Category : ThingLink Mobile

ThingLink and YetiTablet Announce Collaboration Bringing Multisensory Learning Experiences to Giant Touch Screens

The partnership  focuses on solutions that help patients, elders and students with learning disabilities navigate everyday challenges at home, school, or residential care facility.

Greetings from Dare to Learn Festival, Helsinki! We are happy to share that ThingLink and Kuori, the Finnish manufacturer of giant YetiTablet touch screens, have agreed on a partnership. Our goals is to deliver a new plug-and-play solution to hospitals and medical centers, residential care facilities, and special education classrooms for easily creating and displaying interactive, multisensory content on a large touch screen.

YetiTablet is a large-scale tablet built on an open Android OS. This means it works like a smartphone, and does not require additional software installations or learning a new operating system. Similarly, creating interactive images with ThingLink does not require previous technical knowledge, and is suitable for content creators of any age.

At the core of the collaboration is bringing interactive multimedia experiences to large touch screens.

Example 1: Navigating in the everyday environment

Interactive experiences on large touch screens can help understand the everyday home or learning environment; where things are, what are they called, and what should one do. For example, an interactive image from inside of a fridge can help an autistic person or a patient with a memory disorder to process information and build a sensible path for action. It can also contain notes, audio clues, or videos from caregivers and teachers.

Example 2: Supporting virtual mobility

Virtual tours on large touch screens give patients with restricted physical mobility an opportunity to access the world virtually. Unlike with VR headsets, with large touch screens patients can move and touch interactive images together, discover sounds, narration, or additional photos. This way, virtual tours in rest homes, hospital lounges or waiting rooms can become a stimulating social experience.

 

For more information and contacts, visit YetiTablet.

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Watch Our Teacher Challenge Participant Map Grow!

   

Yesterday we officially kicked off the 5th Annual ThingLink Teacher Challenge during our live webinar and introduced the first activity, Design Your Digital Self. We challenged participants to use our FREE mobile app to create a ThingLink to introduce themselves and submit the link to add their Digital Selves to the map. It’s fun to watch our teacher challenge participant map grow!

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Get Ready for the 5th Annual ThingLink Teacher Challenge Webinar

ThingLink Teacher Challenge 4 Steps

We invite educators from across the globe to join us in our powerful, self-paced, online professional development designed to explore, create, and share immersive 360 stories on the go! Sign up for our kickoff webinar to learn more about how you and your team can participate in the learning. Our PD is designed to put some extra fun into your summer adventures as you engage in learning through constructive play, document your experiences, and tell your own immersive stories with ThingLink. It’s time to get ready for the 5th annual ThingLink Teacher Challenge Webinar.

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Seven use cases for adding notes and narration to camera images

 

by Ulla

This post was originally published on Medium

7 Use Cases

We recently updated our free iOS app and added an option for users to record audio clips directly to individual tags, or combine text, images, and audio in the same tag. There are many situations where the ability to enhance camera images with notes and narration comes handy. Here are seven examples:

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Join Us in Immersive Storytelling Across the Globe

Tell Your Story on the Go!

We invite educators from across the globe to join us in the 5th Annual ThingLink Teacher Challenge. This free, online, self-paced,  professional development will help educators learn to explore, modify and create immersive 360 stories on the go! It promises to be a tremendous learning experience, packed with the power of our and expertise from our talented community of ThingLink Certified Educators. We hope you will join us for the best PD of the summer!

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An Immersive Approach to Learning About Medieval Allegories with ThingLink 360/VR

by Licia Landi

Italian ThingLink Certified Educator Licia Landi has created a ThingLink 360 tour to help her 10th-grade students develop a new approach to Medieval allegories by actively engaging them in the learning process through immersive storytelling. Explore this interactive 360 image and be sure to click the book icon to learn more about the learning goals for this project.

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Join Our ThingLink 360/VR Bootcamp in MA with Kathy Schrock

We invite you to join our upcoming ThingLink 360/VR in Education Bootcamp with host Temple Mitchell and special guest, Kathy Schrock, for a powerful day of learning on May 12, 2018, at UMass Dartmouth’s Kaput Center for Research and Innovation. We hope teams of innovative educators will join us to explore the powerful possibilities of shifting learning from consumption to creation with interactive 360 images. We are thrilled to have Kathy Schrock lead us in a 360 image capture expedition and we are looking forward to working with innovative educators in the area to build expertise in using interactive 360 images in education.

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Wonder Rooms 2.0 – Immersive PD at Puccini’s Birthplace

In February, Italian educators participated in an immersive workshop designed and facilitated by Astrid Hulsebosch and Licia Landi during the Festival della Didattica Digitale in Lucca, Tuscany. The goal of this innovative professional development for educators was to “learn by doing”, so the educators started the session at the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini to immerse themselves in the learning. After 90 minutes in the field capturing learning on the go, the educators returned to a workspace in the Casa del Boia to create a ThingLink 360 tour of Puccini’s birthplace.

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2 Quick Class Projects for Primary Students in December

Today we are featuring 2 quick and easy December class projects for primary students from Mr. Parkinson, a Primary Teacher at Trafford Borough Council. Mr. Parkinson is the author of  Mr. P’s ICT Blog, a great resource for educators that is filled with creative ideas to raise standards across the curriculum using technology.

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