that multiple people can be in there working at the same time. I believe students would become very engaged into creating binders as a reference project or just to be a portfolio of themselves! Virtual summer camps, virtual field trips, posting course materials, and just keeping all the wonderful sites, information, and other documents organized without having to print everything off and creating a regular binder is just amazing! I will definitely be using this tool in my life and in my classroom.timsd
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1/12/2016 14:36:27Lyndsay DeyoThrough reading the articles and watching the videos, I learned how to use LiveBinder. I learned how to add a binder to my shelf. Also, I learned that I can search from binders through the LiveBinder website. Finally, I learned how to customize my LiveBinder.ld145
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1/16/2016 17:06:30Kristi HertingI was amazed at the variety of livebinders and the links and resources inside. I plan to go back to the Web 2.0 binder to explore more of these tools, as I've heard of many, but don't know enough about them to use myself or work with for staff and student use. I loved seeing what teachers and others were doing with their kids ( I even showed the sailing camp one to my husband who has been teaching our daughter to sail our sailboat), and I was impressed with the binders students created.kherting
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2/2/2016 22:59:14Amy BrooksAs I began this course, I was hopeful that Live Binders would be an option for me to replace my Portaportal.com page that I've been using with my FACS students for the past several years. It's time to move on to something new! After looking at the samples given in the first unit, I am SO excited to get started creating my own binders. I was really impressed with the great variety of ways that teachers are able to use Live Binders. Everything from bookmarking web resources and tools to allowing students to collaborate on projects and create portfolios. I had no idea that this platform would be so versatile!
It appears to be a very "user friendly" tool, as far as I can tell. I have set up my account and started working on building my first binder. I think it's going to be fun! I'm pretty sure I can kiss my portaportal page goodbye once I get this set up.
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2/4/2016 10:35:57Natasha GaultThe information regarding LiveBinders outlined all of the beneficial uses. As an educator, the uses for LiveBinders is very promising. The application will allow for individual use for communicating with students. Students can also use the application for communicating with other students. However, my favorite use is the ability to collect all types of data in one location for both student and educator collaboration.natashagault74
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2/23/2016 16:02:02Lori JensenLiveBinders is a nice organizational tool. It reminds me a lot of Pinterest. The best part of LiveBinders is how the user can keep track of all their websites in binders and not lose them from year to year. I liked the LiveBinders Blog to help me keep up on the new tools in LiveBinders such as when they added the spell check to the LiveBinders editor. In the article titled "10 Great Examples of Student Project LiveBinders" I liked the senior end of the year project to include essays, resume and projects. It is a neat way to students to make an eportfolio binder and could be used at any grade level. These binders are also an easy way for group work to keep track of websites and other work that the group members create and all the members would all have access to on any computer. I am excited to get started on creating my LiveBinders.jensenlo
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2/23/2016 16:08:33Linda IrickI think LiveBinders is a great organization tool. I created an account years ago but have never used it, hence the need for this class. My favorite of the ideas given is the senior project binder, though I think you could do this for any grade, which would make it a digital portfolio for that grade. I liked some of the things in this senior project, but not others as I did not think that they really took advantage of all the possibilities available. I think it would be pretty easy to just allow each student to have a binder where they kept information of their choice, with a little bit of teacher guidance.
I can see all kinds of uses for LiveBinders, pretty much anything that I now use regular binders for. They would be good to collect material related to a certain topic and to collaborate with peers. The blog with updates seems to be a nice tool. The video showed that LiveBinders is pretty user friendly and should be mostly intuitive to use.
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2/24/2016 9:23:22Lisa JensenLiveBinders is all new to me, I had never really heard of them prior to signing up for the class. But from watching the video, looking at the four articles and browsing through the blog, I am beginning to understand the use of LiveBinders and realize they can be a great organizational tool and can be very useful. As I looked through the blog, I learned that your binder can have shelves, which is a way to organize a collection of binders. I also liked the idea of spell check.
I am anxious to start exploring more of the LiveBinders and seeing what is available.
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3/1/2016 15:14:01Julie HickeyI love the efficiency of organizing material in a specified area. I have my files on my computer in an organized way, but the live binders seem to be a good place to file web sites and other data. As a first grade teacher, there are only a few Science or Social Studies units requiring material not already in our curriculum. This gives me a place to organize those units of study with up to date material. hickeyju
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3/1/2016 19:13:18James HickeyI tried to do some work with the LiveBinders without viewing the videos or reading the articles. I felt LiveBinders were very limited, not very useful and difficult to use. Then I "read the directions". The videos and articles were great and really opened my eyes. It also answered the question of why I couldn't load a Word of Excel document straight to the binder.hickeyji
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3/1/2016 20:49:24Matthew Baker This appears to be user-friendly, which of course is good, because I obviously won't use it if it's not convenient. For that reason, I already like the LiveBinder It button on my browser toolbar.

