Join Us for ThingLink Bootcamp Live!


Celebrate and share in the learning that has resulted from our fall Bootcamps. Get inspired by educators who are transforming teaching and learning through the use of interactive 360/VR images. Learn how easy it is to Bring a Bootcamp to Your Backyard!

Join us live on 2/20 @ 7 pm EST or On- Demand

Meet our guest panellists and learn from them!

  • Susan Gaer – Chino Valley Bootcamp, CA
  • Stewart Lee – Clemson University Bootcamp, SC
  • Adriane Ellis – Murray County Bootcamp, GA
  • Laurie Prewandowski – North Sutton Bootcamp, NH
Sign up to attend live on 2/20/17 @ 7:00 pm EST OR to receive the archived recording.

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Breakout of Your ThingLink 360!

We hope you will join our webinar event featuring Dan Gallagher’s session on how to facilitate Breakout EDU type learning experiences, powered by ThingLink 360/VR. This session will take place live on February 28th @ 6:00 pm EST. Sign up to receive an archived copy of the recording.


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Breakout of Your ThingLink 360!

Breakout EDU is taking education by storm! Think of the concept of an Escape Room but modified for education. Students will experience how to work as a team, think critically and problem-solve various challenges applied to any grade level or content area. This webinar will explore how to use various digital tools in conjunction with ThingLink 360°/VR to create your own Digital Breakout activity. Join us live on 2/28 @ 6 pm EST or sign up to receive an archived copy of the broadcast. Reserve your spot today!

Create Your Own Breakout with ThingLink 360

Dan will be launching the ThingLink 360 Breakout Challenge during the webinar.  Get ThingLink Premium Teacher for yourself, your team, or your school for 50% off with the coupon code TLBREAKOUT. Offer expires 2/28/17.

About Our Host

Dan Gallagher is a ThingLink Certified Educator who lives in Central New Jersey with his wife. He’s a teacher resource specialist for technology assisting middle school teachers with integrating Chromebooks in the classroom. He has a Master’s in Instructional Technology and a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. You can subscribe to his blog at gallaghertech.edublogs.org and you can follow him on twitter @Gallagher_Tech.



Join Us for a Bootcamp in Kansas!


Join us near Kansas City, KS for a full-day of professional development designed to help educators learn to turn any 360 image into a powerful lesson or virtual field trip for students! This workshop promises to be packed with pedagogy and built for success.
We’re excited to be headed to Blue Valley Schools near Kansas City, KS for a VR in the Classroom Bootcamp with friend and Certified Educator Jodie Johnston on March 7, 2017


ABOUT THIS BOOTCAMP

Learn to capture the world in 360 photos and use them to compile immersive multimedia digital stories, engaging your students like never before.

  • Translate a 360 photo into an interactive 360/VR  lesson
  • Understand key practices for annotating 360 images with text, photos, audio, and video
  • Embed Google Forms, maps and other 3rd party tools in 360 photos
  • Design student-driven learning activities that promote higher-order thinking skills.


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BOOTCAMP LOGISTICS

TICKETS
$175, includes a full year of the Thinglink EDU Premium with 360/VR editor + 6 hours of training & support.

FACILITATORS

  • Susan Oxnevad, Director of ThingLink Education.and the ThingLink Certified Educator
  • Jodie Johnston ThingLink Certified Educator +Curriculum Technology Specialist @ Blue Valley Schools

DATE AND TIMETue, March 7, 20178:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST

LOCATIONBlue Valley Schools
7700 W 143rd St
Overland Park, Kansas 66223
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Join Our Live Event: Using Interactive Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Explore the powerful possibilities for teaching and learning with interactive virtual reality across all content areas and grade levels. Participants will learn how to turn 360 images into engaging student-driven learning experiences using ThingLink’s 360 photo editor. This session promises to be bursting with enthusiasm and packed with pedagogy to help educators learn, share, and create 360/VR Lessons.




Using Interactive Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Enjoy a 30-minute overview demonstrating the possibilities for teaching and learning with interactive virtual reality across all content areas and grade levels. Participants will learn how to turn 360 images into engaging student-driven learning experiences using ThingLink’s 360 photo editor. This session promises to be bursting with enthusiasm and packed with pedagogy to help educators learn, share, and create 360/VR Lessons.

Participate live on 2/13 @ or receive an archived copy.

ThingLink on Tour with VR Bootcamps

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This fall I’m excited to travel to locations across the US to launch ThingLink VR Bootcamps!  Like any plan I’ve ever developed, this plan has layers. It’s a complex plan that was built to benefit educators on many levels! 



