Cool Tools for Mu...
Follow
Find
3.7K views | +0 today
Cool Tools for Multimedia
A collection of free and user-friendly tools for creating multimedia projects
Curated by Susan Oxnevad
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners Blog

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners Blog | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

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

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

ThingLink Teacher Challenge Collect & Curate Incredible Content

ThingLink Teacher Challenge Collect & Curate Incredible Content | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

This week the ThingLink Teacher Challenge is designed to help participants discover and collect great content to remix and reuse. At the same time, participants will be able to connect with like-minded educators to share the workload and get inspired. Week 2 is all about working with Channels.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

3 Reasons to Take the Next ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge

3 Reasons to Take the Next ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
The ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge is a free, self-paced, online professional development opportunity designed to help teachers explore the powerful possibilities of using ThingLink for teaching and learning. This 5 week challenge invites teachers to have fun learning to use interactive images, slideshow channels and interactive video to power up your pedagogy and redefine learning in the classroom.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Bring the TextBook to Life! Tornadoes

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Bring the TextBook to Life! Tornadoes | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
Sharing Stories About Schools

If you've ever gone to school in the Midwest, you've probably experienced the threat of a tornado. Students at Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Iowa lived through one on May 25, 2008.


Corey Goetsch, a teacher and coach at the high school in Pakersburg, IA documented the story of the rebuilding of the school through an interactive image and shared it through the ThingLink Creative Challenge, Show Us Your School. It serves as a comprehensive collection of personal content to document this catastrophic event.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Susan Oxnevad from 21st Century Technology Integration
Scoop.it!

The Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits Volume XVII: April 2015

The Geeky Girl’s Greatest Hits Volume XVII: April 2015 | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

Hey, edtech peeps! This one’s for you: A recap of the posts that appeared on this blog during April 2015 compiled in one really swell interactive image. There’s a little bit of somethin’ somethin’ going on for everyone!


Via Jamie Forshey
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: New Topics for Bring the Textbook to Life!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: New Topics for Bring the Textbook to Life! | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

To get started, please create an interactive image to Show Us Your School and get added to our interactive map. Then grab your mobile device and take a walk through your schoolyard or neighborhood to capture photos of gardens, search for insects on your playground, or simply brainstorm a list of local landmarks and do some research. We hope you will find something interesting. If not, please make a suggestion. We love feedback!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Building a Free Library of Interactive Resources

Building a Free Library of Interactive Resources | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

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. #WomenWhoTech

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Free Webinar: Avatars & Internet Safety

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Free Webinar: Avatars & Internet Safety | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

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! 

We are excited to share Avatars and Internet Safety lessons and resources to help remind students to protect their identities when collaborating and communicating online.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Free Webinar About ThingLink for Your District

Free Webinar About ThingLink for Your District | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

With the announcement of ThingLink Verified Organization Accounts for school districts last week we have had an outpouring of interest. We are excited to start signing school districts up for easy district and school level management! We thought it would be a great idea to offer a free webinar to provide stakeholders with an overview of the features and inspiring examples of ways to use ThingLink across an organization. I am excited to be hosting this webinar.


Sign up for the live event or to receive a copy of the archived webinar.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Ways to Learn More About ThingLink for Education

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Ways to Learn More About ThingLink for Education | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

We have been very busy on the education side of 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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

3 Interactive Resources from ICE 2015

3 Interactive Resources from ICE 2015 | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

 truly enjoyed my time at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference last week. It's always great to have a chance to engage in real conversations with innovative educators, instead of exchanging ideas through tweets and emails! And of course, it's fantastic to meet so many educators who are passionate about using technology as a tool for learning.


#ICE15

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Build Your ThingLink Classroom

Build Your ThingLink Classroom | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

The start of the New Year seems like the perfect time to review teacher management features to make it simpler for students to signup, create and collaborate with ThingLink. We hope you will find these quick video tutorials with accompanying written directions to be helpful. In addition, we invite you to attend our upcoming webinar, Build Your ThingLink Classroom, on January 13th at 8:00 PM EDT for a comprehensie overview of features with ideas for integration.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

6 Amazing App Smash Examples to Inspire Creativity

6 Amazing App Smash Examples to Inspire Creativity | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

Many members of the ThingLink EDU community submitted ThingLink powered App Smashes to our App Smash Channel and severalThingLink Expert Educators shared their expertise through one of three webinars we offered. In case you missed it, here are resources from our culminating App Smash webinar. Be sure to watch the archived webinar found at the bottom of this post to listen to our Expert Educators describe their amazing AppSmashes.    

