Category : ThingLink Teacher Challenge

Don’t Sweat It! Diving Into Thinglink 360

by Andrew Fehnel

I have been lucky to be a part of the Thinglink Certified Educators community for a few years now and every year I see the creativity of this group ratchet up. It can be intimidating to see what others have created and then think: how can I possibly do something like that? What I’ve found is that Thinglink 360’s ability to create engaging and immersive presentations does not take years of practice or a degree in nuclear science. In fact, the ability to create material using the editing tool is accessible to all ability levels.

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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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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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Sign Up for the 5th Annual ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge!

We invite educators to take the 5th Annual ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge. This highly popular, self-paced professional development opportunity provides educators with the tools and support needed to create engaging, interactive 360/VR lessons and student projects.  Learn to shift student learning from consumption to creation this summer by joining the ThingLink Teacher Challenge.

We will officially launch the learning on June 11th with a webinar. Then participants can take their time and progress through the activities at your own pace.

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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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Design A Student-Driven Learning Project for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge Part I

In the 4th week of the self-paced ThingLink Teacher Challenge we introduce using ThingLink to design student-driven learning projects around real world issues. We have broken this challenge down into parts to help make the most of the opportunity to bring students to the highest level of learning. It is our goal to simplify this important task for participants.  There are currently only a small number of teachers managing to keep up with our pace so we will take advantage of this opportunity to slow things down a bit and unpack the pieces.

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