Celebrating a Total Solar Eclipse!

total solar eclipse will cross the United States today, starting just after 10 a.m. PT in Oregon and ending just before 3 p.m. in South Carolina. Depending on your viewing location, the eclipse will last between 1  and about 2 1/2 minutes. Those gathering outdoors to catch a glimpse of this rare occurrence need to prepare for viewing. The ThingLink above is a curated collection of information and resources for making the most of the moment. Be sure to check out directions for capturing the eclipse with the camera on your phone!

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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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ThingLink Teacher Challenge Week 3 in Review

Explore Biltmore Estate, created by Donna Baumbach for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge. Donna is a retired edtech/edmedia professor at UCF, as well as, a longtime ThingLink Certified Educator. Get inspired by Donna's popular slideshow, 73+ Ways to Use ThingLink in the Classroom?

 

We are excited to share a channel of activities submitted by participants during the third 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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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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ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge: Week 2 in Review

Explore Hawaii State Capitol - Mauka Entrance - Virtual Field Trip by Leilani Sills

We are pleased to share a channel of activities submitted be participants during the second 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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