Quite awhile ago I talked about how I found the livebinders site a bit clunky. Well I must revise my statement because the site has worked very well for several research projects I have been doing. It is so nice to be able to embed websites within one website. This is extremely helpful with databases because no one can ever find the sheet with the passwords. We want students, staff, and parents to access and utilize the resources we sink tons of money into. They are fabulous resources and anything I can do to increase use and accessibility is key.
In terms of how I have been using the product. I have embedded those databases relevant to the research as well as websites I have come across that are relevant to the project. I even embed EasyBib so they can begin thinking about the Bibliography at the beginning of the project. It does not matter what the end product consists of because citing sources is pivotal in my mind and that of the common core. In the following example, the students were researching for a Roaring Twenties Glog. I love Glogster Edu for poster projects because you are not limited by paper. Adding videos and audio are a welcome perk. Not to mention adding document, drawing, and much much more. However, back to Livebinder. I was able to embed my video/audio converter, video resources, audio resources, databases, and well researched websites. The goal of this project was to have students be successful locating information within a bunch of good resources. This is challenging for students.
If you want to create a project based resource for your students, LiveBinders is a great choice. It is flexible for and above all extremely easy to use and create on the fly.