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Image of the Week: Familiarize Yourself with Local Vocabulary

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.

For the next couple of weeks, we will feature an image created during our ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge. Our hope is two-fold: first, these posts will inspire you to incorporate ThingLink’s 360/VR editor in your classroom and allow your students a chance to create with it. Secondly, we hope these posts encourage you to join in on the fun and learning. Maybe your image will be showcased!

Melissa planned this interactive VR/360 ThingLink as an introduction for Minnesotans traveling to New Mexico. She has some vocabulary which a ‘true’ New Mexican would know as well as some tips mixed with humor. Make sure to pay attention to how they order a soft drink; it’s not ‘Pop’ or ‘Soda’. Start off ordering a ‘Coke’, but be ready to answer what flavor with something like ‘Dr. Pepper’.

Want your students to create virtual reality experiences?

If you already have a ThingLink Premium Teacher account, join us in the 4th annual ThingLink Teacher Summer Challenge. This online, self-paced professional development opportunity is designed to help educators learn to create interactive virtual reality experiences on top of 360° images with students. 

If you didn’t take advantage of the SUMMER17 coupon, you can still try the tools by signing up for the 14-day Premium Trial on thinglink.com/edu. This is plenty of time to try several of the activities on the task cards. Another option is to consider bringing ThingLink Premium to your team or school to receive greatly reduced rates on purchases of 8 or more subscriptions. Contact education@thinglink.com to learn more.

Sign up today!

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Dan Gallagher
Dan Gallagher is a longtime ThingLink Certified Educator who is now ThingLink's Education Social Media Specialist. This position oversees @ThingLink_Edu and assists with contributions to the blog. Dan is a Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology with the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District in NJ where he shows teachers how to integrate technology into their instruction.
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