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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

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Smarter Balanced sample items illustrate the rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics items and performance tasks students will encounter on the Consortium’s next-generation assessments.

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A collection of user-friendly digital tools to leverage the power of technology to support all learners.
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners Blog

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View the CoolTools Blog, a regularly updated source of ideas for efficient and effective technology integration


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Join Our ThingLink 360/VR Bootcamp Celebration Event! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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Join Us for ThingLink Bootcamp Live! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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Design Interactive Place-Based Learning with Virtual Reality

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Increased access to virtual reality provides educators opportunities to design interactive learning spaces for PBE around the world.

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ThingLink Bootcamp is Coming to New Hampshire!

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We are pleased to offer our second ThingLink VR Bootcamp in North Sutton, New Hampshire! This event is open to all educators in the area and it will take place on Friday, November 4th, from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.
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Learn to Create Interactive Graphics for Teaching & Learning | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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Please join me and Simple K-12 on Thursday, August 18th at 4:00 pm EDT for a webinar designed to help teachers learn to Create Interactive Multimedia Graphics for Teaching & Learning. We will take a look at some student-centered learning projects that are designed to engage all learners through the use of rich media. We'll explore ways to take advantage of integrated 3rd party tools, like Google Apps, to drive the learning and assess student learning. Learn more and sign up on Simple K-12.
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5 Reasons to go Back-to-School with ThingLink

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Throughout the summer, teachers have been busy piloting the use of ThingLink 360/VR to explore great ways to use our newest tool in the classroom. We’re excited about the possibilities that exist for engaging students in learning like never before. To celebrate, we’re having a Back2School sale! Please consider 5 reasons to go back-to-school with ThingLink this fall.
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Create an Interactive Map Project | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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I'm excited to be facilitating a Simple K-12 webinar designed to help educators learn to Create an Interactive Map Project. This is part of a full-day of webinars dedicated to introducing Tools for Student Projects. I hope you can join us on Tuesday, July 19th.scription
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Get Started with the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge

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Welcome to the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge! Week 1: Tag it!

We will use the 360 map below to follow the steps to complete week 1 of the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge. When you are ready to navigate through the 360 image, click the symbol in the upper right corner to view full screen, then follow the numbers. Follow the steps through the numbered icons on the 360 image or use the overview of steps beneath the 360 map!
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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Would you like to help us build a 360/VR interactive tour of the Smithsonian at ISTE? You're invited to stop by the Dell Learning Lounge, located near the Blogger's Cafe to try ThingLink's newest tool.

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3 Reasons to Take the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

3 Reasons to Take the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
The ThingLink Summer VR Challenge for coaches, teachers and students will provide opportunities for participants at all levels to work together to explore and create interactive 360/VR activities for teaching and learning. This challenge is free, self-paced and designed to help teachers successfully embrace the powerful possibilities of the 360/VR Editor. We invite educators from across the globe to participate! 


Here are 3 reasons to take the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge.
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Join me at #ISTE2016 to Power Up the ePortfolio Process | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me at #ISTE2016 to Power Up the ePortfolio Process | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Learn to embrace e-portfolios to empower students as stakeholders in their own learning. Explore apps that seamlessly support the three-step e-portfolio process to ensure successful implementation and management. Discover powerful ways students can create collections of artifacts to document learning as they engage in self-reflection and goal setting.scription
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Using VR To Solving Real World Issues: Example Of Global Women's Rights

Using VR To Solving Real World Issues: Example Of Global Women's Rights | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Shortly after the Women’s March in January this year we conducted a survey among teachers to learn about how they integrate topics such as globa
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Learn With Some Amazing ThingLink Certified Educators! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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Breakout of Your ThingLink 360! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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ThingLink Bootcamp is Here! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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seamlessly integrate ThingLink 360/VR into the classroom.
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Become a ThingLink Certified Educator in 3 Steps

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An increasing number of schools are interested in including ThingLink and the new 360 photo editor for VR in their toolkits. This is an exciting time for us and we recognize the need to build a very strong and talented team of experts who can help us grow. We are excited to announce the new ThingLink Certified Educators Program. If you love ThingLink and would like to be part of this team, we invite you to complete the 3 step process.
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4 Ways to Use Thinglink's Virtual Reality App in Your Classroom - Class Tech Tips | #VR #Apps

4 Ways to Use Thinglink's Virtual Reality App in Your Classroom - Class Tech Tips | #VR #Apps | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Give students a new way to interact with information and Thinglink's virtual reality app is a great example of this technology in action.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Virtual+Reality

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=ThingLink

 


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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, June 20, 2016 4:29 AM
Thinglink's Virtual Reality App let’s students create interactive products that demonstrate their understanding of a topic. In addition to being a great platform for creating something for an authentic audience, it’s also iPad, Android and Chromebook friendly.
Gust MEES's curator insight, June 20, 2016 8:55 AM
Give students a new way to interact with information and Thinglink's virtual reality app is a great example of this technology in action.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Virtual+Reality

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners/?tag=ThingLink

 

 

Norton Gusky's curator insight, June 21, 2016 7:36 PM
Sounds like a great tool for kids to use to share their understanding
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Create an Interactive Map Project | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Create an Interactive Map Project | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
I'm excited to be facilitating a Simple K-12 webinar designed to help educators learn to Create an Interactive Map Project. This is part of a full-day of webinars dedicated to introducing Tools for Student Projects. I hope you can join us on Tuesday, July 19th.
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Summer VR Challenge: Mapping Our Digital Selves

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Some participants in the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge have successfully completed the first activity, Design Your Digital Self. Meet the educators who are leading the way and connect with them. The map will be updated as participants turn in their interactive avatars.
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ThingLink at #ISTE2016 | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink at #ISTE2016 | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
ThingLink made a big splash at ISTE2016 with interactive 360/VR lessons. Educators were excited to discover the powerful possibilities of using the sleek new tool to design learning experiences on top of breathtaking 360 images. Many thanks to Naomi Harm and Dell for inviting us to display our images on the gorgeous, new 70 inch LED touch display! Everyone loved exploring the 360/VR lesson on London, above. Explore the lesson in full-screen mode for the best experience. description
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Sessions at ISTE | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

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Join me at #ISTE216!
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Join me at #ISTE2016 for Digital Storytelling with Interactive Images | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join me at #ISTE2016 for Digital Storytelling with Interactive Images | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Every image has a story. Learn how authors of all ages can tell deeper stories with multimedia rich interactive images and 360/VR images. Explore a variety of examples and get resources to create powerful stories that engage students like never before and appeal to the diverse needs of all learners.
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Mrs. Reinagel's comment, June 23, 2016 1:50 PM
Maybe a webinar after? I wish I could be there!
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The ThingLink Summer VR Challenge is Almost Here! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The ThingLink Summer VR Challenge is Almost Here! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
Would you like your students to explore Mars, visit historic places, or dive deep into the ocean? Great news! The ThingLink Summer VR Challenge will provide educators with the tools, knowledge and support you need to create interactive 360/VR lessons that are will engage students like never before!
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