Category : Professional Development

3 Reasons to Book Your ThingLink Bootcamp

A ThingLink Bootcamp ticket includes a 1-year Premium  subscription to help you naturally assume the role of invested stake-holder in your own learning throughout this powerful 6-hour session.

ThingLink 360/VR Bootcamps provide professional development opportunities for educators interested in shifting student learning experiences from consumption to creation. This day of learning is powered by pedagogy and designed to help educators learn to create interactive images, 360 images and videos to engage students in the 4c’s and capture learning. As educators prepare for end of year projects and make room for summer learning expeditions,  it’s a busy time of year for Bootcamp planning as well. We would like to remind you about 3 reasons to book your ThingLink Bootcamp.

 
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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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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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Join Us for an Interactive Image Slam!

Join us Live or On Demand for an interactive image slam featuring some amazing images created by ThingLink Certified Educators!

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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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Image of the Week: Tagging Video with Tasks Engaging in Content

Engaging our students through video tagged with ThingLink, can be a way to introduce a topic and have them interact with content. Our image of the week comes to us from the amazing, Certified Educator: Christi Collins.

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Image of the Week: Embedding 360/VR Images in a Map

Students are returning to the classrooms with the start of a new school year; some were fortunate to travel. As a teacher, part of our mission is to introduce students to a wider world view than what they may have seen.  One way to virtually introduce them to places we have traveled to is to embed 360 images into a standard ThingLink image of a map. Our image of the week comes to us from Juha Salminen.

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Image of the Week: Introduce your Classroom by having your Students Breakout

Many students are getting ready to come back to school; why not start by having them breakout of the classroom? One teacher introduces his students to their new learning environment in an engaging way! Our image of the week comes to us from Bradford Harris.

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Image of the Week: Familiarize Yourself with Local Vocabulary

 

Traveling or relocating to a new destination can leave you wondering how to fit in. Even within the United States, each state has their own nuances. Understanding the local vocabulary can go a long way in ensuring you do not stand out as a tourist. Our image of the week comes to us from Melissa Maas.

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Image of the Week: Breaking Out of Your Geometry Review

Studying before a test for some students is like a trip to the dentist, torturous. Designing a Breakout-styled activity where students need to apply their learning to open locks can be an engaging way to review material. Our image of the week comes to us from Venetia Ricchio.

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