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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Tools for Differentiating Vocabulary: K12Online

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Digital Tools for Differentiating Vocabulary: K12Online | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

please check out my session, Digital Tools for Differentiating Vocabulary Instruction at the K12OnlineConference. While you're there you are sure to discover more terrific 20 minute sessions, available for viewing at your convenience.

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Wow, lots of awesome info in the session on Digital tools for Vocab instruction. Thanks for the great tools.
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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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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.

 

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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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Use ThingLink to Power STEM or STEAM Projects

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If you are an educator who uses the STEM or STEAM model to provide students with project based learning experiences, you might want to try using ThingLink to power your projects. Not only will you discover the endless possibilities that exist for using this flexible tool, if you submit your project to one of the ThingLink Creative Challenges you can win a prize!

Currently there are four education related challenges to choose from, each focusing on STEAM and the related disciplines. All of the challenges are available on the Creative Challenges site. 

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Share Your SuperBowl Story Through Digital Storytelling

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Great news! ThingLink has recently launched the SuperBowl Creative Challenge, inviting users to share your SuperBowl story through an interactive image. 

All entries will be entered in a random drawing to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Personalize Classroom Learning - Free Online Event

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Personalize Classroom Learning - Free Online Event | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

Join me and Simple K 12 for a free online event on January 31st designed to help educators personalize learning.

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Crowdsourcing To Share & Create Science Resources

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Many teachers are creating amazing interactive images packed with resources for teaching science. Many students are using ThingLink to demonstrate learning about science by annotating images with multimedia. Good news! We are crowdsourcing to collect resources to and share great interactive images for teaching and learning about science. We hope you will join us.

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Take the ThingLink Science Creative Challenge

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Join us in creating and curating the best science images, aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Create a ThingLink to support learning in the fields of life science, physical science, or earth and space science then submit it using our new Creative Challenges tool. The challenge is open for 30 days and we will feature the best images during a webinar on February 17, 2015 to celebrate.

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2 Winners of ThingLink Tech and Engineering Creative Challenge Featured

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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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Science Creative Challenges Winners

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We are pleased to announce the winners of our first 3 Science Creative Challenges. With many amazing images to choose from, it was very difficult to choose one winner from each category. The tie-breaking factor in each case came down to the level of student engagement. The winners of each of these challenges will be awarded 3 Premium EDU accounts to give to teachers at their school. Congratulations to Laura Moore, Christi Collins and Patricia Merlino! Many thanks to everyone who submitted an image.

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 3-5

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Looking for advice on integrating iPads in grades 3-5? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
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Unpacking Tech & Engineering for a New Creative Challenge

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In February we promised to launch our next Creative Challenge focusing on Technology and Engineering. This is part of a bigger effort to curate content related to the disciplines involved in STEAM and also to  demonstrate amazing ways to use ThingLink by sharing the work of our education community members. 


The winner will receive a $200 Amazon Gift Card!

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Learning Menus and Choice Boards to Differentiate in the Classroom with Google Apps

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I love learning menus, and it is one of my favorite ways to incorporate choice and differentiate learning.

Learning menus or choice boards are a form of differentiated learning that give students a menu or choice of learning activities.

One easy way to
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Using ThingLink to Support STEAM

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STEAM is an approach to teaching that supports arts integration across the curriculum. In a STEAM classroom students construct and demonstrate understanding about core subject areas through an art form. Teachers design learning experiences that encourage students to engage in a creative process that connects an art form to one or more core subject areas, such as Science, Engineering, Technology or Math to meet objectives in all areas.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Take the ThingLink Science Creative Challenge

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Join us in creating and curating the best science images, aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Create a ThingLink to support learning in the fields of life science, physical science, or earth and space science then submit it using our new Creative Challenges tool. The contest is open for 30 days and we will feature the best images during a webinar on February 17, 2015 to celebrate.

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