This is the 10th and final post in the ThingLink Teacher Challenge series. Please Tweet and share through social media with the hashtag #TLChallenge. Feel free to repost any of the challenges on your own blog.
Week 10: Collect, Curate and Share
Throughout the summer participants have been working hard each week to create interactive images for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge. Each week’s challenge presented new ways to use ThingLink to design student learning experiences that transform teaching and learning. After the first challenge or two, the focus shifted from the “how to” to the “why” as we explored possibilities that exist and aligned our images to support best teaching practices.
The images create for the challenge are utterly amazing! Collectively we have created hundreds of images so far, and more images continue to be created and shared each day since this is a self-paced challenge. With so many teaching resources and ideas generated, this is a good time to collect and curate resources created by participants.
Explore Our Image Collections and Curate Content
You are encouraged to take the time to explore the images created by others, curate them and reuse them with your own students. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel with all of these examples at hand. That’s the beauty of this PLN. Here are some ideas for creating your own collection of useful images.
- Create a channel of ThingLink images by topic and use them as launchers throughout the school year.
- Create one or more Padlets of resources related to topics you teach.
- Create a LiveBinder of resources.
- Create one or more Pinterest Boards.
- Create collections on EduClipper.
Blogging About the ThingLink Teacher Challenge
Throughout the challenge, many participants have written thoughtful blog posts about the challenge. View a collection of posts on the Padlet below, and please contribute your own.
As the facilitator of this challenge I have been extremely impressed by the contributions of the individual teachers to the whole group. We’ve learned so much from each other and it’s been a lot of fun! Thank you for sharing yourselves and your expertise with us. I am very excited to have added so many innovative educators to my own PLN and look forward to seeing what you do with ThingLink throughout the year.