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A collection of free and user-friendly tools for creating multimedia projects
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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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A Free Webinar to Share Tips & Tricks | ThingLink Blog

A Free Webinar to Share Tips & Tricks | ThingLink Blog | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

ThingLink EDU is has many features to help teachers efficiently manage a safe and secure ThingLink powered online learning environment. Google Drive is an  efficient tool for organizing and managing  the workflow in a ThingLink powered classroom. Together these two tools are unbeatable for managing a multi media rich learning environment.


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9/9/14 at 8:00 PM EDT

9/11/14 at 7:00 PM EDT


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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Share and Inspire Through ThingLink Interactive Image Slams

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Share and Inspire Through ThingLink Interactive Image Slams | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
Talented members of our rapidly growing ThingLink Education Community have discovered ways to leverage the power of ThingLink for a variety of innovative uses across all content areas and grade levels. ThingLink Interactive Image Slams are informal webinars designed to provide educators with a opportunities to share creative ways to transform teaching and learning with ThingLink. 
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: ThingLink Educators Featured on Huffington Post

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Padlet Mini - Quickly Collect & Curate Content

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Padlet Mini - Quickly Collect & Curate Content | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

Padlet Mini is a handy new toolbar extension for Chrome and Safari that's designed to help users collect and curate web content in a couple of clicks. Bookmarking with Padlet mini couldn't be easier.

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EdTech You Should Know

EdTech You Should Know | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

EdTech You Should Know is a new show in the Instructional Tech Talk network of podcasts created and facilitated by innovative educator Jeff Herb. The show features one educational technology tool per episode that is worth knowing about. The episodes are less than 10 minutes and they are designed to offer educators a taste of the great EdTech that's out there. 


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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Transforming Teaching & Learning with ThingLink

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The experience of bringing together a group of teachers through a common learning goal this summer has has been amazing. Now nearing the end of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge Week 7, participants are creating interactive images and self-publishing them all over the world wide web. 

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Love ThingLink on an iPad or in a Browser

Love ThingLink on an iPad or in a Browser | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
Earlier today I was asked about how we added the cool star nubbins in our Earth Day ThingLink, so I wanted to share some tips. ThingLink can be an awesome classroom creation resource. It’s iPad app and web browser version are both awesome! They do have some differences though, so let me share a few tips for creating & curating with …
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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, July 17, 11:23 PM

ThingLink! This web-based app (now with an iOS version) is really, really interesting - basically, you can turn images into interactive content and share them with whoever you would like. It is like a non-linear, totally visual exploration of content. Great to do with infographics too. This link has ideas on how to make the most of ThingLink on an iPad and online. 

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ThingLink Unplugged to Extend Classroom Walls | ThingLink Blog

ThingLink Unplugged to Extend Classroom Walls | ThingLink Blog | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

ThingLink is an amazing tool for teaching and learning that is supported across platforms. This flexibility provides teachers and students with a variety of options to extend the learning beyond the classroom walls. The recent addition of the Android app, along with the existing iOS app and web based platform, completes the full circle of possibilities for creating and learning with interactive images.


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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Connecting with Some Amazing Educators

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Connecting with Some Amazing Educators | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

I am truly enjoying facilitating the ThingLink Teacher Challenge this summer because it has allowed me to connect with some amazing educators. We are all learning, creating and sharing together. 

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Crowdsourcing to Build the Ultimate Wall of ThingLinks at ISTE 2014

Crowdsourcing to Build the Ultimate Wall of ThingLinks at ISTE 2014 | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

 I've decided to try to build the Ultimate Wall of ThingLink Interactive Images Shared at ISTE 2014. I'm hoping to collect those ThingLinks shared throughout the conference and publish them on a Padlet wall to curate those resources and share them with the community of connected educators.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Ultimate Word Wall with ThingLink & Padlet

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Ultimate Word Wall with ThingLink & Padlet | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 26, 6:51 AM

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Teri Thomas's curator insight, June 26, 10:00 AM

A helpful activity for memorizing activities online or in a classroom.

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Educators Explain with ThingLink

Educators Explain with ThingLink | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

Teachers have been busy creating interactive images for Week 1 of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge. The first challenge was designed for teachers to create an image about something within their realm of expertise to explore the tool without trying to create a complex lesson. The task was to create a "How To" image.