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Back to School with ThingLink ePortfolios

Back to School with ThingLink ePortfolios | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
As a longtime educator and instructional tech coach, I have embraced ePortfolios as a valuable tool for documenting learning over time, self-reflection, goal-setting and growth.

An ePortfolio is a collection of student work that is used to document student effort, progress, and achievement over time. Students become actively involved in their own learning as they engage in goal setting, decision making and self-reflection. ePortfolios are powerful tools for authentic assessment . ePortfolios can be an extremely useful tool for both formative and summative assessment at different stages of the learning process.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Visual Literacy Resources from ISTE 2015 | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Visual Literacy Resources from ISTE 2015 | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
've created a poster to highlight the interactive images shared during my poster and playground sessions at ISTE. I hope this poster will be helpful for helping all of the amazing educators I spoke with to quickly access the resources.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Reasons to Take the Next ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: 3 Reasons to Take the Next ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

The ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge is a free, self-paced, online professional development opportunity designed to help teachers explore the powerful possibilities of using ThingLink for teaching and learning. This 5 week challenge invites teachers to have fun learning to use interactive images, slideshow channels and interactive video to power up your pedagogy and redefine learning in the classroom.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

Sharing Stories About Schools

If you've ever gone to school in the Midwest, you've probably experienced the threat of a tornado. Students at Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Iowa lived through one on May 25, 2008.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Show Teacher Appreciation with an Upgrade to Premium EDU

Show Teacher Appreciation with an Upgrade to Premium EDU | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

The end of the year is the perfect time to show appreciation for the educators who have worked very hard to help our children learn and grow throughout the year.

With already hundreds of thousands teachers and students using ThingLink to create interactive images and videos, parents can power up their favorite educator's or school’s digital toolkit with a ThingLink EDU Premium account for the entire year.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Show Support to Education and Female Founders!

Show Support to Education and Female Founders! | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

During the month of May we will participate in a Women Who Tech fundraising campaign to support teachers and parents of K-12 students who need new resources and materials for online mobile learning.

 

ThingLink has nearly two million free users, and an archives of over three million interactive images and videos that can serve educational use more efficiently.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Living in the US: Students Choose Next Question

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Living in the US: Students Choose Next Question | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

This week it's time to let students choose the Question of the Week for Living in the US - Bring the Textbook to Life! 

 

Students Speak Up!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Join Our Collaborative Project: Bring the Textbook to Life & Explore Living in the US

Join Our Collaborative Project: Bring the Textbook to Life & Explore Living in the US | Cool Tools for Multimedia | 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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Take the Arts & Design Creative Challenge

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Take the Arts & Design Creative Challenge | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

Are you ready for another STEAM related Creative Challenge?


In an ongoing effort to curate content related to the disciplines involved in STEAM, we are pleased to announce the Arts & Design Creative Challenge. This Creative Challenge helps us demonstrate amazing ways to use ThingLink by encouraging members of our EDU community to create, share and curate with ThingLink. As a bonus, the winner of this Creative Challenge will receive 3 ThingLink EDU Premium accounts for teachers at your school!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Digital Differentiation - An Interactive SlideShow Presentation - ICE 2015

Digital Differentiation - An Interactive SlideShow Presentation - ICE 2015 | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation.

 

Explore this interactive slideshow to learn more.

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

Explore Our Epic Wall of Science & STEAM Resources

Explore Our Epic Wall of Science & STEAM Resources | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

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!


Explore & Reuse Our Collection of Interactive Resources

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Susan Oxnevad
Scoop.it!

12 Terrific ThingLink EDU Features in 2014

12 Terrific ThingLink EDU Features in 2014 | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it

ThingLink offers the education community tagging tools to bring images and video to life. It works across platforms and provides teachers and students with the ability to add rich media contents to any video or image.


more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Susan Oxnevad from Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners
Scoop.it!

Celebrate Holiday Traditions with ThingLink

Celebrate Holiday Traditions with ThingLink | Cool Tools for Multimedia | Scoop.it
 

If you're looking for engaging ways to include some holiday fun into your teaching before winter break, you might want to choose ThingLink as a platform for sharing resources. ThingLink allows educators to pack a lot of multimedia content into a very small space, providing opportunities for teachers to present students with a treasure trove of differentiated resources to meet diverse learning styles.

more...
No comment yet.