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

5 Enhancements to ThingLink 360

5 Enhancements to ThingLink 360

Since we released ThingLink 360 last year, our team has gathered tons of feedback from many user groups.  We’re excited to share 5 enhancements to ThingLink 360, based on your feedback.

We have more enhancements planned as ThingLink 360 continues to grow more powerful in 2018.  We take user requests very seriously, and they play a big role in what we create.  Feel free to drop us a note with requests for new features for ThingLink 360, and be sure to stay tuned to this blog for news as we release new features based on feedback from our community.

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3 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

To reflect on the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, we’ve published 3 ways to use ThingLink to power thoughtful learning. We hope these ideas inspire you to create your own ThingLinks and we encourage you to submit them for a chance to select a 360 image for our stunning library of images.

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We’re Bringing a Bootcamp to TCU’s Idea Factory

We’re looking forward to working with Journalism Professor, Jean Brown, and her colleagues at Texas Christian University on Friday at our Bootcamp at TCU’s IdeaFactory! We’re on our way to Dallas/Ft. Worth to facilitate a ThingLink Bootcamp in the Idea Factory. Many thanks to Cedric James for bringing us in!

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Monthly Inspiration for January

We invite you to explore our monthly inspiration featuring ideas and pedagogy to help educators leverage the power of ThingLink for teaching and learning in January! Happy Tagging!

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Explore 2 Narrated 360/VR Audio Tours

ThingLink has always been a tool that allows users to capture learning on the go. Explorers can use whatever portable device is handy to tell digital stories about locations and experiences on the spot. This is a fantastic way to engage learners of all ages in deep learning about locations and kick it up a notch! Please explore 2 narrated 360/VR audio tours created on location and on-the-spot and consider putting ThingLink in your pocket the next time you go on an adventure!

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How To Use Preloaded Icons in ThingLink 360/VR

At ThingLink we spend a lot of time working with educators and we collect valuable feedback about our tools along the way. One of the biggest requests about our 360/VR editor has been to add preloaded icons, similar to the feature that is available in our regular, “flat” image editor. We are pleased to introduce this new feature!

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15+ Great Ways to Embrace 360/VR In Education

One of the highlights of 2017 at ThingLink has been in working with amazingly creative and talented educators to share stories about great ways to leverage the power of interactive 360/VR. On this final Friday of the year, we’ve rounded up 15 great ways to embrace 360/VR in education. Many thanks to our busy ThingLink Certified Educators for taking the time to thoughtfully reflect on their teaching practices through blogging and share their wisdom with our community!

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Explore Place-Based Learning with Clemson

Today’s image of the week is an example of a seamless way to power place-based learning. Interactive Rocks & Minerals of the Carolinas was created by Clemson University student Benjamin Kelly as part of a story map project in Kelly Lazar’s course at the university. The project is available online in Clemson University’s Bob Campbell Geology Museum.

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Quick Tip: Help Students Inherit Pro or Premium Features

If you are an educator with a ThingLink Pro or Premium plan, you can onboard students by inviting them to your group with an Invite Code. For quick reference, here is the video we sent to all new Pro and Premium users to teach you how to get started with our new features. Didn’t get the email? Please make sure to enable email notifications to receive news and important announcements.

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Explore, Modify & Create 360 Virtual Field Trips!

When Tara Hardy and Angela Brown wanted to turn Detroit Public Tv’s December’s Online Digital Adventure into an interactive 360 field trip, they reached out to ThingLink to extend the walls of the classroom and power the learning. We’re glad they did!

This week’s ThingLink Certified Educator Guest Post takes a bit of a different twist as week take a look at using ThingLink as a tool to create interactive 360 Virtual Field trips. We are excited to extend an invitation to teachers and their students to join us in DPTV’s Digital Adventure, featuring ThingLink 360/VR. on December 13th, 14th and 15th.

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