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.