Author Archives: Dan Gallagher

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.

Image of the Week: Exploring Science Tools in a Virtual Classroom Tour

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time where teachers are introducing students to their new learning environment. One way teachers can have students explore the tools they will be using is to create a virtual classroom tour. Our image of the week comes to us from Susan Vengen.

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Image of the Week: Creating a Virtual Field Trip of Your State Capitol

Teachers wish they can take their students on many field trips, but unfortunately, distance and budgets prevent that from happening. Now with ThingLink 360/VR, teachers can create virtual field trips to places like your state capitol. Our image of the week comes to us from Leilani Sills.

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Image of the Week: Learning the Vocabulary of Coding

Just like in any language, there are key vocabulary terms which an individual must learn to understand the language. The same is true for coding. Our image of the week comes to us from Bradford Harris.

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Image of the Week: Practicing English in a Virtual Reality Experience

When learning another language, especially one as complex as English, it helps to communicate with others. Creating a virtual ‘meetup’ where your students can ask and answer questions with other English speaking individuals creates an authentic opportunity to learn. Our image of the week comes to us all the way from Israel, specifically Gali’s Global Class.

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Image of the Week: Student Created 360/VR Presentations

The highest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy is creation, where students take information (both previously known & learned) and present it in a new way. ThingLink’s 360/VR editor is the perfect tool to create these immersive presentations. Our image of the week comes to us from Michael Mohammad‘s students.

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Image of the Week: Introducing New Technology through Interactive Imagery

Will your school or district be introducing new technology to your students? ThingLink provides a platform for designing a multimedia launch to the program. Our image of the week comes to us from Cory Goetsch. Cory’s interactive image introduces students to a new offering in the Aplington-Parkersburg School District, the Drone Program.

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Image of the Week: Understand the Meaning of Memorial Day Through Mixed Media

In honor of yesterday being Memorial Day in the US, we are sharing an image which is designed to teach students about Memorial Day. Embedding an image with various media is an engaging way for students to explore a holiday they may be unfamiliar with. Our image of the week comes to us from Susan Gaer.

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Image of the Week: Celebrate New Vocabulary through a ThingLink Word Cloud

Each year, new words are added to the dictionary. This can be a great opportunity for teachers to present these words to students, gather their predicted definitions and celebrate the new vocabulary through a ThingLink Word Cloud. Our image of the week comes to us from one of our biggest edu-fans, Donna Baumbach.

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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.

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Image of the Week: Annotate Sketchnotes with ThingLink

Sketchnoting is the process of visually synthesizing & summarizing information. Annotating your sketchnote with ThingLink, brings a level of interactivity for the viewer which is not possible with a ‘pen to paper’ sketchnote. Our image of the week comes to us courtesy of Marcel van Hove. His sketchnote highlights key takeaways from a podcast episode. Here he used tags with embedded Soundcloud segments and more.

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