I don't have my own account, but based on what I've seen from my wife's Pinterest pages, this looks like a beefed-up version of that. On the one hand, it could be a great place to store and categorize useful resources for later reference. On the other hand, it could easily turn into a dumping ground for dozens or hundreds of good ideas I may never revisit. I suppose that's entirely up to me, the user.
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3/7/2016 14:50:37Melissa GoodI enjoyed reading the articles and watching the video. Live Binders seems like a really cool program. I'm excited to start building my own binders and looking for and using binders that others have already made. I really like the ability to share the binders. I work as a school counselor and I am hopeful that there will be a lot of school counseling resources that I will be able to utilize. It seems like it will be a really simple thing to use. I plan to use it in my work life but also in my everyday life. How exciting to be able to organize all my great resources and be able to obtain easy access to them anywhere I have an internet connection. I feel like I am always trying to recall and look up information I've found before and this gives me a great way to organize it all. I'd even like to link up our www.raiderscorner.com website with all my binders that are relevant to students. I'm not sure what the upcoming exercises are but I'd like to start developing these resources to implement this year and next school year. I think this class will prove to be very useful in many areas of my life. Melissa.Good
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3/15/2016 20:59:26Shari HerringtonThis is a great resource that is completely new to me! What a fantastic online tool to bookmark content, create learning pages and more! With the use of technology increasing in the classroom, this is a great tool to utilize. I'm looking forward to learning more about LiveBinders and how to effectively and efficiently use them.SHerr0718
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3/27/2016 21:07:43Jason SaveyI was very impressed with how many different ways teachers can use Live Binders to not only help organize material for classes or assignments, but to bring a more interactive method of learning to the students. The video was very helpful in showing how to get started with using Live Binders and also showing the different options that are available for designing your binders and the many different items you can add to them; from using websites, pictures, videos, uploading files from your computer, etc.. I am very interested in getting started and seeing how I can apply this in my own class. jsavey
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3/29/2016 14:39:41Shelby HendricksonI think this is a great way of organizing! I can have an electronic binder rather than a paper binder and can add anything that I want to it in just one click, such as, videos, google docs, pdf's, etc. It is also a great way for students to be able to easily access those materials. I am excited and eager to use this in my classroom.hendrics
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3/29/2016 14:39:41janel loneThe articles and video helped me to understand how useful LiveBinders can be! LiveBinders have so many ways to organize information rather than with paper copies. I love that you can add and copy other people's LiveBinders. There is so much potential in creating a Live Binder as an educator! dlone
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4/3/2016 14:16:31Sarah SeverIt seems to me that LiveBinder is a great tool in order to organize a variety of articles, websites, videos, etc. I can see the value in using LiveBinder for both personal and professional reasons. I like that you can embed shelves to a Google Site, which would make it accessible for students and parents. It seems very user friendly, and I'm excited to get organizing. I currently use Google Drive to do this, but I like that LiveBinder is a tool that can be more easily shared. Then, I can keep Google Drive as a more private tool. SSever
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4/13/2016 11:20:27Genevieve KlinkhammerWe use a LiveBinder for school wide resources. I never knew that they were so handy to use for the classroom. I really enjoy how each students information can be set to private, but still be shared with the teacher. Another great feature is the ability to add binder links that have already been created. The video provided a quick outlook, but the tools tab was difficult to find. GenevieveKlinkhammer
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4/19/2016 12:42:44Sarah WeberI have used live binders in other professional development classes, but I have not really used it to organize my own information yet. I am excited to see all of the possibilities. I really like that it can be shared. In my school our resource binder is set up on it - which has saved a lot of paper and made it a lot easier to access and make changes to. webercs
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4/23/2016 23:49:08Nicole GappaThat Live Binders is a great way to organize content that I may use in my classroom. The articles demonstrated that there is a variety of uses for Live Binders. The video gave me direction of how to start using the website, creating binders, tabs, and sub tabs. nicolegappa
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4/25/2016 20:37:46Nicole AhlbergI found the information very interesting about LiveBinders. I had never heard about them before this class. I love how you can organize themes and topics. I also love how I can put all our computer game resources in one location. I'm excited to make folders for all out themes and link the youtube videos that I usually have to search for. It will be nice to have everything in one place. I also like the fact that I can look up other Kindergarten binders for information. I've found some great ideas so far.nahlberg5
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5/11/2016 8:33:13Lynsay GranbergLooks interesting, I am excited to learn about what LiveBinders can all do!LynsayG
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5/23/2016 12:13:44Jennifer DoyleAfter reading the articles, it looks like LiveBinders can be utilized in a number of ways in classrooms with students. It also looks like a wonderful tool for keeping myself organized. I would hate to have you look at my current bookmarks. They are totally unorganized. It is exciting to think that I could have all of my web content, PDF's, files, etc. in one place that is accessible wherever I have a web connection. I loved the idea about the Independent Reading Binders and being able to utilize the binders as an ongoing digital portfolio for students. The videos make it look pretty easy. This is the first that I've used or even learned about LiveBinders, so I look forward to using my new account and exploring the possibilities.

