Category : ThingLink Mobile

Use the Teleport 360 Editor App on a Chromebook

Great news! Teachers and students can use the new Teleport Editor App on a Chromebook to create interactive 360 learning experiences. Now it’s easier than ever to create engaging 360/VR lessons, field trips and student projects with access to a library of pre-loaded 360 images. The Teleport Editor App for Android is available to download for free from Google Play with a ThingLink Premium Teacher subscription.

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Who Needs a Bus? Taking Interactive Field Trips with Thinglink 360/VR

ThingLink Certified Educator BadgeWe are pleased to feature a Friday guest post by Andrew Fehnel, a Social Studies Teacher and Technology Coach in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. In addition to being a  Thinglink Certified Educator, Andrew is also a Keystone Technology Innovator. We hope you enjoy learning about using Interactive Field Trips with Andrew.

“Thinglink is my go to instructional tool.  It allows me to be creative and engaging in my lesson plans and provides my students with multiple ways to engage with content.”

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Teleport 360° Editor App Takes 360/VR Image Creation To The Next Level

Christi CollinsWe are pleased to feature a Friday guest post by Christi Collins, a  talented ThingLink Certified Educator who teaches 5th grade Language Arts at Virginia Virtual Academy. Christi has been exploring the power of ThingLink for many years, and she has been featured on this blog and in webinars frequently. Please enjoy Christi’s Teleport360 Editor App review.

The Teleport 360° Editor app is a must-have for creating high quality, interactive VR lessons that both teachers and students can use with ease.

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Take Your Students on a Spring Break Vacation!

Deb NortonWe are pleased to feature a Friday guest post by Deb Norton, a  talented ThingLink Certified Educator who is a Tech Integration Coach in Wisconsin. Deb has been exploring the power of ThingLink 360/VR since she took the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge in June and she has created a great collection of  ThingLink 360/VR lessons  We hope you enjoy Deb’s post.

 

“ThingLink provides educators with a technology that is forward thinking and amazingly versatile.”

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Join Our Live Event: Breakout of Your ThingLink 360!

We hope you will join our webinar event featuring Dan Gallagher’s session on how to facilitate Breakout EDU type learning experiences, powered by ThingLink 360/VR. This session will take place live on February 28th @ 6:00 pm EST. Sign up to receive an archived copy of the recording.

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Join Us for a VR Bootcamp in your Backyard!

We are excited about bringing VR in the Classroom Bootcamps to several locations across the US this fall. We’re looking for opportunities to connect with coaches, leaders, and innovative educators throughout our travels. We invite you to come out and work with us when a VR in the Classroom Bootcamp is scheduled in your backyard, OR contact us to host a Bootcamp of your own.

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Create a Travel Guide and Tour

The next activity in the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge is to create a travel guide as a model for a project that encourages students to construct knowledge as they create. Explore the image above for a simple example, created using a CC licensed image found in the equirectangular group of Flicker.

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Explore These 360/VR Vocabulary Lessons!

We are extremely pleased to share the first round of interactive 360/VR vocabulary lessons created by amazing educators participating in the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge. These 360/VR pioneers have created highly engaging lessons filled with annotations that guide the learning and provide students with flexible learning paths to ensure success for all learners. They offer opportunities to collect data to personalize instruction and they model good digital citizenship through the use of proper source crediting of images licensed for reuse.

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Activity 2: Vocabulary Across All Languagues

Every ThingLink starts with an image.

This week’s ThingLink Summer VR Challenge activity will help educators learn how to create a simple, yet powerful vocabulary lesson that starts with a 360 image. You will add tags to the image to introduce students to new words and concepts and build vocabulary.

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Collecting Data for the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge

One of the greatest benefits of using ThingLink EDU as a tool for learning is the ability to easily build in data collection for assessment, planning, and personalized learning. Participants in the Summer VR Challenge will discover Google Forms woven throughout the lessons. Look for the icons to access these forms on the 360 World Map as you work your way through Lesson 1: Get Started with the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge.

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