Do you have trouble keeping track of all your favorite digital media such as photos, websites, or notes? This free tool is helping teachers everywhere organize digital resources.
Pearltrees is a free tool helping educators utilize all of the wonderful resources available on the internet.
With Pearltrees Education, the Internet becomes the main documentary resource for your school. Teachers and students organize all the resources that matter and share them with all the members of their school. – Pearltrees
After opening your account, you can create virtual pinboards of resources. You can add any type of material you like to your pearltrees, be it a website, digital photo, article, or file. The tool also has mobile apps so you can access and edit your boards from your computer or mobile devices.
The privacy settings at Pearltrees allows you to keep resources private, share with a group, or share with the entire world. This makes it easy to work on your materials collaboratively, or on your own.
Interested to learn more about free technology for classroom use? I recommend this training session, 20 Free Tech Tools to Make Your Job Easier. If you've found that you rarely have time to do all of the things you'd like to do in your classroom, or that some tasks just seem to take longer than they should, then this session is a must for you. Discover a few free tech tools that'll make your job easier.
Have you tried out Pearltrees yet? Let me know what you think about this tool in a comment on this article.
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.