I did not find the Tools Tab option on my version of LiveBinders. The only choices I had were Home, My, Featured, Upgrade. However, I was able to add the My LiveBinders Shelf to my Bookmarks a different way.
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5/31/2016 8:54:15Shanon ManleyI really liked the idea of being able to have an online 3-ring binder as I have my paper copy 3-ring binder next to my desk. I also like the idea of having my seniors create one that they can use wherever they are and that all of their information can be stored there. I am really thinking of having my creative writing class create a live binder for the class.shanonmanley
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6/1/2016 13:08:58Lisa HuntLiveBinders is a program that I have never heard of, but after reading these articles, I'm excited to start learning how to use them effectively! I teach fifth grade and collaborate quite a bit with my two teammates. This seems like an excellent method for sharing resources among colleagues. I also think that my students would benefit from LiveBinders. There were several examples of student binders that have given me some ideas on how to create a safe space for students to go to explore and projects that I could modify for my students to create.

After watching the video and exploring LiveBinders a bit myself, this seems pretty user-friendly. The different tabs and subtabs are easy to navigate and really help to organize the information that you want to include.
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6/3/2016 9:37:23Tammy LaPorteThis is the first time that I have been introduced to livebinders. What I have seen so far is that it really is only at the limitation of the person creating the binder. There are so many things that can be made from e-portfolios to summer virtual camps. I am thinking to myself that currently that I could create a binder for each unit of science study. From that I could create various items to help students access key learning material to help them independently. mrslaporte
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6/10/2016 14:36:25Lila MoellerLiveBinders is an online tool that will replace the 3 ring notebooks that are physically sitting on my shelves and will be much more useful! Not only will I be able to add documents and PDF's but also webpages, images, videos. They will also be interactive, more searchable and no longer static. Looks fairly easy to set up and use, especially with the LiveBinder It on the toolbar. LMM1975
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6/28/2016 10:37:04Sara CulverI believe that these binders have endless uses. I will actually use them for a few different things. First, I will use it to organize music web content for my piano studio. Second, I will use it for organizing recreational activities that I use as the recreational director for summer camps. Last, I will be recommending this to our senior experience teacher at school.fsculver
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7/2/2016 18:23:54Jeremy WrightThat which I took away from the articles and videos was that LiveBinders affords teachers and students the opportunities to really organize their digital lives. That which I appreciate about the tool is that it really can help teachers compile and organize lessons and units to consolidate all of the resources they collect. Something, I am in desperate need of. I can see it being very effective for using with students to compile portfolios or project based assessments. But, that which I don't appreciate as much is the idea of having to give students another username and password. I realize that it is the nature of the beast, but I am just overwhelmed by this ever-growing need.Wrightj21
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7/13/2016 14:26:23Sadie BossertThe video was very helpful in giving me a broad introduction to what a LiveBinder actually is. I had not heard of a LiveBinder before I signed up for this class. I am interested to learn more about them.

The articles gave me lots of ideas on how to use a LiveBinder in my classroom. I loved the idea of using one to store your various computer games to use in the Computer Lab. Our technology teacher is always adding bookmarks and icons to the desktop so my Kindergarteners can find the game we need. If we used LiveBinders, all of the games and activities would be in one place, and would be very easy for my students to access.

