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John Jones on EDU Symbaloo and More

John Jones on EDU Symbaloo and More

My first Teacher Tech Trials interview was incredible.

I learned how the creative use of Symbaloo can help me streamline the access to my favorite websites. Ever wonder how you can declutter your overpopulated bookmarks bar?

I had the honor of meeting and interviewing John Jones (@JohnJonesPE). John is a High School Health and PE Driver Education teacher in Northern Virginia. John also teaches Health and Fitness at Northern Virginia Community College.

John uses “EDU Symbaloo” to help keep his day more organized and efficient. EDU Symbaloo can be used as a custom webpage to help declutter all the bookmarks we can become overwhelmed with. It uses square icons on a single page that can be clicked on for quick access to some of our most visited sites.

In our interview John also shared some creative uses of “Darbee”, “Kahoot”, “Plickers”, “Quizlet”, and “Remind” to create a blended learning environment for his High School Health and PE Students. He also shares about how important “Twitter” has become in his professional development, pointing out how it has become a powerful learning community.

Take a look at our Google Hangout to see some creative ways John has been able to use these online tools with his classes. I know I have already set up my own EDU Symbaloo homepage and love the easy access to my frequently visited websites. Thank you John for sharing with our Teacher Tech Trials community!

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