About ThingLink VR Bootcamp

Our VR Bootcamp was built from the ground up to be useful for all educators. Guided by an understanding of the stages of tech integration and universal design for learning, and powered by pedagogy, this Bootcamp is built for success.

Level I – Working with all Bootcamp Participants

At the most basic level, I am excited to connect with educators and spend 6 hours learning and creating together! I’m eager to experience the excitement that occurs when teachers and coaches realize how seamlessly they can move to the modification and transformation levels of tech integration through the use of an amazing feature called Remix. This feature gives teachers and their students the ability to modify lessons in a couple of clicks and acquire a powerful skill. We’ve been doing our homework and we can’t wait to watch the transformation at the Bootcamps, right in front of our eyes!

Level II – Training-the-Trainers

At each Bootcamp I will be connecting with ThingLink Certified Educators in person to spend an entire day teaching and learning together at the facilitator level. This train-the-trainer model will empower local experts to offer their own ThingLink VR Bootcamps in the area, and it will accelerate the development of local leaders to inspire others to explore the powerful potential and educational value of interactive VR in the classroom. The development of local experts will be great for adoptors of VR at the basic level, and it will open up leadership opportunities, as educators increasingly adopt interactive VR into schools and districts.



Level III – Creating a Published Curriculum of Incredible Content

During our Bootcamps, educators will create content that allows learners to explore the most interesting places on the planet. We’ll learn to target instructional goals, collect data, and provide differentiated options within one engaging lesson. We’ll address digital citizenship with an emphasis on Creative-Commons licensing and reuse of 360 images for educational purposes. We’ll teach participants how to take 360 images with a Ricoh Theta camera and we’ll show you how to contribute them to a portal for students and teachers created by Kathy Schrock, called 360 Images for Schools.


Once we’ve created all of that incredible content, we will share it with each other, and participants can bring it back it to your own teams at your schools for modification and reuse. Schools can begin to design and customize their own VR rich curriculums.


At the end of the Bootcamp, educators will learn about opportunities to fine-tune the lessons based on our criteria and to explore further opportunities to design lessons for us as part of our collection of exemplary lessons that will soon be organized and available on our website.


Find a Bootcamp in Your Backyard

Explore this interactive Professional Development calendar to keep up with Bootcamps as they are scheduled. We are talking with enthusiastic coaches, teachers and administrators every day about scheduling more Bootcamps and we expect to be able to announce additional sessions soon. Be sure to follow us through the social media icons on the calendar!


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Bring a Bootcamp to Your Backyard

Please email susan@thinglink.com to offer a training space and Bring a Bootcamp to Your Backyard! We provide our host schools with 5 ThingLink Premium Teacher accounts and complimentary training in appreciation for use of your space.




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On Tour with VR Bootcamps!

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This fall I’m excited to travel to locations across the US to launch ThingLink VR Bootcamps!  Like any plan I’ve ever developed, this plan has layers. It’s a complex plan that was built to benefit educators on many levels! 



About ThingLink VR Bootcamp

Our VR Bootcamp was built from the ground up to be useful for all educators. Guided by an understanding of the stages of tech integration and universal design for learning, and powered by pedagogy, this Bootcamp is built for success.

Level I – Working with all Bootcamp Participants

At the most basic level, I am excited to connect with educators and spend 6 hours learning and creating together! I’m eager to experience the excitement that occurs when teachers and coaches realize how seamlessly they can move to the modification and transformation levels of tech integration through the use of an amazing feature called Remix. This feature gives teachers and their students the ability to modify lessons in a couple of clicks and acquire a powerful skill. We’ve been doing our homework and we can’t wait to watch the transformation at the Bootcamps, right in front of our eyes!

Level II – Training-the-Trainers

At each Bootcamp I will be connecting with ThingLink Certified Educators in person to spend an entire day teaching and learning together at the facilitator level. This train-the-trainer model will empower local experts to offer their own ThingLink VR Bootcamps in the area, and it will accelerate the development of local leaders to inspire others to explore the powerful potential and educational value of interactive VR in the classroom. The development of local experts will be great for adoptors of VR at the basic level, and it will open up leadership opportunities, as educators increasingly adopt interactive VR into schools and districts.



