It’s Time to Kickoff the ThingLink Teacher Challenge 2017

The interactive channel above holds examples created by participants. Watch it grow as activities are turned in.

We are kicking off the 4th Annual ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge this year with a simple task designed to help educators get up and running with our 360 media editor. This will introduce you to some of the ThingLink Premium Features, give you a chance to try the tools, and familiarize yourself with the layout of our site.

About the ThingLink Teacher Challenge

This online, self-paced professional development is designed for busy educators who want to build a professional learning network and have fun learning! We have more than 500 educators from many countries signed up to participate. There is still time to sign up, but the $25 ThingLink Premium Teacher offer will end on June 30, 2017.

Task Card: Try It!

In this simple task you will select a 360 image from our preloaded library and put yourself in that location. Add a tag with your photo, a text description, and a google map to introduce yourself to the other teacher challenge participants. The interactive image poster below has videos to help you learn, explore and work your way through this task. We hope you have fun with this!

Follow the Steps Below to Clone an Image and Add Tags

At a Glance

  1. Make a copy of an existing ThingLink 360 image, by using the Clone button.
  2. Add a tag with a picture of yourself to put you in a new location.
  3. Add text below your picture to introduce yourself.
  4. Add a live Google map to your 360 image.
  5. Consider embedding additional media to your image.
  6. Turn in your image using the form.

Support Material

We have created a page for support materials for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge. We will continue adding to these resources as we progress through the challenge.

View Support Page

Teacher Challenge Activities at a Glance

Week 1: June 26, 2017: Vocabulary Across All Languages

Week 2: July 3, 2017, Create a Virtual Field Trip

Week 3: July 20, 2017, Create a Virtual Tour

Week 4: July 17, 2017, Design Student Projects & Field Trips to Explore Global Issues

Week 5: July 24, 2017, Embrace a Challenge at Your Level

  • Breakout 360
  • Create Virtual Museum
  • Design Your Own Adventure
  • Invent Something
  • More Ideas to Follow

Culminating Event and Showcase: Week of July 31, 2017

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Susan Oxnevad
Susan Oxnevad strives to build a powerful network of educators who share a passion for using ThingLink to transform teaching and learning. In addition, she also hosts ThingLink webinars for educators and blogs about thoughtful ways to leverage the power of technology for teaching and learning on the ThingLink Blog for Education. Follow her on Twitter @soxnevad
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