I also liked the Poetry Binder that was set up for various ages, from Kindergarten through 5th Grade. The teacher made a tab for each age, with sub-tabs for the different authors and websites to go along with them.
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7/25/2016 9:33:52KaylaI had not heard of LiveBinders until a recent profession development class. I became interested and decided to take the class. As a Kindergarten teacher, I don't feel that using it with my students is something we are all capable of yet, however, I am finding it to be a great way to organize all of my form, websites, google docs, etc. It's also a great avenue to share with my teaching partners.Kkrause22
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7/26/2016 19:19:36Teresa EdelmanI loved looking at the articles and seeing all the different ways that others are using LiveBinders. I was amazed at the variety of uses and how each person set theirs up a little differently. The video was very helpful in learning how to navigate the site. tmedelman
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7/27/2016 14:18:42Erika KruggelI have played with creating the live binders. But after looking through the articles and such I never thought about having the students create their own private binder as a digital portfolio. That would be a great way to look at and grade my students photos and paintings.MrsKruggel
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8/5/2016 19:25:48Lynne BrownI had no idea what Live Binders were, and the articles really opened my eyes to the possibilities. The suggestions and examples that were shown have me thinking about what I could do in my classes. Before, I was thinking that I would just use it as an organizational tool for my favorites on the web browser. Now, I can see using it for units on different music subjects. I like the fact that students can collaborate and use one binder for that. I took a look at some of the binders and liked that you can add not only links but pdfs and articles. The video was simple to understand and explained the basic features--there is enough to get started on a binder.LynneB1
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8/10/2016 18:57:46Candee CloosI am super excited to have a place to organize my students projects. I also look forward to using Livebinders to organize my online items for classes I teach. LiveBinders is a great thing that is new to me. As I begin to use chromebooks with my students this fall I look forward to implementing some of the new ideas I am picking up through this class.cscloos
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8/12/2016 12:42:31Nichole HahnAfter watching the video and reading the articles, I have taken away great information as to how to use my binder. I like the aspect of students writing or sharing a book report in live binders. Especially if you can get your students to record a video of them giving a book report and then sharing it that way in the class binder. This would make it easy for parents and other students to see their work. MissHahn
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8/31/2016 14:42:05Kelley GruneichThe video and the blog are great resources and introductions into Live Binders. After viewing and reading these I am overwhelmed with options that I am able to add to my binders and the different ways that I can customize my binder to meet my needs. I will be referring to the frequently as I am creating my very first binder!gruneike
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10/12/2016 13:27:10Agapiti (Pete) CabreraHow beneficial it is to have paperless binders that can be edited whenever you like, can be accessible to students wherever and can be organized so easily. SpanishFluency4u
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11/18/2016 8:29:52Kim BrendenThis is a great tool to organize projects, websites etc. It is very kid friendly and I think my class would enjoy using this to create a project in rather than on paper or the other tools we have used in the past. I am happy to see that parents can access this with the code. kim.brenden
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11/19/2016 15:09:20Stacie BiggerstaffI learned that LiveBinders is basically a digital three ring binder where I will be able to upload of variety of things such as links, webpages, files, documents, videos, images, etc. It is a great tool for both educators and students to utilize. It is definitely ideal for digital sharing. It is easy to use because on this site everything is organized with tabs and subtabs.

The article that was about the “Virtual Museum of Law” talked about how information frequently changes and in the past we really had no way of knowing if things were out of date. LiveBinders can assist us with this because it can be updated with new and current information if the creator chooses to do this. I learned that in order to see these changes, I will need to save it to my shelf. If I choose the copy option instead, I will not get new updates and information.

I am always amazed how technology changes so quickly. I cannot believe how many binders people have already made and the variety. It is great so many people are willing to share. I liked how Kim Collazo was using the digital portfolios in her classroom and how she had each of her students create their own accounts. She was also able to have her students complete several independent exploration activities at home using their LiveBinder accounts because they are a 1:1 school. Next year our school will be 1:1 so I am very excited because I will be able to incorporate more technology into our day. I liked the independent reading binder she created for her students too. In addition, I liked the idea of making a binder with computer websites. This would be an easier way for my students to access the links and have them all in one place.


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11/19/2016 17:03:03Traci MooreI really appreciated the variety of ways to use the Livebinders. The first article was helping me with my question about how you would be able to have students put their information into a binder that would be private-but yet allow the teacher and the parents to see it.

I really appreciated the validity of being able to update resources, especially with things that need to be updated on a very quick basis such as room assignments for testing, schedules, etc.

I think the example of the bar providing its information through Livebinders is helpful because I can not imagine how time consuming it would be to have to extract specific information and provide it to people on a regular basis-and this way that could easily get the information that they need in an easier format.
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11/29/2016 20:05:30Christy RandallI have never heard of livebinders before but by reading the articles, I am excited to start learning how to use it. The articles have given me ideas on how I can use it in my classroom. I also have thought of ways I could use it personally and professionally. I think it will be interesting to hear how others are using it and ways I can come up with on how it can benefit me. The video was short and fast so I will have to take my time learning the information and practice using the program.christy.randall
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12/1/2016 10:52:52Jenny LundThis is a very interesting and useful tool to use as a teacher. As an old school teacher, I struggle a little with technology so I had to watch the video a few times. I struggled with adding the LiveBinder It tab to my bookmarks, but figured it out. I am excited to use this!

The articles I read were interesting a and great introduction to the use of LiveBinders.
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12/7/2016 4:04:23Robin ShrakeI can visualize my lessons neatly organized within subject area binders and easily available to me. With this organizational tool not only can I use the power of the internet to gather and curate resources to enhance the learning experience of my students; but the students are able to interactively share information they have obtained on the world-wide web which enriches their understanding and knowledge.

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1/3/2017 14:13:57Jackie Jessop RisingLiveBinders is a social bookmarking tool that allows the user to organize more than just a list. It also puts thousands of searchable resources within reach of the user. This lends itself well to teaching self-paced and customized learning.jackiejj
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