Wonder Rooms 2.0 – Immersive PD at Puccini’s Birthplace

In February, Italian educators participated in an immersive workshop designed and facilitated by Astrid Hulsebosch and Licia Landi during the Festival della Didattica Digitale in Lucca, Tuscany. The goal of this innovative professional development for educators was to “learn by doing”, so the educators started the session at the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini to immerse themselves in the learning. After 90 minutes in the field capturing learning on the go, the educators returned to a workspace in the Casa del Boia to create a ThingLink 360 tour of Puccini’s birthplace.

Explore Puccini’s Birthplace

 

Astrid is a longtime ThingLink Certified Educator who is passionate about helping educators embrace technology for learning. She has taken the time to document and reflect on the learning from this workshop by writing and publishing her own book using Ourboox. This simple platform for creating and sharing interactive digital picture books supports embedding of live media, including ThingLink! We are happy that Astrid was introduced to Ourboox through this blog quite recently, and she decided to give it a try and we love the way the 360 images display live on the pages of this book.

Astrid’s advice and resources for facilitating this type of immersive learning experience should be tremendously useful to educators interested in leading immersive field trips with colleagues or their students. We invite you to enjoy Wonder Rooms, by Astrid Hulsebosch on Ourboox!

Read this book on Ourboox

 

 

 

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Susan Oxnevad
Susan Oxnevad is the Director of Education at ThingLink. She 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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