Category : Professional Development

Image of the Week: Learning the Vocabulary of Coding

Just like in any language, there are key vocabulary terms which an individual must learn to understand the language. The same is true for coding. Our image of the week comes to us from Bradford Harris.

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ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge: Week 1 in Review

Explore Empathy Dogs by ThingLink Certified Educator Dr. Chris Boyd created for the #TLChallenge.

We are excited to share a Slideshow of activities submitted be participants in the ThingLink Teacher Challenge during the first week of our self-paced summer professional learning. As more activities are submitted, they will be added to this slideshow.Please explore the activities through the Channel below and learn more about Channels so you can curate your own resources.

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Explore Vocabulary Across All Languages for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge

Nearly 600 educators from locations across the globe have registered for the 4th Annual ThingLink Teacher Challenge. Many are active members of our community, some are just joining us for the first time. We are pleased to have received quite a few kickoff activities from participants.  Now it’s time for our 1st ThingLink Teacher Challenge Activity, Vocabulary Across All Languages.

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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: Collect Your Task Cards with ThingLink

The now common phrase, “There’s an app for that” can be daunting for any teacher or student. Task cards can be a great way to learn by doing. Our image of the week comes to us from Ron Burke. Ron’s interactive image embeds a variety of task cards, for various web tools/apps, providing learning opportunities through various challenges.

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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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Image of the Week: Interactive Technology Resources

Any new technology always brings with it a learning curve; a ThingLink interactive image can be a technology resource for learning how to navigate the new tool. Our image of the week comes to us from ThingLink Certified Educator, John Sowash, author of  The Chromebook Classroom. John’s tutorial on Chromebook tips & tricks is a fantastic interactive image.

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Join Our ThingLink 360/VR Bootcamp Celebration Event!

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How to Build a ThingLink 360 Breakout!

We are excited about our community’s interest in creating ThingLink 360 Breakout activities! This post is designed to help participants create their own interactive activity.

Each of the images you see below is a ThingLink with more information about the topic. Please continue to tweet questions to Dan Gallagher @gallagher_tech or send an email to support@thinglink.com. We will update the images below based on FAQs!

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Join Us for a Bootcamp in Kansas!

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We’re excited to be headed to Blue Valley Schools near Kansas City, KS for a VR in the Classroom Bootcamp with friend and Certified Educator Jodie Johnston on March 7, 2017

Join us near Kansas City, KS for a full-day of professional development designed to help educators learn to turn any 360 image into a powerful lesson or virtual field trip for students! This workshop promises to be packed with pedagogy and built for success.

 

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