Image of the Week: Collect Your Task Cards with ThingLink

The now common phrase, “There’s an app for that” can be daunting for any teacher or student. Task cards can be a great way to learn by doing. Our image of the week comes to us from Ron Burke. Ron’s interactive image embeds a variety of task cards, for various web tools/apps, providing learning opportunities through various challenges.

One feature of a Premium or Pro ThingLink account is the ability to ‘hide icon’. Ron’s image hides the icons so the viewer has an unobstructed view of each task card. There is a popup bubble which appears when the mouse hovers over the task card. The viewer can click ‘Read More’ which will open a new tab to take them to the selected task card. At any time, you can set the icon to ‘hide bubble’ if you do not want a resource used. Your Pro or Premium account also gives you the feature to ‘replace image’ which will allow you to keep all of your current tags so you can update your background image.

Learning Standards to Support Interactive Task Cards

  • ISTE Standards for Teachers #2B
    • Develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress
  • ISTE Standards for Teachers #4B
    • Address the diverse needs of all learners by using learner-centered strategies providing equitable access to appropriate digital tools and resources.

We may be biased, but here is our favorite task card!

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Dan Gallagher
Dan Gallagher is a longtime ThingLink Certified Educator who is now ThingLink's Education Social Media Specialist. This position oversees @ThingLink_Edu and assists with contributions to the blog. Dan is a Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology with the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in NJ where he shows teachers how to integrate technology into their instruction.
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