Design Engaging Learning Experiences with a Free Tool for Digital Differentiation

This morning I had a fabulous time hosting webinars for Simple K 12 on one of my favorite topics, differentiation. 

Since I have received several requests for the link to my interactive Slides I decided to share the presentation on this blog for everyone to explore. Here you will find live text links, as well as linked images to explore.

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Click on links and images to explore live interactive images.

Personalize Classroom Learning – Free Online Event

Join me and Simple K 12 for a free online event on January 31st designed to help educators personalize learning. 

I will be kicking off the event with two back to back webinars, starting at 10:00 AM EDT. The first webinar will provide participants with an overview of my Digital Differentiation model. The webinar at 11:00 AM EDT will take a closer look at ThingLink EDU, the tool used to create the Digital Differentiation model. 

Both webinars will feature many practical examples and ideas for differentiating learning in your own classroom.

Digital Differentiation: Tools to Support Flexible Learning Paths for Personalized Learning

Saturday, January 31 @ 10 AM EDT

Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate personalized learning experiences to address the diverse needs of all students. At the most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand, and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by essential questions and offer flexible learning paths, use of digital tools can break the learning barriers that exist in our classrooms. Join us as we provide an overview of digital tools and resources to design personalized learning experiences that effectively incorporate digital differentiation. 

Design Engaging Learning Experiences with a Free Tool for Digital Differentiation

Saturday, January 31 @ 11 AM EDT

Are you looking for a free, user friendly digital tool to help you design engaging learning experiences that meet the diverse learning needs of all the students in your classroom? In this webinar, join us as we explore ThingLink, a digital tool and cross-platform app that provides users with the ability to turn any image into a multimedia-rich, interactive graphic filled with options for differentiation and personalization. We will show how to easily include video, images, audio, and links to any content on the web with the click of a button. We will also share how you can use a ThingLink interactive image to provide students with differentiated content, or to design student-centered projects filled with differentiated options. We will also provide inspiring examples and easy-to-follow instructions that will help you add ThingLink to your digital toolkit of resources. Come discover an amazing tool that presents powerful opportunities for differentiating across all curriculum areas. 

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If you are looking to personalize learning in the classroom to address the diverse needs of all your students? This free event is for you! 

Register for this free day of learning on Simple K12 today!

3 Ways to Crowdsource & Share Science Images

Many teachers are creating amazing interactive images packed with resources for teaching science. Many students are using ThingLink to demonstrate learning about science by annotating images with multimedia. Good news! We are crowdsourcing to collect resources to and share great interactive images for teaching and learning about science. We hope you will join us!

Take the ThingLink Science Creative Challenge

Over the summer, I had the opportunity to facilitate the ThingLink Teacher Challenge, a self-paced professional learning opportunity designed to help educators embrace ThingLink as a tool for teaching and learning and to help participants build their PLN’s. The ThingLink Teacher Challenge was very successful and I’m pleased to announce that ThingLink has developed a new tool that will make it easier to curate and share great interactive images through ThingLink Creative Challenges!

Take the ThingLink Creative Challenge

Join us in creating and curating the best science images, aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Create a ThingLink to support learning in the fields of life science, physical science, or earth and space science then submit it using our new Creative Challenges tool. The contest is open for 30 days and we will feature the best images during a webinar on February 17, 2015 to celebrate.

-> Go to the ThingLink Science Creative Challenge

Free Webinar: Build Your ThingLink Classroom

 will be hosting a webinar on January 13th to provide teachers with a comprehensive overview of how to Build Your ThingLink Classroom. 

Live at 8PM EDT or sign up for the archive.

This session will include ideas for simple student signups, managing student groups and using ThingLink to power student projects. We will also take a closer look at the amazing ThingLink App and explore the use of Channels for curating collections of content. We invite you to sign up and join us.  

Full STEAM Ahead in 2015

Over the course of the next few months ThingLink will be collecting, curating and encouraging our community to create science content to support Next Generation Science and STEAM. Many ThingLink users are creating wonderful content in the various categories of STEAM and we want to make it easier to discover and use content. We also want to engage our community to contribute to the continuously growing database of interactive content.

Happy New Year!

I’ve put together 12 examples of ways to embrace ThingLink for teaching and learning in the New Year. The ideas are for those who are just starting out, or for those who already love ThingLink! We hope you will get inspired by the interactive images created by our talented community members over the course of the last 12 months. To learn how to use any of these ideas in your classroom, click the information link below each example. Happy New Year!

-> Read more on the ThingLink Blog