Teaching Above the Line: A Webinar on Using the SAMR Model for Tech Integration

Are you looking for ways how to leverage the power of technology to maximize student learning? Researchers have determined that technology integration typically moves through four specific levels: Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition (SAMR). The higher the level of activity the greater the educational benefit.

Join Our Webinar: Teaching Above the Line – Using the SAMR Model for Tech Integration

This webinar will show how to use the SAMR model of technology integration as a guide for planning and implementing classroom learning experiences that take student learning to higher levels.

Join me and Simple K12 on Wednesday, April 17th @ 6 pm EST as we look at some traditional standards-aligned learning tasks and walk them up the line to show how to transform your teaching and “Teach Above the Line.”

 

3 Interactive Resources from ICE 2015


I truly enjoyed my time at the Illinois Computing Educators Conference last week. It’s always great to have a chance to engage in real conversations with innovative educators, instead of exchanging ideas through tweets and emails! And of course, it’s fantastic to meet so many educators who are passionate about using technology as a tool for learning. 

I attended some really great sessions and I also facilitated some sessions, but I was truly re-enerergized by the conversations that happened along the way. These deep and extended conversations happen best when educators go outside the walls of their schools and gather together in person to share ideas. 

Of course, if you weren’t able to attend ICE15, there’s still a lot to be learned by exploring the wealth of resources that were created and published by those who presented. Here are 3 interactive resources I shared at #ICE15.


Digital Differentiation – General Conference Session

Explore the interactive slideshow from my general conference session. It is filled with tools and resources to help educators leverage the power of tech to differentiate instruction and it is totally powered by ThingLink_EDU.

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ThingLink Interactive Science Image Slam 

View the archived webinar to share the winning images from the Science Creative Challenges and get inspired by the amazing educators that created them. The webinar was broadcast live from ICE on February 24th.


Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink & Google Drive

During this workshop, participants worked their way through the interactive resource below to learn to get started with ThingLink and create interactive activities for students, powered by Google Drive. It was quite useful to add resources to the interactive resource as we went through each of the lessons, adding tags to provide answers to questions and more information. This session was so much fun, mostly because of the amazing educators who attended. What enthusiasm!

Explore this interactive image to find lesson plans, activities and examples.

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Get More ICE Resources

Get presenter resources and shared notes from sessions on the Presenter Resources page of the ICE Conference Website. Follow @ICE_Il and use the hashtag  #ICE15.

Checkout the ThingLink AppSmash Challenge Channel

We are pleased to share a channel of ThingLink interactive images created by members of the ThingLink EDU Community. These amazing educators have used ThingLink as their presentation tool for smashing apps. Here you will find inspiring examples of new ways to create, share and publish content by combining the functionality and best features of  great apps.  We are reinventing learning!



We hope this growing ThingLink AppSmash Channel  will inspire you to learn and challenge you to smash some apps yourself . Take the ThingLink Apps Smash Challenge. #TLAppSmash

Upcoming AppSmash Webinars

Tackk a ThingLink

Tuesday, November 18th @ 8PM EST Sign up

Smashing ThingLink & Edmodo

Wednesday, November 19th @ 8PM EST Sign up

ThingLink Interactive App Smash

Tuesday, December 9th @8PM EST Sign up

Live Event: Best Google Tips for Your Classroom

On Saturday October 25th, Simple K 12 will be hosting a free Google day of learning designed to provide educators with The Best Google Tips for Your Classroom. Educators can enjoy a series of webinars throughout the day, starting at 10 AM EDT.

I am looking forward to hosting Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs  at 1:00 PM. The session is designed to help educators learn to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum. 


Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs 

Would you like to improve your students’ writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? One way of doing so is by using digital writing and Google Docs, the documents editor available in Google Drive. Since Google Docs is collaborative and available 24/7, students using Google Docs often write more frequently and better than when given traditional paper and pencil writing tasks. Join Susan Oxnevad as she shows how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum. She will explain how to fully utilize the latest Google Docs features, such as integrated reference tools and collaborative revision tools to help you and your students embrace digital writing.

Learn more about the webinars offered throughout the day and register at Simple K 12. 

