Category : Professional Development

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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Task Cards for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge!

We’ve created Task Cards to serve as a resource for participants in the ThingLink Teacher Challenge. We hope our interactive poster will provide educators with easy access to each of the Task Cards where you will find everything you need to complete each activity.

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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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