Happy 2018! From Virtual Reality to Business Reality to Everyday Use

It’s a brand new year and with it comes a renewed focus on showing our fellow educators just how powerful and practical it is to use VR as a tool in the classroom.  This was the basis of a research paper we recently presented at the International Academy of Business & Public Administration Disciplines in Orlando, FL.  Our presentation was entitled from Virtual Reality to Business Reality, and our goal was to introduce the Academy to how we were using Virtual Reality at the Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry.

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How to Find & Cite 360 Images with Kathy Schrock

Join us for a close-up look into finding and using 360 images with expert and ThingLink Certified Educator, Kathy Schrock. We’ll learn where to find 360 images for reuse and how to license them and use them to create your own ThingLinks.

Live @7pm EDT or sign up to watch OnDemand

RESERVE YOUR SPOT!

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Future Technologies Are Creating A Better Age of Learning

This piece was originally published on hundred.org by Josephine Lister, editor at HunDred.org. We appreciate the opportunity to share this post with our readers.
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3 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

To reflect on the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King, we’ve published 3 ways to use ThingLink to power thoughtful learning. We hope these ideas inspire you to create your own ThingLinks and we encourage you to submit them for a chance to select a 360 image for our stunning library of images.

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An Innovative Idea:  Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Come Together for a Guided Tour with ThingLink!

by Deb Norton

If you are an innovator such as myself, you might like to try new apps and experiment with virtual reality, such as ThingLink 360°/ VR and also with augmented reality such as a 3D moving and talking avatar.  The combination of virtual reality and augmented reality in one lesson makes for a really impressive and intriguing experience.

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We’re Bringing a Bootcamp to TCU’s Idea Factory

We’re looking forward to working with Journalism Professor, Jean Brown, and her colleagues at Texas Christian University on Friday at our Bootcamp at TCU’s IdeaFactory! We’re on our way to Dallas/Ft. Worth to facilitate a ThingLink Bootcamp in the Idea Factory. Many thanks to Cedric James for bringing us in!

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3 Ways to Incorporate Interactive Media into Digital Journalism

With media steadily moving out of print and on to the web, consumer choices are steadily increasing as publications multiply. Distinguishing your work is key to attracting and keeping readership, and interactive media is a great way to engage your audience. Keep viewers on your content and reading longer with images, video and 360° material that combines multimedia options. While plain text gets the information across, interactive media is a useful and effective supplement that makes it more interesting and visual.

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Monthly Inspiration for January

We invite you to explore our monthly inspiration featuring ideas and pedagogy to help educators leverage the power of ThingLink for teaching and learning in January! Happy Tagging!

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Orientation with ThingLink 360/VR

 

by Adriane Ellis

Using ThingLink 360 to Create a Tour of our Library

We have been in the process of turning our library into a Learning Commons. This process has been 3 years in the making and we are super proud of the progress. Unfortunately, I am not always able to reach all my parents and community through open houses and parent meetings. The library often gets overlooked. I created this tour to give future and current students and parents, as well as teachers and community members, an inside look into the amazing things we have going on in our Learning Commons Space.

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Explore 2 Narrated 360/VR Audio Tours

ThingLink has always been a tool that allows users to capture learning on the go. Explorers can use whatever portable device is handy to tell digital stories about locations and experiences on the spot. This is a fantastic way to engage learners of all ages in deep learning about locations and kick it up a notch! Please explore 2 narrated 360/VR audio tours created on location and on-the-spot and consider putting ThingLink in your pocket the next time you go on an adventure!

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