Category : Professional Development

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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Image of the Week: Exploring the Rhetoric of Urban Art

Cities are becoming a canvas for urban art. Travel to any major city in the United States and even abroad and you may find yourself asking is that graffiti or is that art. Going one step further does the image express any rhetoric? Our image of the week comes to us from Melody Niesen.

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Image of the Week: Exploring Science Tools in a Virtual Classroom Tour

The beginning of the school year is an exciting time where teachers are introducing students to their new learning environment. One way teachers can have students explore the tools they will be using is to create a virtual classroom tour. Our image of the week comes to us from Susan Vengen.

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Image of the Week: Creating a Virtual Field Trip of Your State Capitol

Teachers wish they can take their students on many field trips, but unfortunately, distance and budgets prevent that from happening. Now with ThingLink 360/VR, teachers can create virtual field trips to places like your state capitol. Our image of the week comes to us from Leilani Sills.

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Create an Interactive 360/VR Tour for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge

Explore ROMS Learning Commons, an interactive 360/VR Tour created by Jill Hill

Our 3rd activity is designed to create an interactive 360/VR Tour for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge. It is at this time that we will focus our attention on using the Google Street View app to capture 360 images on iPhones, Android Phones, and tablets.

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