Symbaloo Enrolls Spain In SymbalooEDU
Spanish educators integrate digital resources in the classroom.
28 FEBRUARY 2013
SummarySymbaloo announces the start of SymbalooEDU in Spain. Further expanding the widespread success in the U.S. and the Netherlands, Spain is the next country to launch a dedicated EDU version. The resources in Spanish for education seem endless and teachers need to create an overview that manages them. Many educators in Spain started using Symbaloo after seeing the examples from their colleagues in the United States.
As a result of great success in the United States and the Netherlands, Symbaloo has chosen Spain as the next launch of SymbalooEDU. Educators use SymbalooEDU to organize and share the best of the web with students and colleagues. As a free tool, SymbalooEDU, helps spanish educators stay current with technology development in education while surviving the current budget cuts in Spain.
SymbalooEDU allows bookmarking of important websites along with the capability to share those resources with the entire school. Teachers and students are able to use content that has been curated by others, avoiding wasting endless time searching individually and running the risk of finding resources that may not be suitable. Of course, they can augment those choices with any of their own, making them sharable with others.
Symbaloo has chosen Spain because of their natural interest in integrating digital resources into the classroom. "We are thrilled to see how many enthusiastic teachers are already using Symbaloo in Spain. Supporting them with a dedicated version was an easy decision to make," states Klaas Lameijer, CEO of Symbaloo.
The SymbalooEDU content and training has been completely adapted for the Spanish Market. SymbalooEDU will enable Spanish teachers to get certified and set up their own PTE (Personal Teaching Environment) along with enabling students with setting up their own PLE's (Personal Learning Environments).
Anywhere and Any Device
Symbaloo is available on any device. Settings are stored in the cloud, which enables automatic synchronization between the computer, smartphones, tablets and of course smartboards. This way teachers and students have instant access to their important resources, regardless of their device or where they are.
Symbaloo is Free of Charge and Free of Advertising
Symbaloo is free for both personal and professional use. It has no advertising or distracting banners on the site, so students can fully focus on what’s important. Symbaloo will launch a Premium version for schools in the coming weeks, allowing schools to customize the experience and provide easy access to school-selected resources in addition to an individual's own selections. Experienced Spanish Symbaloo users are invited to use this premium free for 3 months during evaluations.
"Its not about making the process better that will improve education. It's all about content! Collaboration of teachers on resources and tools will accelerate the quality of education. Technology is ready, students are ready, lets get the teachers started!" Klaas Lameijer: CEO
"Schools that use digital resources encourage learning that is interactive, inspiring and learner-centered for both teachers and students as learners!" Sander: Business Development
Symbaloo is a visual bookmark management tool that helps to organize and share the best of the web.
By creating webmixes around their online favorites, users can easily access their frequently visited websites, news feeds, search engines, radio stations and/or widgets.