Thursday, March 28, 2013

Bounce - Easy Way to Share Ideas on a Webpage

Bounce is a free Web 2.0 tool that lets you easily annotate screen captures of webpages.  You can then share them with anyone.
Start by entering the URL you want to annotate.
Then while the page is loading you will see why the site is named Bounce.

Bounce then generates an image of that website with controls at the top of the page that allows you to draw boxes that you can type annotations in. Then click on the specific area of the screenshot where you’d like to leave feedback. Keep in mind that each box is numbered sequentially, so you may want to plan your order prior to use.

Once you have finished adding annotations, Bounce creates a new URL for your screen captures that you can share with others.

Classroom Integration Ideas:

  • Teachers can add questions to websites they want students to research
  • Students add notes to researched web sites on assigned topics and share annotated notes with the rest of the class. 

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Symbaloo is a web based visual organizing and sharing tool that allows you to bookmark websites, which you can share or just use for yourself.

Each website that you would like to bookmark, is arranged in tile boards, or as Symbaloo calls them - webmixes. These can be shared easily with others by clicking webmix details, allowing you to share a the URL link to your webmix, email to others, or embed the code in your website or blog.
A new iPad version gives you access to your Symabaloo webmixes on any iDevice.

Classroom Integration Ideas:

  • Create webmixes about topics to share with your students. This would be a great for way elementary teaches to use with their students to use in place of bookmarking several websites on a specific computer. 
  • Students research a topic, and  create their own webmixes, then share them with the class as a way of presenting their research.