Creating Personalized Learning Spaces and Activities with The Brain in Mind

Due to low enrollment, this workshop has been canceled. It will be rescheduled in the fall. Please stay tuned for more information.



I’m excited to be collaborating with my dear friend Naomi Harm and the talented team at Innovative Educator’s Consulting for a wonderful Professional Development experience in Lake Geneva, WI on July 26-27, 2016. This action packed event promises to be filled with innovative ideas and practical pedagogy, as well as opportunities to connect, collaborate and get inspired by educators trying to make a positive impact on teaching and learning. 

About This Event

This two-day “MAKE My Day” workshop focuses on preparing teachers and administrators on how personalized learning and makerspaces can empower all learners in the new mobile teaching and learning environment. A variety of meaningful and purposeful student-centric learning centers supported with the brain in mind, and creative instructional approaches will be infused and modeled throughout these two days of facilitated instruction. The amazing IEC team and featured speakers or Travis Lape and Susan Oxnevad will also provide a stimulating learning environment by empowering networking opportunities between attendees, sharing of collaborative ideas through small and large group interactions, and implementing effective group work strategies through dynamic duo’s and transformative trios, to maximize the learning potential for each and every attendee.

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Join Kathy Schrock in Creating a Collection of 360 Images for Schools

Kathy Schrock is excited about creating ThingLink Interactive 360/VR images for teaching and learning, and we’re excited that she’s bringing her knowledge, skills and expertise to our journey.To help educators embrace 360/VR in the classroom Kathy has started a Flickr group to create a collection of Creative Commons licensed 360 photos for teachers and students to download and use in the classroom! This is all made possible through Kathy’s Flickr Group, 360 Images for Schools.


Anyone with a Flickr account can access the collection of 360 images, but educators must join the group to upload their own images. To join the group you must be accepted as a member and agree to the rules Kathy has set up.

To contribute a 360 spherical panoramic image to the group for educational use, you must request membership. Once you are approved, you can upload spherical panoramic images to your own Flickr account and add them to the group, if you change the licensing to Creative Commons Attribution – NonCommercial – NoDerivs license ( BY-NC-ND) and allow downloading. 

In addition to sharing images among members of the group, Kathy has started some great discussions to help educators interested in taking the VR journey. If you’re looking to engage in conversations about cameras, apps or just about anything related to creating reusable 360/VR images you will definitely find the discussions within the Flickr group to be of high interest. Check out 360 Images for Schools on Flickr and be part of this growing effort to create a collection of panoramic images for schools!

Join Our 360/VR Interactive Image Slam

We are pleased that Kathy Schrock has agreed to help us kick off our summer series of ThingLink Interactive 360/VR Image Slams, live on June 2nd at 8pm EST. These informal webinars are designed to celebrate and feature the 360/VR interactive lessons created by amazing educators participating in our professional development, the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge. 
We will kickoff the series with Kathy’s spotlight session. Joining Kathy will be a lineup of amazing ThingLink Expert Educators whose work is sure to inspire! Join Kathy Schock, Jodie Johnston, Dan Gallagher, Laura Moore and Christi Collins for a look at great ways to use ThingLink 360/VR in the classroom!

Sign up to view live at 8:00 pm EST or to receive a copy of the webinar in your inbox.

Join Us for the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge

The ThingLink Summer VR Challenge for coaches, teachers and students will provide opportunities for participants at all levels to work together to explore and create interactive 360/VR activities for teaching and learning. This challenge is free, self-paced and designed to help teachers successfully embrace the powerful possibilities of the 360/VR Editor. We invite educators from across the globe to participate and gain early access to our 360/VR Tag Editing tool. Sign up to receive updates as we approach the kickoff at ISTE 2016 on June 26th.


Sign up for the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge.


3 Reasons to Take the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge


The ThingLink Summer VR Challenge for coaches, teachers and students will provide opportunities for participants at all levels to work together to explore and create interactive 360/VR activities for teaching and learning. This challenge is free, self-paced and designed to help teachers successfully embrace the powerful possibilities of the 360/VR Editor. We invite educators from across the globe to participate! 

Here are 3 reasons to take the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge.

Gain Early Access to the 360/VR Tag Editing Tool

We will provide participants with access to the VR tagging tool along with a series of fun and self-paced activities to teach you how to create these immersive learning experiences. The 5-week challenge will provide educators with the guidance and support you need to create your own interactive, narrated lessons by tagging images of gardens, cities and interesting places near and far.


Use Our Collection of 360/VR Panoramic Images to Create Your Own VR Lessons

Throughout the 5 week challenge, we will provide participants with use of our collection of breathtaking 360 panoramic images to help you create and share engaging 360/VR lessons for use on an iPad or with on an iPhone with a VR headset.


Build Your Professional Learning Network

We will be learning together throughout the summer as we create and share 360/VR lessons. Connect with educators across the globe and embrace the opportunity to exchange ideas. Get inspired and bring the 4c’s to your classroom. 

Support will be provided for coaches and leaders who would like to implement their own ThingLink VR Challenge in your school or district, over the summer or in the fall.




Join Our Free Webinar to Learn More


Join us for a free webinar as we explore the powerful possibilities of creating and using ThingLink VR and 360 image lessons for teaching and learning. We’ll take a look at the new VR editing tool and the new VR Lessons app as we demonstrate great ways to use ThingLink VR in the classroom. We will also provide you with a sneak peek at the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge. We’ll leave plenty of time for exchanging ideas and Q&A along the way.

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–> Sign up for the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge

Get ready for the official kickoff during the week of June 26th at #ISTE2016.
–> Share the news Through Social Media with the hashtag #TLVR16 Follow @ThingLink_EDU and @soxnevad for the latest news.

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Dive Into ThingLink VR This Summer!

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The ThingLink Summer VR Challenge for coaches, teachers and students will provide opportunities for participants at all levels to work together to explore and create interactive 360/VR activities for teaching and learning. This challenge is free, self-paced and designed to help teachers successfully embrace the powerful possibilities of using 360/VR images in education. We invite educators from across the globe to participate! Sign up for more information about the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge.

Watch our Webinar to Learn More

Join us for a free webinar as we explore the powerful possibilities of creating and using ThingLink VR and 360 image lessons for teaching and learning. We’ll take a look at the new 360/VR Editor and VR Lessons app as we demonstrate great ways to use ThingLink VR in the classroom. We will also provide you with a sneak peek at the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge. This free, self-paced professional development opportunity is designed to help educators create VR Lessons. All educators interested in creating interactive 360 image and VR lessons are invited to participate and add your own content to our gorgeous 360 images. We’ll leave plenty of time for exchanging ideas and Q&A along the way.


Webinar at a Glance

  1. Explore VR Lessons.
  2. Demonstrate how to use the ThingLink VR Editing Tool to create your own lessons.
  3. Discuss exciting ideas for lessons and use in the classroom.
  4. Learn about ways to bring ThingLink VR to your school or District

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Sign Up for our Free Webinar

Join us live Thursday, May 12th @ 8:00 PM EDT or watch On Demand.

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Sign Up for the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge

Get ready for the official kickoff during the week of June 26th at #ISTE2017 and stay tuned to the ThingLink Blog for Education for more details.

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Share the News on Social Media

Use the hashtag #TLVR16 and follow @ThingLink_EDU and @soxnevad for the latest news.