Author Archives: Susan Oxnevad

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

Crowdsourcing To Share & Create Science Resources

Many teachers are creating amazing interactive images packed with resources for teaching science. Many students are using ThingLink to demonstrate learning about science by annotating images with multimedia. Good news! We are crowdsourcing to collect resources to and share great interactive images for teaching and learning about science. We hope you will join us.

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Take the ThingLink Science Creative Challenge

Today we are pleased to launch the first three ThingLink Creative Challenges using a new tool that will make it easier to curate and share great science images.

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Build Your ThingLink Classroom

The start of the New Year seems like the perfect time to review teacher management features to make it simpler for students to signup, create and collaborate with ThingLink. We hope you will find these quick video tutorials with accompanying written directions to be helpful. In addition, we invite you to attend our upcoming webinar, Build Your ThingLink Classroom, on January 13th at 8:00 PM EDT for a comprehensie overview of features with ideas for integration.

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Full STEAM Ahead with ThingLink Creative Challenges in 2015

Over the course of the next few months we’ll be collecting, curating and encouraging our community to create science content to support Next Generation Science and STEAM. Many ThingLink users are creating wonderful content in the various categories of STEAM and we want to make it easier to discover and use content. We also want to engage our teacher and student community to contribute to the continuously growing database of interactive content.

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12 Ways to Embrace ThingLink in the New Year

We’ve put together 12 examples of ways to embrace ThingLink for teaching and learning in the New Year. The ideas are for those who are just starting out, or for those who already love ThingLink! We hope you will get inspired by the interactive images created by our talented community members over the course of the last 12 months. To learn how to use any of these ideas in your classroom, click the information link below each example. Happy New Year!

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Celebrating ThingLink Expert Educators

ThingLink Expert Educator Badge

As the year comes to a close we would like to take a moment to thank and recognize the ThingLink Expert Educators of 2014. These talented educators share our enthusiasm and passion for transforming teaching and learning with ThingLink. They inspire others with their innovative ideas and creative uses of the tool. We are very thankful for the opportunity to collaborate and connect with these amazing educators and we are appreciative of all the sharing they do!

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6 Amazing App Smash Examples to Inspire Creativity

We recently challenged members of our ThingLink Education Community to take the ThingLink App Smash Challenge. The challenge was designed to help educators discover new ideas for teaching and learning with an iPad by combining two or more apps together to create, publish and share content. The use of ThingLink as a presentation tool provides educators with powerful possibilities for turning an image into a multimedia rich learning tool.

Many members of the ThingLink EDU community submitted ThingLink powered App Smashes to our App Smash Channel and several ThingLink Expert Educators shared their expertise through one of three webinars we offered. In case you missed it, here are resources from our culminating App Smash webinar. Be sure to watch the archived webinar found at the bottom of this post to listen to our Expert Educators describe their amazing AppSmashes.    

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Celebrate Holiday Traditions

If you’re looking for engaging ways to include some holiday fun into your teaching before winter break, you might want to choose ThingLink as a platform for sharing resources. ThingLink allows educators to pack a lot of multimedia content into a very small space, providing opportunities for teachers to present students with a treasure trove of differentiated resources to meet diverse learning styles.

Here is a closer look at a few excellent examples created by members of the ThingLink EDU community. You can easily embed any of the resources here into your own blog, wiki or website for use, or simply share the link with students for exploring and learning. If these images inspire you to create your own resources, we invite you to share in our December Holiday Channel. You will find more information at the bottom of this post.

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3 Alternatives to Shopping on Black Friday

Black Friday is certainly a big day for shopping, but for teachers it can also be a day to take a breath and try something new over the long weekend. We encourage educators to consider 3 ThingLink inspired alternatives to shopping today.

Curate Content for the Holiday Season

ThingLink is a great platform for collecting and curating content. Why not create an interactive image or two to present and share some holiday ideas? Here is a simple example I created from an idea I found on Pinterest. Try it yourself!

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It’s a Smashing Thing

This month we are celebrating AppSmashing with ThingLink. We have reached out to our wonderful community of educators to share examples of ways to use ThingLink as a platform for combining two or more apps together to create, publish and share content. ThingLink is well suited for  for powering any App Smash because of the presentation possibilities for turning any image into a rich multimedia content launcher. We are pleased to share this powerful AppSmash by Sue Fitzgerald, a librarian in Justin Texas and a ThingLink Expert Educator.

It’s a Smashing Thing, by Sue Fitzgerald

Smashing tools has become one of my favorite passions lately and using thinglink makes the process effortless.  That’s exactly what I demonstrated in this thinglink that was presented virtually for other librarians in Northern Texas.  Thinglink allows my presentations, lessons, or end-of-school-year reports to become interactive with the user. There are endless ideas for making a thinglink come to life with pictures, videos, audio, information, or feedback through smashing a variety of tools. Take the thinglink Challenge in your next interactive project.

 

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