LiveBinders

LiveBinders Stories and Case Studies

Stories

Rhonda Phillips

“My loaded Content Literacy LiveBinder doesn't disappear after their course is over. It's always available for them to access the multitude of help provided for their professional development.”
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-- Rhonda Phillips
Deborah B. Ford

“I use LiveBinders to keep all of the booktalks in one place. Teachers and librarians can easily locate appropriate titles, as tabs are color-coded by interest level. Everything they need to teach the book is located in one place. In addition, as I discover new resources, I can quickly add them to the binder.”
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-- Deborah B. Ford
Faraja Thompson

“I created this LiveBinder to curate engaging content about copyright law and censorship, so that my students can see the relevance of these topics to their work, for themselves--they no longer have to take my word for it. ”
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-- Faraja Thompson
Brian Page

“LiveBinders is the easiest way for me to catalogue virtual resources, and the fastest way for colleagues and students to find them.”
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-- Brian Page
Karma Yantzie

“ Livebinders was a great platform for my Careers 7 class to showcase what they learned about the Nebraska Career Education Model. It was easy for them to learn how to use and it provided a digital portfolio they can access in the future. Their portfolios have been a good resource for my current Careers 7 students.”
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-- Karma Yantzie
Dawna Hatcher

“My first semester students (and parents) used the binder, and I was able to correct the mistakes and shortcomings on the fly. I consider this one of the most important features of LiveBinders. As I learned my students’ needs, I was able to insert (or change) information in the binder that accommodated them with just a few clicks of the keys. Everyone who used the binder needed something special—whether they specifically asked for or I observed it—poof! It was there!”
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-- Dawna Hatcher
Joy Kirr

“There are now OVER 400 teachers who have made the Genius Hour LiveBinder what it is today. […] Who to thank for this LiveBinder? A parent who didn't understand Genius Hour - because I didn't explain it. Who else? YOU. We should thank all the teachers who have made the LiveBinder what it is, and all the teachers who will help it grow further.”
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-- Joy Kirr
Sandi Faulkner

“As a teacher, I absolutely love the ways I have found to use LiveBinders! My students use this LiveBinder almost daily.”
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-- Sandi Faulkner
Dawn Wall

“I use it for onboarding new staff. I can just copy the binder for each new person and update the tabs. SO MUCH FASTER than paper and I can send it as follow-up to our meeting. It’s a great visual during our meeting (presentation) and it takes me right to the websites we need or screenshots to explain something.”
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-- Dawn Wall
Mickie Mueller

“I love that LiveBinders lets you share all kinds of digital information - from websites to videos to PDFs to Google Drive files to YouTube videos to Pinterest boards and Twitter feeds. LiveBinders is an excellent way to collect and share all kinds of digital resources.”
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-- Mickie Mueller
Deborah Craytor

“This year, LiveBinders have become an essential component of our new Virtual Museum of Law, enabling us to easily and cost-effectively update teacher resources on a daily basis. As a lawyer, I thought I would never give up my paper files, but LiveBinders has literally changed my life!”
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-- Deborah Craytor
Aldine ISD class

“Having it all organized in one place truly benefitted the students. It taught them technology, organization, and improved their grades. I had more time to teach and develop understanding, making the learning environment a true success!”
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-- Karin Lofton, 6th grade social studies teacher, Aldine ISD, Houston, TX
Kim Sinclair

“Livebinders is the Dyslexia Department go to resource and has became like a personal assistant to my dyslexia specialists. It has allowed us to become paperless and to update critical forms in an instant. ”
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-- Kimberly Sinclair

Case Studies

MOS Office Furniture

LiveBinders allowed MOS to cut through the version control challenges of email without requiring customers to navigate a tangle of cloud storage locations like Google Docs and Dropbox links. LiveBinders gave MOS the ability to present a diversity of materials, like text, drawings, blueprints, links, and spreadsheets in a single easy-to-access format which could be consistently kept up to date.
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Georgia Law Library

“Before we started using LiveBinders, a teacher would call or email me and say 'I’m getting ready to teach about juvenile justice, what can you send me?' We’d look through our resources and email or mail them, which was incredibly labor-intensive. Now I can just keep the LiveBinders updated and teachers can access them any time they want.”
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Finland Wordle

LiveBinders was the only tool Gelfgren tried that was able to bring far-flung web resources together under one roof while offering features that would make tracking views and sharing content straightforward. According to Gelfgren, “LiveBinders was an easier way for me to organize links into a simple system where all the links could be found in one place. LiveBinders was also used as a dissemination channel. When working with EU projects, it is very important to show dissemination evidence, and this was easily done as you show views per binder.”
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NAF logo

Sharon Schueler, facilitator at the Sioux Falls, South Dakota Academy of Finance, describes how LiveBinders has helped make collecting evidence a seamless part of the school’s improvement plans. Says Schueler, “The key to the success of using LiveBinders is to add, organize, and update evidence on a regular basis. Our action plan, along with documenting evidence in the LiveBinders template, helps to maintain our focus towards continuous improvement. LiveBinders makes it so easy!”
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S.U.P.E.R. librarians

“All these new resources keep popping up - how do we organize and present them in a way that teachers can access the right resources, and understand how they apply to Common Core?” said Mary Jo Matousek, Media Center Director at Meridian Middle School. “In other words, how do we enable teachers to shift their focus from adapting to common core, and back to teaching? We do it by essentially curating the web for them.”
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