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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Do you LOVE ThingLink? Are you a talented educator who inspires others? Are you a connected educator who is energized by the possibilities that exist for transforming teaching and learning with Thinglink? If so, we invite you to learn more about becoming a ThingLink Expert Educator.
I am excited to have the opportunity to connect live and worldwide with talented EdTech SuperStars during the next ThingLink Interactive Image Slam. Join me and guest experts Richard Byrne and Shelly Sanchez Terrell to explore some interactive images. We will learn about the powerful ways these amazing educators use ThingLink to transform teaching and learning during this informal webinar.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The iPad is a popular tool in classrooms today, but many apps are limited in functionality. As teachers become more comfortable with technology use they can begin to invent new ways to use the devices for learning. AppSmashing, or combining the functionality of two or more apps to create, publish and share content is a great way to make iPads help us meet our teaching and learning goals.
Please explore this collection of AppSmash Activities created by talented members of the ThingLink EDU community to discover new ways to combine the best features of favorite apps and facilitate student driven learning experiences through creativity, sharing and publishing. We hope you will explore, learn, and try some of these AppSmashing ideas yourself.
Today are pleased to launch the ThingLink App Smash Challenge! #TLAppSmash. This mini version of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge #TLChallenge is designed to inspire, build excitement, share ideas and learn. Most importantly, it is designed to fit within a busy teacher’s schedule during the month of November.
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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