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50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities

50 Useful Apps For Students With Reading Disabilities | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.

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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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Building a Free Library of Interactive Resources

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The founder of ThingLink, Ulla Engeström, has a goal to build a free library of interactive resources for all teachers, students and parents. She has launched a crowdfunding campaign, Women Who Tech, to gain support for education and women tech entrepreneurs. 


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Bring the Textbook to Life! Update & Advice

Bring the Textbook to Life! Update & Advice | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it
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It is clear now that the most important task for this challenge is to share an interactive image of your school, and then build on that by participating in additional challenges as time allows.


We hope you can join us in Bringing the Textbook to Life! Living in the US. Here is the story of how I managed the project with a small tech team of students.

 

 

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Free Webinar: Avatars & Internet Safety

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Join us for a free webinar on Avatars and Internet Safety to kickoff Living in the US - Bring the Textbook to Life! 
There's no better time than to focus on Internet safety then when introducing a collaborative Project

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A Project with History

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I'm excited about launching a high interest end of year classroom collaborative project that's sure to be fun and engaging for students. This project has history for me since this will be my third go around, and I am inviting readers of this blog to join and share the news with fellow educators.

Living in the US Bring the Textbook to Life!

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Classroom Creative Challenge – Living in the US!

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Join us in an exciting and fun ThingLink Classroom Creative Challenge to build interactive books about living in the US. This is  a great end of year project that’s loaded with learning and offers a high level of student interest. Best of all, it’s a great way to get classrooms and schools on board with ThingLink Verified Organizations.


Let’s Bring the Textbook to Life as we explore living in the US!

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New PRO Feature: Customizable Pop-ups!

New PRO Feature: Customizable Pop-ups! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

One of our most requested features has been the ability to customize the fonts and colors of rich media tags – aka the pop-ups!

 

We are happy to announce that these features are now available to ThingLink PRO, Whitelabel, and VIP users.

 

More customization options will allow you to match the look and feel of your tags with the graphic style of your images and videos.  Using brand colors and font styles enhances the additional layer of information on your media.

NEW PRO FEATURE: CUSTOMIZABLE POP-UPS!
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I am enjoying using the customizable pop ups as I rebuild the Expert Educators Map

 

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2 Winners of ThingLink Tech and Engineering Creative Challenge Featured

2 Winners of ThingLink Tech and Engineering Creative Challenge Featured | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Today we are excited to provide two inspring ways to use ThingLink by celebrating the work of the winners of our Technology and Engineering Creative Challenge.


We discovered two must share interactive images and also added a chunk of science related content to our Epic Wall of Science Resources!


Congratulations to Vlademer Proudnikov and Patricia Merlino and everyone who contributed to the ThingLink Tech and Engineering Creative Challenge last month!

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3 Ways to Learn More About ThingLink EDU

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We have been very busy at ThingLink over the course of the past year and we are pleased to see our community of educators growing considerably. We now offer district level verified organization accounts,  a designated classroom workspace for teachers and their students and ThingLink for Video! We have remodeled and improved our teacher management features and we’ve updated our amazing iOS app to be even better for educational use. We thought you might appreciate some resources to help you embrace our full-featured education platform.

 
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ThingLink Creative Challenges

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Join us in creating and curating the best STEAM related interactive images for teaching and learning focusing on Technology and Engineering. Tap into your creativity and explore the endless possibilities.


Take the ThingLink Creative Challenge for a chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card!

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Explore Our Epic Wall of Science & STEAM Resources

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Are you looking for resources and inspiring ideas to engage students in standards based 21st Century Learning experiences? We’ve got some amazing resources for you!

 

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Bring the Textbook to Life! Next Question Results

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Show Support to Education and Female Founders!

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Our goal:

1. Curate and distribute a monthly series of interactive books and videos that support learning across subjects.

2. Partner with educational publishers, image, and video archives for creating high-quality, mobile friendly media library for teachers, students, and parents.

3. Build a subject and grade level specific content search on ThingLink

 

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Bring the Textbook to Life! Update & Advice

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As we begin the 3rd week of the our Classroom Creative Challenge, we would like to pause for a moment to highlight the school images displayed in our Book Channel at the top of the post, share a story illustrating one approach to completing the creative challenge, and collect some feedback from participants to get the most out of the learning. We also want to give busy students and teachers some time to catch up or join us. This project gets better with a lot of participation!

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A Project with History

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I'm excited about launching a high interest end of year classroom collaborative project that's sure to be fun and engaging for students. This project has history for me since this will be my third go around, and I am inviting readers of this blog to join and share the news with fellow educators. 



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Take the Classroom Creative Challenge: Bring the Textbook to Life & Explore Living in the US

Take the Classroom Creative Challenge: Bring the Textbook to Life & Explore Living in the US | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Join us in an exciting and fun ThingLink Classroom Creative Challenge to build interactive books about living in the US. This is  a great end of year project that's loaded with learning and offers a high level of student interest. Best of all, it's a great way to get classrooms and schools on board with ThingLink Verified Organizations.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Pollution Party Images

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Pollution Party Images | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

I've been teaching 5th graders to use images to construct knowledge. As they create their images I continually ask them to explain their learning through the use of clear and consicse words. I do see some evidence here that all of the promting is encouraging students to interact with the content! 

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Finding a Balance: ThingLink for Digital and Analog Work

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Do you sometimes struggle to find a balance between digital and analog work in your day to day classroom? Discover ways to incorporate both into projects.
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Thinking About Visual Literacy

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The other day my friend and collegue, Richard Withers, displayed a detailed image in front of our staff and asked us to read it. This conversation was about visual literacy. One of interest to me.
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Grab a ThingLink Account for Your School Distict & Checkout the Updated iOS App

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Free Webinar: ThingLink Interactive Image Slam

Free Webinar: ThingLink Interactive Image Slam | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Explore the amazing winning science images submitted to the ThingLink Science Creative Challengesto support learning in the fields of life science, physical science, or earth and space science. 

Get inspired by our guest panelests Laura Moore, Christi Collins and Patricia Merlino as they share their winning images. Explore our Epic Wall of Science and STEAM Resources Learn more about the current Creative Challenge for a chance to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card.


Join us live at 8:00 PM EST OR sign up to receive a copy of the archive in your in box.

 

Sign up for this free webinar.

 
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Looking Forward to Ilinois Computing Educators Conference

Looking Forward to Ilinois Computing Educators Conference | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Every year at this time of year I get excited about attending the Illinois Computing Educators Conference, #ICE15, in Chicagoland! I love the energy and excitement that forward thinking educators bring to this event. I will be bringing plenty of ThingLink bling to share at the social events, as well as hosting some sessions. Here is what I have planned while I'm there.

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Slave Simulation, An Edtech Game for Classrooms

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Yesterday, I was shocked to open my email from Common Sense Media's Graphite to find a recommendation and review for the game, Mission US: Flight to Freedom as a recommended piece of technology to ...
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