One of the most time consuming things for teachers and students in an elementary school computer lab is entering the URL for a website. In a 30 minute class, it can take 10 minutes simply to get all the students on the correct webpage. That's 1/3 of the time just getting to where you want to go.
Adding the links to the school or class webpage can be done but even that can be time consuming. There had to be an easier way and there is.
Portaportal.com! Internet bookmark keepers have been around for a long time but this one is exceptionally clear and easy to read---a plus when you have primary readers. Check out our bookmark page at
We added this bookmark to both our Internet Explorer and Safari favorites bars. I can add a new bookmark in just seconds and the students are off and learning, not fumbling with a url.
It's free, it's easy, and it's done.