Thursday, March 24, 2011

LiveBinders: A Great Resource for Sharing Information

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by all of the resources you find?

I feel this way more and more every day. There is so much information out there and so many people are wanting to share their ideas with you and I forget where I put what between this blog, various bookmarks, RSS feeds, etc. I also have friends that have created wikis to share their content with others and I have those to follow as well. Do you get these same headaches and the feeling that you are losing your memory to information overload?

A friend told me last night about a free site called LiveBinders that allow you to collect and organize your resources and then share them with others (publicly sharing your binder with anyone that visits the site is an option as well).

As the site states:
LiveBinders is dedicated to helping you empower others with the information you work hard to collect.

If you're like us, you've used 'creative' tactics to keep track of all your links either through email, word documents or endless lists in your browser bookmarks folder. It's hard to put a group of links together in any meaningful format. And sharing a group of URLs is cumbersome for everyone - the sender and the receiver. Have you ever looked through your bookmarks list and forgotten what they are all for?

We created LiveBinders so that you could do with digital information what you do with the papers on your desk - organize them into nice containers - like 3-ring binders on your shelf. With our online-binders you can also upload your documents and easily combine them with your links in a neat and organized way
We welcome you to create as many LiveBinders as you need to help organize the stuff you collect and share on the Web.
Check out the Civil War Biographies Binder as a great example (and take a look at the Animated Battles of the Civil War).

There is also a Collision Repair Binder that confirms my belief that this could be a great tool for career and technology educators.

Take a look and let us know if you have created any LiveBinders!

By the way, LiveBinders is offering a live demo on classroom uses on March 24th at 7:00 p.m. cst.

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