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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The ThingLink Interactive Image Contest


Here is a great opportunity for teachers and students to have fun and try something new.





Enter the ThingLink Interactive Image Contest

The ThingLink Interactive Image Contest invites students to connect audio, video, images, and text in one cohesive presentation.  Students will dig deeper into content through research to present knowledge and ideas as they learn, practice and demonstrate digital literacy skills in image creation, selection, content curation, creativity, tagging and sharing.

About the Contest

Submit your best images to the ThingLink Contest by May 1, 2013 to win an iPad Mini and a Rosen Database subscription for a year. Learn more and enter at ThingLinkContest.com


10 Reasons to Enter

Neil Vineberg, CMO of ThingLink, has a very good reason for encouraging folks to try the tool:
"I have always felt that ThingLink will make for a smarter Internet and smarter kids. We require you to discover and then create. Those activities make people smarter and thoughtful. They are growth actions that help us evolve thinking and points of view. Hopefully character and responsibility."

ThingLink can also help teachers and students
  • Define an image through multimedia
  • Explore flexible learning paths
  • Build digital literacy skills
  • Engage in research
  • Create something original
  • Try something new
  • Support the CCSS
  • Engage  in deep learning
  • Have fun!

Get Started

The best advice I can suggest to get started is to create something totally within your realm of expertise  This will allow you to experience how easy it is to create something useful with the tool. The best example of this was submitted by a webinar participant. I can't find the original, so I created something similar.


How to Make Sun Tea





Once you see how easy it is to use the tool you can get as complex as you wish to design amazing and powerful learning experiences.


Today's Example


We got quite a bit of snow in Chicago over the past 24 hours. This interactive graphic is an example of engaging students in Common Core driven learning experiences that are relevant.



A Wealth of Resources

If you haven't visited the ThingLink Toolkit I created, you might be please to find a wealth of resources and project samples for using ThingLink for teaching and learning. There are several activities that weave the Common Core into the learning opportunities and the ideas are designed to get you thinking and exploring.

Visit the ThingLink Toolkit



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1 comment:

Jenna Holtz said...

Hi Susan!

I have only been recently introduced to ThingLink through school, but as I learn more about and after reading this post, I am intrigued with the different ways you can use this when designing new curriculum. As a corporate trainer, my learners are mostly adults, but something like this might make a fun interactive resource to supplement the required webinar trainings. Thank you so much for sharing!

- Jenna Holtz

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