Join Our Live Event on October 28th

I am excited to have the opportunity to connect live and worldwide with talented EdTech SuperStars during the next ThingLink Interactive Image Slam. Join me and guest experts Richard Byrne and Shelly Sanchez Terrell to explore some interactive images. We will learn about the powerful ways these amazing educators use ThingLink to transform teaching and learning during this informal webinar.






About the Event

Join us live on October 28th at 8:00 PM EDT, or sign up for the archive. 

Share and Inspire Through ThingLink Interactive Image Slams

Talented members of our rapidly growing ThingLink Education Community have discovered ways to leverage the power of ThingLink for a variety of innovative uses across all content areas and grade levels. ThingLink Interactive Image Slams are informal webinars designed to provide educators with a opportunities to share creative ways to transform teaching and learning with ThingLink.


Discover the endless creative possibilities for enriching students’ enthusiasm for learning like never before through this unique webinar highlighting the work of our users. 

Grab a Chance in the Spotlight

Learn about how you can have a chance to share an inspiring image of your own. Collaborate with other participants through a back channel and sign up for a session on 9/16 or 9/18.

Learn More and Sign up

Meet Our Guest Panelists

September 16th at 8:00 PM EDT

A ThingLink PD Toolkit of Resources

This summer I spent much of my work time helping educators learn to embrace the power of ThingLink as a tool for Teaching and Learning. Along the way, I created a wealth of resources using a variety of formats to accommodate the learning needs of busy teachers. 

The resources created have been collected and curated into one interactive image. I believe they are valuable for personal learning needs, as well as for use during professional development offerings. They were created to be shared and reused.



Explore, Share and Reuse This Interactive Image

Feel free to embed this interactive image into your own digital space. You can use, remix and share the resources when working with other educators to save yourself the time and trouble of reinventing the wheel. Enjoy!

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Free Webinar: Transform Teaching & Learning with ThingLink

Are you looking for a user friendly and flexible tool to help you easily create engaging multimedia rich content to redefine teaching and learning? Are you interested in using technology to meet the personal learning needs of the students in your classroom? We invite you to attend our free webinar and explore the powerful possibilities that exist with ThingLink EDU. 

ThingLink EDU is a digital tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image or video into a multimedia rich interactive learning tool. Start with an image or start with a video. Annotate it with audio, video, images and links to any content on the Internet with the click of a button. 

Please join us for a free webinar as we explore inspiring examples and easy-to-follow instructions to help you transform teaching and redefine learning with ThingLink. 



August 18th at 4:00 PM CST





Free Online Event: Improve Writing with Google Docs

Would you like to improve your students’ writing skills and help them bridge the gap between writing in school and writing in the real world? 

One way of doing so is by using digital writing and Google Docs, the documents editor available in Google Drive. Since Google Docs is collaborative and available 24/7, students using Google Docs often write more frequently and better than when given traditional paper and pencil writing tasks. 



Join me and Simple K 12 for a online event and learn how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum. We will explore ways to fully utilize the latest Google Docs features to help you and your students embrace digital writing.

  • Learn to use built in research and reference tools available in Google Docs to redefine writing.
  • Explore ways to incorporate peer editing and collaboration into writing instruction.
  • Take a peek at the Google Classroom to learn how to manage digital writing assignments.
  • Explore the use of Google Docs Add-Ons as options for adding functionality to Google Docs.
  • Learn to help students become digitally responsible by teaching them to credit sources.


Google Tips & Tools for Teachers All Day

Good news! This webinar is one of 6 webinars offered throughout the day during Simple K-12’s free online event on August 9, 2014.

Learn more about more great webinars and register for this free online event.

Tuesday Webinar: Using Google Slides to Construct Knowledge

Would you like to design student-driven learning experiences that require students to construct knowledge as they create – an idea supported by the Common Core State Standards? 

This could be easier than you think. The Google Docs Presentation tool can be a great starting point to begin breaking the barriers of traditional tech integration and help you design student-driven learning experiences. 




Join me and Simple K12 for an in-depth look at the features available in this collaborative and user friendly tool and learn to use Google Docs in innovative ways that go well beyond the typical student presentation. Templates to get you started also will be provided.

Learn more

Explore this interactive graphic to learn more, get resources and sign up.