Meet a ThingLink Expert Educator
Today we are celebrating Jodie Johnston, a ThingLink Expert Educator. Jodie is a Curriculum Technology Specialist from Overland Park, Kansas who specializes in Web 2.0 Tools. Jodie is also the Edmodo Administrator in her school district and an Edmodo Certified Trainer. Connect with Jodie on Twitter. Please meet Jodie’s Digital self and follow her on Twitter @johnston_jodie.
Jodie is a member of an Education Technology Services Team that supports the Blue Valley School District by providing leadership, professional learning, and integrated technology support. These services help educators transform teaching and learning through the use of digital-age technologies and resources to increase student achievement and promote students’ abilities to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital world. ETS provides students and staff members with effective development, management, support, and implementation of instructional technology tools and resources to better manage and support student learning. Learn more about the Blue Valley School’s ETS Team and discover a wealth of teaching resources on the Educational Technology Team site.
Community Types by Jodie Johnston
Jodie created this interactive image for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge this summer to introduce students to types of communities through multimedia with an emphasis on vocabulary. Please explore Jodie’s interactive and find more teacher createcd ThingLink vocabulary activities on The Ultimate Word Wall.
Upcoming Presentations by Jodie Johnston
Jody loves to present and share her knowledge and expertise with other educators. She teaches workshops and provides training to educators in the Blue Valley School District and also at regional conferences. Jodie is well-suited to being a ThingLink Expert Educator.
”Thinglink and Video Thinklink are two of my favorite tools! I always include them in any web 2.0 or app workshop I give. A must have tool for 5e and SAMR schools!
Here are some examples of the types of workshops Jodie offers.
Technology Tours (Web 2.0 Tools)
A hands on session to provide classroom instructors with experiences utilizing educational tools, digital resources and web 2.0 tools to supplement instructional activities and promote student learning.
Utilizing Audio Tools for Digital Projects
Learn how to create QR codes with audio files, and create interactive Thinglink sites using audio. Participants will create classroom projects and learn how to personalize student work with real life examples.
iTeach Summit – App Smashing with the Thinglink App:
Think outside the box! Learn to make interactive study tools that bring content alive. Students can create amazing digital images to demonstrate their understanding of a topic. We will use the following apps in this session: Super Collage, Quizlet, Camera/Video, Educreations and Word Cloud.
Enjoy Archive of Jodie’s Interactive Image Slam
Jodie has participated in a few ThingLink interactive Image Slams. Her use of video and audio to annotate this image is a fantastic example of using ThingLink to provide students with multimedia-rich content to appeal to a variety of unique learning needs. Please enjoy the archived version of Jodie’s session.
Rounding Up ThingLink Expert Educators
Do you LOVE ThingLink? Are you a talented educator who inspires others? Are you a connected educator who teaches other educators to use Thinglink? We invite you to become a ThingLink Expert Educator. We hope many talented educators will take advantage of this opportunity to learn, share and grow within our professional learning community.
- View the slides to learn more.
- Complete the Expert Educator Interest Form
- Expect an email from susan@thinglinkcom after we’ve had a chance to review your information.