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ThingLink Brings Interactive Virtual Reality to Schools | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink Brings Interactive Virtual Reality to Schools | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it
An Affordable and Accessible Option
It has been predicted that 2016 will be the year when Virtual Reality goes mainstream in Education, largely due to affordability. The only equipment needed to immerse students in a ThingLink VR learning experience is an Apple or Android mobile device and an affordable headset. Playback is supported without the need for a special app.Use of affordable equipment is a factor that can help level the playing field for many students.
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ThingLink launches Virtual Reality Lessons App For Education

We are excited to launch VR Lessons, our first virtual reality content app. The app is designed for school students, teachers and parents.
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ThingLink Brings Interactive Virtual Reality to Schools | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ThingLink Brings Interactive Virtual Reality to Schools | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it
An Affordable and Accessible Option
It has been predicted that 2016 will be the year when Virtual Reality goes mainstream in Education, largely due to affordability. The only equipment needed to immerse students in a ThingLink VR learning experience is an Apple or Android mobile device and an affordable headset. Playback is supported without the need for a special app.Use of affordable equipment is a factor that can help level the playing field for many students.
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ST4T | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

ST4T | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

I'm excited to be sharing "Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink EDU + Google Apps" at the Superior Tech 4 Teachers Conference in June. 

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Innovation with ThingLink + Google Apps!

Innovation with ThingLink + Google Apps! | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

This week, passionate educators flocked to San Diego to attend the EdTechTeacher Innovation Summit. This EdTech event combined iPad PD with GAFE integration education, engaging educators across devices over the course of the exciting 3 days.

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4 Ways to Tell Digital Stories with ThingLink EDU

4 Ways to Tell Digital Stories with ThingLink EDU | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

Every image has a story – and you can help those images come to life and tell deeper stories with ThingLink EDU.

 

Authors of all ages can use ThingLink to tell engaging digital stories by easily adding an interactive layer to images and videos. Just add an icon to annotate an image or video with embedded rich media to provide readers with opportunities to explore information, listen to songs, watch videos, or answer polls without leaving the page. Authors can turn multiple interactive images into books that are sure to meet the diverse needs of all learners. Explore the powerful possibilities of digital storytelling with ThingLink EDU.

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Google Docs Voice Typing | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Google Docs Voice Typing | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

Google Docs has added Voice Typing to the Google Document! This built in feature allows anyone using Google Docs in the Chrome web browser to dictate text that will be typed. 

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Bruce Banner's comment, October 10, 2015 12:47 PM
very cool share.
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Join Us for 2 Google Drive Webinars in October | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Join Us for 2 Google Drive Webinars in October | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

'm excited to be hosting two Simple K12 webinars in October featuring one of my more popular interactive resources, Great Ways to Use Google Drive. Both of the webinars will explore resources on the interactive image you see here, but since there is so much content to cover in 30 minutes, we've divided the learning into two separate webinars, with different focuses.

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Cheryl Hunter's curator insight, September 21, 2015 3:40 PM

Looking forward to this webinar! The interactive image is a great way to get us interested and excited. Check it out!

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The ThingLink Teacher Challenge In Box | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The ThingLink Teacher Challenge In Box | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it
Create One Simple FormTeachers can create one simple form for use throughout the school year or term to collect ThingLinks or any digital assignments. The information collected lands in a sortable spreadsheet with live links to each piece of student work. This allows teachers to view assignments by title, date or student, making it easy to access and evaluate digital work. 
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 15, 2015 11:14 PM

Your digital turn-in box.

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Engage Students with ThingLink Video & Google Docs

Engage Students with ThingLink Video & Google Docs | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

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.

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, August 5, 2015 7:37 AM

Pretty thorough summary above.

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Unpacking Google Docs for Teacher Challenge #3 | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Unpacking Google Docs for Teacher Challenge #3 | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it
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.
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Endangered Animals Book & Poster Project

Endangered Animals Book & Poster Project | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

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.

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Google Tools for Your Classroom

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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. 

