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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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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

Join me and Simple K12 for 

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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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Embrace Change This Summer with Professional Development

Embrace Change This Summer with Professional Development | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

Summer is the time of year when teachers can enjoy a break from the the highly scheduled daily routines of the school year. It's also a great time for teachers to engage in professional development to keep up with the challenges of our rapidly changing educational environment.

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Using ThingLink to Express Teacher Appreciation | ThingLink Blog

Using ThingLink to Express Teacher Appreciation | ThingLink Blog | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5th -9th this year and ThingLink is an amazing tool for showing teachers how much their efforts are appreciated. It’s fun, it’s flexible and users have access to all the resources available on the world wide web. Anything is possible with ThingLink.

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Using ThingLink Beyond the Classroom Walls

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ThingLink is now supported across platforms to provide teachers and students with a variety of flexible options to extend the learning beyond the classroom walls.
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ThingLink Through the SAMR Lens | ThingLink Blog

ThingLink Through the SAMR Lens | ThingLink Blog | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

If you are a teacher with a passion for teaching, ThingLink is an essential tool for your toolkit.  This flexible tool is well-suited for helping students dig deeper into content as they create. Learning to use ThingLink is an adventure worth exploring.

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Digital Differentiation, a Free Webinar on 3/29

Digital Differentiation, a Free Webinar on 3/29 | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

Digital Differentiation, Tools to Support Flexible Learning Paths for Personalized Learning

 

Kicking off a Simple K12 Free Day of Learning on March 29th at 10:00 AM EDT  

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

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Transforming Teaching & Learning with ThingLink | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

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

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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

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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

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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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3 Reasons to Take the ThingLink Teacher Challenge This Summer | ThingLink Blog

3 Reasons to Take the ThingLink Teacher Challenge This Summer | ThingLink Blog | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

The ThingLink Teacher Challenge is a free, self-paced, online summer professional development opportunity designed to help teachers transform classroom teaching and e-learning with ThingLink, an easy-to-use interactive image and video platform.

This challenge invites teachers to learn to use interactive images to redefine learning in the classroom. Learn how to connect audio, video, images, and text in one cohesive presentation
during this self-paced professional development opportunity.

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Create a Multimedia Memory Book | ThingLink Blog

Create a Multimedia Memory Book | ThingLink Blog | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

As another school year comes to a close it’s time for students and teachers to celebrate and reflect on all the wonderful experiences from the school year. ThingLink is the perfect tool for creating multimedia memory books to help students capture memories, preserve them, and share them with friends and family across the globe.

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Mange Classroom Workflow with Showbie

Mange Classroom Workflow with Showbie | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
Are you looking for an easy and efficient way to manage the workflow in your 1:1 iPad classroom?

Showbie is an iPad app that offers a solution to help teachers distribute, collect and evaluate digital assignments created on an iPad. Showbie is simple and easy to use right out of the box.
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ThingLink Android App has arrived! | ThingLink Blog

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Content Curation Through the SAMR Lens

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There are a variety of helpful tools to choose from to make content curation fun and useful. It’s important to choose a tool that will grow with you as you strive to use technology as a tool that helps you "Teach Above the Line" and transform learning.
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Design Your Digital Classroom ICE 2014

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Sharing resources from a full day workshop I facilitated at #ICE14, Design Your Digital Classroom

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