Image of the Week: Tagging Video with Tasks Engaging in Content

Engaging our students through video tagged with ThingLink, can be a way to introduce a topic and have them interact with content. Our image of the week comes to us from the amazing, Certified Educator: Christi Collins.

Interactive video can be a great way to pause what the students are watching so they can check-in with an interactive questionnaire or view a resource via weblink. Christi’s ThingLink Video provides a great example of an ‘appsmash’ where she takes a created Powtoons and tags it in ThingLink with:

  • Activity pause points (paper plate infographic)
  • Informal review (formal letter; author’s purpose)
  • Formative assessment (Google form)

Learning Standards to Support Tagging Video with Tasks Engaging in Content

  • ISTE Standards for Educators 5b (Designer)
    • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Share a video which can be enhanced through tags as a ThingLink Video. Tweet to #TL_Video

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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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