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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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News for Community Members


BIG SAVINGS FOR NEW PREMIUM OR PRO CUSTOMERS IN DECEMBER

At ThingLink, one of our most important goals is to provide a safe and engaging experience for students. For this reason, we provide educators with the ability to manage student accounts and assume responsibility for overseeing safe use, guided by school and district policies. Our Free Teacher accounts are designed for anyone to easily try ThingLink, which means Free users do not provide us with information to verify their identities as educators.

As a result, free teacher account holders will no longer be able to register or manage students starting December 15th, 2017.  To keep students safe, they will need an invitation code from a paid teacher in order to create with ThingLink.

ACT FAST FOR INCREDIBLE SAVINGS

The good news is that we are offering big discounts to make this transition a bit easier and to ensure that you can continue creating with students on ThingLink. To keep things running smoothly, we are offering two upgrade options:

  1. A 70% discount on PRO or PREMIUM teacher accounts with the coupons below through the end of 2017.
  2. A discounted school or district account for 2018-2019. To request a quote for your school, please email us at education@thinglink.com.

NEW PRO OR PREMIUM CUSTOMERS GET THINGLINK FOR 70% OFF

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EXISTING PRO OR PREMIUM CUSTOMERS SHARE THE NEWS!

There’s no better time to bring a little more ThingLink into your school, district or university so we hope you will share this news with your colleagues. Providing your students with a safe learning platform is our top priority and we thank you for working with us through what we know is a big transition. To learn more about the change, read our FAQ here

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Shifting from Consumption to Creation at a ThingLink 360/VR Bootcamp

ThingLink 360/VR Bootcamps provide powerful professional development opportunities for educators interested in shifting student learning experiences from consumption to creation. Over the past year, we have facilitated many Bootcamps in locations across the US. The Bootcamps provide us with ongoing opportunities to connect with educators, gain valuable feedback and develop local expertise.

Registration is open for Bootcamps near St. Louis, MO and Boulder, CO this fall. We would love to meet educators in these regions to help you seamlessly integrating 360/VR into your instructional practices. Let’s take a closer look at the learning and pedagogy behind every ThingLink Bootcamp.

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Learn to Create Interactive Virtual Reality Content This Summer!

We’re moving full steam ahead this summer by offering some incredible professional development opportunities for educators interested in learning to create interactive virtual reality content with 360 images. We hope you will join us in this summer of learning. Connect with educators across the globe through our online ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge or work with us in person during one of our VR in Education Bootcamps! We hope you will join us!

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Explore the Power & Pedagogy of Virtual Reality Content Creation in Maine

We’re headed to the Virtual Reality in Education Expo in Maine to help educators Explore the Power and Pedagogy of Virtual Reality Content Creation.  We’re looking forward to meeting more Maine educators and exchanging ideas about virtual reality in education We hope attendees will stop by the museum to view our presentation at 1:45, and visit our booth in the atrium.

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3 Reasons ThingLink Virtual Reality is the Best Tool in Education

Are you ready to take a step towards bringing Virtual Reality to your school or classroom this year? We know your students are quite eager to become engaged in virtual learning spaces where they can explore, learn and create. As educators, we should foster and develop these desires and embrace this emerging medium.

Let’s explore the use of 360 images for Virtual Reality in Education and then learn 3 reasons why ThingLink Virtual Reality is the Best Tool in Education.

  1. ThingLink is aligned with SAMR and designed to grow with you from start to finish!
  2. ThingLink Virtual Reality Content Creation Promotes Highest Levels of Learning.
  3. ThingLink works with your existing equipment and is a sustainable resource.
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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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Reserve Your Spot in the ThingLink Teacher Challenge in June!

We invite educators to take the 4th Annual ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge in June. Learn to leverage the power of ThingLink Premium tools and explore the vast possibilities of teaching and learning with 360/VR.

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Who’s Talking About ThingLink at MACUL17? Hall Davidson

ThingLink is proud to be making a strong presence at MACUL in Detroit this year. The Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning Conference is an annual event that draws proud Michigan educators together for a few days of learning and collaboration.

From national presenters to local Michigan educators, people are talking about ThingLink and we’re glad! We’ll be featuring a look at several sessions that include ThingLink 360/VR at MACUL this year. Our first post highlights ThingLink at the featured session of Hall Davidson, Discovery Education.

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Take the ThingLink 360 Breakout Challenge

We are pleased to invite educators to take the ThingLink 360 Breakout Challenge in March. This fun and free professional learning opportunity stems from an innovative idea by Dan Gallagher, a ThingLink Certified Educator with a lot of talent. Dan has combined the power of ThingLink’s 360 image editor with Google Docs to create an interactive, media-rich version of the popular learning game Breakout EDU. This hot classroom activity is an educational adaptation of an escape room that requires students to use clues to try to break out of a room.

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