by Christi Collins
Are you looking for more engaging ways to provide your students with choice-based assignments and activities? One way to provide students with more meaningful, self-directed learning opportunities is to create an Interactive Learning Menu in Thinglink. Interactive Learning Menus, also known as Choice Boards, provide students with a variety of options to choose from based on their individual interests.
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.
My interest in ThingLink began when I saw an advertisement about becoming a ThingLink Certified Educator. As an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher (ITRT) for Richmond City Public Schools in Virginia, it is always important to me to find exciting and innovative tools to help teachers engage students with various content. After exploring the program, it was clear that ThingLink is an amazing fit for an endless array of learning opportunities. Indeed, I am so excited to become more familiar with the tool and to be able to share it with the educators I work with.
We were so excited to have an opportunity to share our ThingLink journey with the attendees of the 24th Annual HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference, in Washington, DC. Our workshop was titled “Case Study: Experience the Implementation of Virtual Reality at an HBCU”. The workshop participants expressed various levels of familiarity with virtual reality as a tool however very few had explored how it could be used in instruction. This “open mindset” provided a great opportunity to share ideas of how ThingLink can be used to immerse students in several educational disciplines.