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 9, 2015 11:10 PM

Always good information about Google Docs to share from Susan Oxnevad.

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Form Add-Ons Have Arrived

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Form Add-Ons Have Arrived | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

When I opened up my Google Drive this morning to create a form I was pleasantly surprised to find that Google Form Add-Ons have arrived!...

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A SK12 Free Google Day of Learning! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

A SK12 Free Google Day of Learning! | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

Simple K12 is hosting a free online Google Event on Saturday, April 23rd starting at 10:00 am EDT. This day of webinars promises to be filled with great ideas for using Google for teaching and learning. It will be a great day packed with amazing educators eager to learn and share, some in their PJ's!


Simple K12 is hosting a free online Google Event on Saturday, April 23rd starting at 10:00 am EDT. This day of webinars promises to be filled with great ideas for using Google for teaching and learning. It will be a great day packed with amazing educators eager to learn and share, some in their PJ's!

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ThingLink Brings Virtual Reality to the Classroom

ThingLink Brings Virtual Reality to the Classroom | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

Virtual Reality and 360 content is about to find it’s way into schools and classrooms with a new layer of interactivity! ThingLink is evolving from image and video annotation to 360 content, which gives educators a larger canvas to create virtual learning experiences.

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Great Ways to Use Google Drive Slides | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Great Ways to Use Google Drive Slides | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it
t's always a pleasure to host webinars with the Simple K12 team, and this was especially true on January 20th during the highly-attended free day of learning! Here are the Slides I shared to demonstrate Great Ways to use Google Drive for Student-Driven Learning Projects. The interactive image with resources can be explored on the Google tab at the top of this blog.
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Explore a Powerful ESL Project | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Explore a Powerful ESL Project | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

Explore this video to experience the seamless integration of Google Forms and Sheets within a ThingLink Video. Discover 3 more embeddable tools while you are there.

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Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink EDU & Google Docs

Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink EDU & Google Docs | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

Our free next webinar is designed to help educators transform teaching and learning with 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 or video. Better yet,  those Google Docs are live and interactive. This is a truly great combination of tools for the classroom. We hope you will join us by signing up to participate live or on demand.

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Google Forms Update: New Look & Feel | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Google Forms Update: New Look & Feel | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

If you're a big fan of the Google Form like me, you may have noticed that the icon has changed colors. No longer does the form share the color green with it's counterpart, the Google Sheet, it now has has it's own purple icon.

I noticed this a few days ago and thought it was a great idea to acknowledge my favorite Google tool with it's own color, since I often get confused between the results that are displayed in a spreadsheet and the form itself, when using multiple tabs. Upon further investigation I learned that the Google Form has a new look completely.

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, October 7, 2015 7:52 AM

Nice summary, Susan.

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Embed a Google Form in a ThingLink Video | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Embed a Google Form in a ThingLink Video | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

Did you know you can add a layer of resources and interactivity to any video by embedding a Google Form right inside of a ThingLink Video? 


Just copy and paste the link from the Google Form right inside of the ThingLink Tag Editor and it will display live, right inside of the video.

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Quick Tip: Embed a Google Form in a ThingLink Video | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Quick Tip: Embed a Google Form in a ThingLink Video | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it
This week, participants in the ThingLink Teacher Challenge were encouraged to Engage Students with ThingLink for Video. The goal of this challenge is to add a layer of resources and interactivity to any video to design a customized student driven learning experience. 

A great tool for customizing an educational video is the Google Form. This handy tool can be embedded right inside of a ThingLink Video tag and displayed live within the video. 
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9 Interactive Collaborative Projects to Explore & Reuse | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

9 Interactive Collaborative Projects to Explore & Reuse | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it
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.

 

 

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Extending the Classroom Walls During Virtual Learning Days in Indiana | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Extending the Classroom Walls During Virtual Learning Days in Indiana | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it

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!
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: An Evening with Google

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: An Evening with Google | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it
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!
  
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Facilitate a Writing Workshop Using Google Docs

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Facilitate a Writing Workshop Using Google Docs | Google Docs for Learning | Scoop.it
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