Level III – Creating a Published Curriculum of Incredible Content

During our Bootcamps, educators will create content that allows learners to explore the most interesting places on the planet. We’ll learn to target instructional goals, collect data, and provide differentiated options within one engaging lesson. We’ll address digital citizenship with an emphasis on Creative-Commons licensing and reuse of 360 images for educational purposes. We’ll teach participants how to take 360 images with a Ricoh Theta camera and we’ll show you how to contribute them to a portal for students and teachers created by Kathy Schrock, called 360 Images for Schools.


Once we’ve created all of that incredible content, we will share it with each other, and participants can bring it back it to your own teams at your schools for modification and reuse. Schools can begin to design and customize their own VR rich curriculums.


At the end of the Bootcamp, educators will learn about opportunities to fine-tune the lessons based on our criteria and to explore further opportunities to design lessons for us as part of our collection of exemplary lessons that will soon be organized and available on our website.


Find a Bootcamp in Your Backyard

Explore this interactive Professional Development calendar to keep up with Bootcamps as they are scheduled. We are talking with enthusiastic coaches, teachers and administrators every day about scheduling more Bootcamps and we expect to be able to announce additional sessions soon. Be sure to follow us through the social media icons on the calendar!


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Bring a Bootcamp to Your Backyard

Please email susan@thinglink.com to offer a training space and Bring a Bootcamp to Your Backyard! We provide our host schools with 5 ThingLink Premium Teacher accounts and complimentary training in appreciation for use of your space.


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ThingLink Bootcamp is Here!

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An increasing number of educators are interested in including ThingLink and the new 360 photo editor for VR in their toolkits. At ThingLink, we recognize the value and importance of providing busy educators with professional development to effectively incorporate new tools and teaching practices into instruction, and we are pleased to launch ThingLink 360/VR Bootcamp for Educators!

Our Bootcamp promises to be bursting with enthusiasm and packed with pedagogy to help educators learn, share, and create 360/VR Lessons. Our goal is to help educators s feel confident and prepared to seamlessly integrate ThingLink 360/VR into the classroom.

About ThingLink VR Bootcamp

This Bootcamp focuses on the powerful possibilities for teaching and learning with virtual reality across all content areas and grade levels. Participants will learn how to design and personalize interactive 360 experiences in the classroom using ThingLink’s 360 photo editor. 

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Schedule

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview – What is interactive 360/VR?
  • The benefits of interactive 360/VR in the classroom, a pedagogical approach
  • Hands-on: Try it! Add tags to a 360 image
  • Lunch
  • Tools and resources to capture content: 360 cameras and more
  • Hands-on Guided Learning: Create your own virtual lesson with support using ThingLink’s 360 editor
  • Share out

In the morning, participants learn to design lessons that combine the power of ThingLink’s 360 photo editor with Google Apps and other popular 3rd party tools. We will take a look at ways to redesign classroom instructional time to embrace standards with the 360/VR experiences.

The focus of the afternoon will be on creating and publishing a curriculum-aligned activity for use with students. We’ll take a look at tools and resources for content capture, including 360 cameras and apps. With plenty of time dedicated to applying the learning, participants will walk away with a 360/VR lesson to use in the classroom the next day.

Logistics

  • Tickets: $175, includes a full year of the Thinglink EDU Premium with 360/VR editor and lunch
  • Facilitators: Susan Oxnevad, Director of ThingLink Education, and the ThingLink Certified Educator Team.
  • Locations have not yet been announced, so sign up below to learn about upcoming events in your region, or, schedule a VR Bootcamp for your district.

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Maximize Your Instruction with Google Docs

Join me and Simple K-12  on Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 3:00 PM EDT for a webinar designed to help educators Maximize Instruction with Google Docs.  During this 30 minutes session, we will take a look at great ways to use a Google Form to inform instruction.

Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 3:00 PM EDT

Learn to use a Google Form to

  • collect and organize assignments
  • assess student learning
  • personalize learning
  • monitor progress
  • and so much more!
At the end of the session, we will spend a few minutes exploring Add-ons to automate tricky tasks to maximize teacher planning time as well!
Sign up today to reserve your spot and learn to  put the power of Google Docs to work for you!

Learn to Create Interactive Graphics for Teaching & Learning

Please join me and Simple K-12 on Thursday, August 18th at 4:00 pm EDT for a webinar designed to help teachers learn to Create Interactive Multimedia Graphics for Teaching & Learning.

We will take a look at some student-centered learning projects that are designed to engage all learners through the use of rich media. We’ll explore ways to take advantage of integrated 3rd party tools, like Google Apps, to drive the learning and assess student learning. Learn more and sign up on Simple K-12.


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