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Using ThingLink for Powerful Professional Development

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Free Webinar:: Using ThingLink for Powerful Professional Development

Tuesday, September 23rd8:00 PM EDT. My toolkit is filled with interactive graphics I've created and packed with resources. I use these to successfully jump start the learning of busy educators in places near and far. I frequently update and adapt the resources in my toolkit. They grow with me. Can't make the live broadcast? Sign up to receive the archived video. 
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Webinar Preview - Using Slides to Construct Knowledge

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Webinar Preview - Using Slides to Construct Knowledge | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

I am a big fan of using Google Docs Slides as a tool to construct knowledge. Built in functionality provides students with opportunities to engage in research, credit sources and work collaboratively to create and demonstrate learning.

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ThingLink EDU September Webinar Series

ThingLink EDU September Webinar Series | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

I am excited to be hosting a series of September webinars designed to help educators discover the power of using ThingLink EDU for teaching and learning. We hope you will join us for one or more of these free, online learning opportunities.

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The Global Search for Education: Pictures with Links

The Global Search for Education: Pictures with Links | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
Amelia Bedelia The Book Report -- by Lisa Johnson



For teachers and educators, the ability to creatively combine web content with interactive images offers an exciting way to share engaging digital platforms for learning. ThingLink is a popular...
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Free Webinar: Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink

Free Webinar: Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

Are you looking for a user friendly and flexible tool to help you easily create engaging multimedia rich content to redefine teaching and learning? Are you interested in using technology to meet the personal learning needs of the students in your classroom? We invite you to attend our free webinar and explore the powerful possibilities that exist with ThingLink EDU. 

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Engage Students in Informed Decision Making

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Engage Students in Informed Decision Making | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

With access to an abundance of online resources, students can become informed decision makers and stakeholders in their own learning.  Use of online polls, surveys, and digital tools for collecting feedback can turn passive observers into active participants.


Read more and view some amazing ThingLink interactive images created by participants in the #TLChallenge this week.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Tap Into Sound with ThingLink & Audioboo

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Tap Into Sound with ThingLink & Audioboo | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

This weeks ThingLink Teacher Challenged asked participants to focus on audio as they design lessons. We introduced Audioboo as an integrated web based platform and app that easily captures and collects audio for use. The goal of this challenge is to use ThingLink to design a multimedia rich learning experiences to support the diverse needs of all learners. 

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: ThingLink UnPlugged & Self-Published

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The ThingLink app makes the most out of the ease of use of the camera and video capabilities available on iOS and Android, allowing users to capture life on the go and become engaged in the learning at the moment. 

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, July 17, 11:27 PM

More on ThingLink! I am loving this app. 

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3 Ways to Use ThingLink for Video in the Classroom

3 Ways to Use ThingLink for Video in the Classroom | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
Recently ThingLink introduced ThingLink for Video, an exciting new editor for annotating video content with rich media.
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Webinar: Unpacking the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift

Webinar: Unpacking the CCSS Academic Vocabulary Shift | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

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Join me and Simple K12  as we explore some free and user friendly digital tools and effective instructional practices to support the necessary direct instruction of tier 2 and tier 3 words, as suggested by the Common Core. Sign up

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: News from ISTE: ThingLink gives educators free early access to its new video editor

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: News from ISTE: ThingLink gives educators free early access to its new video editor | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
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ThingLink Teacher Challenge Week 2: Design Your Digital Self | ThingLink Blog

ThingLink Teacher Challenge Week 2: Design Your Digital Self | ThingLink Blog | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

 I am very excited to launch the Thinglink Teacher Challenge activity for week 2, Design Your Digital Self. I think you will enjoy this challenge and find it to be a great kick-off activity for use with students in the fall.


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Explore the interactive channel of resources to guide your learning and Design Your Digital SelfSign up for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge Watch our showcases grow.
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ThingLink Education Features Reviewed | ThingLink Blog

ThingLink Education Features Reviewed | ThingLink Blog | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

As we approach the launch of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge, we thought it would be helpful to provide educators with a handy spot to review earlier posts about features available in ThingLink Teacher Account. Of course, a great way to share all of this information is through the use of an interactive image as a content launcher.

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