In Week 5 of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge participants are encouraged to design a media rich guided learning experience to engage students with ThingLink Video. These annotated video lessons work well because they allow students to progress at their own pace, providing opportunities for review and challenge. Once a ThingLink Video lesson is created and published, it can be accessed at school or at home as an extension of the classroom. Best of all, these lessons can be powered by Google Docs to provide data, student accountability, and opportunities for feedback.
One of the primary goals of the challenge for week 3 is to help participants experience the power and usefulness of combining ThingLink with Google Docs. Educators can use a Google Doc to collect information, automate tasks and make the workflow progress smoothly throughout a student driven learning experience. ThingLink's media rich platform displays published Google Docs right on top of any image. Better yet, Google Docs are live and interactive, right on the ThingLink image. They are This a truly great combination of tools for the classroom.
Still in school? Here's an interactive book and poster project I've assembled that could be a welcome resource to help students explore and learn about a real world topic of interest. I hope this book will get used during these final days of the year.
Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs
Did you miss the Google Docs free online event on Simple K 12 today? Find resources from my Writing Workshop session, designed to help educators learn how to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum.
*Use ThingLink & Google Drive to Transform Teaching and Learning*
This resource is an example of weaving multimedia powered digital tools together to provide students with flexible learning paths to personalize learning. The collection of resources serves as an example of how educators can design learning experiences guided by Digital Differentiation to support all learners.
Explore and reuse the examples and learn about the Digital Differentiation model used to guide the design process below.
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Want to learn how to efficiently manage ThingLink in the classroom? ThingLink EDU is packed full of features to help teachers efficiently manage a safe and secure online learning environment powered by ThingLink interactive images. Google Docs is an extremely efficient tool for organizing and managing your workflow in ThingLink in the classroom.
Week 3 of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge asks participants to Create a Collaborative Student Project. The first of many project have landed in our group channel and it is with great pleasure that we share these 9 Collaborative Student Projects created by talented educators.
The project encouraged educators to use the power of Google Docs to drive the learning. A few of these examples utilized Google Docs and are most likely of interest to #GAFE followers.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the eRevolution Conference in Evansville, IN. I was invited by Tim Wilhelmus, via Twitter to "Bring ThingLink EDU to the teachers of Indiana!"
Given my excitement about ThingLink EDU, my passion for teaching, and my desire to take on this challenge, I eagerly travel to the southern tip of Indiana. It wasn't until my first ThingLink workshop that I discovered that Indiana has begun to utilize virtual learning days for inclement weather. What a fabulous idea!
I am excited to be hosting a Google Docs Writing webinar next Thursday evening for Simple K12 as part of a free evening of Google. Join me and a lineup of fantastic presenters for a fun and informative evening of learning. We hope you can join us!
Transform Teaching Learning with ThingLink + Google Drive Educators need a flexible toolkit of resources to meet a variety of unique personal learning needs. Keep it simple with just two amazing multimedia rich tools, ThingLink and Google Docs. Use these accessible and easy to embrace tools together to transform teaching and learning in amazing ways! Explore an interactive graphic with 12 resources you can use to 10/14 - Live at 8 PM EDT or register to receive the archive.
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.
Great news! ThingLink now supports a rich-media tag to embed a Google Doc right on an interactive graphic. Now it’s easier than ever to transform teaching and learning with just two tools, ThingLink EDU and Google Docs!
Learn to use built in research and reference tools available in Google Docs to redefine writing.Explore ways to incorporate peer editing and collaboration into writing instruction.Take a peek at the Google Classroom to learn how to manage digital writing assignments.Explore the use of Google Docs Add-Ons as options for adding functionality to Google Docs.Learn to help students become digitally responsible by teaching them to credit sources.
Google Docs Add-Ons are new tools created by 3rd party developers that add functionality to Google Docs. Users can access and search for Add-Ons through the menu bar in any Google Doc or Spreadsheet. There are many handy tools to Add-On to Google Docs to improve efficiency and help get work done, and there is even a section for education.
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