A key component of The Fletcher School’s Digital Citizenship program includes guiding students to make excellent choices when using their devices. Our teachers prepare students for their digital worlds by modeling, instructing digital citizenship, and teaching students how to practice navigating and organizing resources from a variety of sources. Students can now benefit from this continued guidance when using their devices either at school or at home using Symbaloo.
Symbaloo is a personalized learning environment, which offers a shared collection of online bookmarks and web resources. Fletcher’s Symbaloo webmixes are organized by grade levels and customized by Fletcher’s EdTech team, evolving with continuous student and teacher input. With Symbaloo, Fletcher students may use technology to access specific activities/games which are safe and appropriate for specific approved school periods (eg. advisory, homeroom, team time), during before/after school programs, and even at home. Symbaloo provides students with both guidance and independence, leading them to take responsibility for their own learning while continuing to benefit from Fletcher’s excellent devices and technology resources.
How Does Symbaloo work?
Fletcher students may use the following resources to create, explore, or play games during before and after school programs, or during any assigned free time during the school day:
- Symbaloo for Grades 5-12
- MacBook – students can bookmark this page in Chrome
Any student/teacher wishing to suggest an item to be added to the Symbaloo may submit their idea using the Symbaloo Request Form, which is also linked on each Symbaloo webmix.