My Interactive PD Calendar - Created with ThingLink

I've been engaging in some constructive play and exploring the use of the new custom icons and slides available at ThingLink EDU. 

My first slideshow is an interactive Professional Development Calendar. I believe the calendar will be able to grow with me throughout the year and I think it will be a lot of fun to use.

Thoughts Worth Sharing from Edutopia

Here is a very nice poster from Edutopia to enjoy!

Create Images with Buncee

I love to create with images and multimedia so today I am excited to discover Bunce. Here is the official description of Buncee.

"Buncee gives teachers and students a whole new way of creating interactive lessons, project, and presentations, by incorporating digital media in a fun and easy way." 

2 Ways to Track Santa in 2013

This year Google has brought us a multimedia rich Santa Tracker which will use street-view technology to help us follow Santa's big journey on Tuesday evening. 

Now there is an alternative to tracking Santa through the NORAD cameras. Which will you chose?

Elf Yourself this Season

If you want a few genuine laughs this season, why not take a few minutes to put those camera photos to use and Elf Yourself? Choose your music and create an elf dance with the ones you love. 

You can use your your laptop to easily share a link to your video for free, or create an elf dance right on your mobile device and purchase the inexpensive video clip to download and share on the spot.

Class Badges to Promote Digital Literacy

Badge - I Teach Above the Line
Class Badges is a free online tool designed to help teachers use digital badges as rewards for accomplishing learning goals. The badges can be a useful tool for teachers to keep track of individual student accomplishments as they help learners focus on making progress.

I really like Class Badges because the badges serve as a useful reminder for teachers to work with students on an individual level to set goals and assess progress. If used appropriately, they can improve students' self-esteem as they work towards attainable goals. I believe this tool that can help teachers get a little closer to a 1-1  learning environment.

73+ Ways to Use ThingLink by Donna Baumbach

Are you looking for ways to use ThingLink? Are you wondering if you should sign up for the Free Educator Premium Upgrade before December 31st?

Please view this extraordinary collaborative slideshow created by my talented friend, Donna Baumbach and follow her on Twitter @AuntyTech

Grab Your Free ThingLink EDU Upgrade

It's no secret that ThingLink EDU is one of my favorite and most frequently used tools. I love ThingLink because it provides users with the ability to turn any image into a multimedia rich interactive graphic. Add video, images, audio, and links to any content on the web with the click of a button. Pack a lot of content into a small space and embed it into a variety of online learning platforms for easy access, 24/7. ThingLink is a user friendly and flexible tool that's just gotten better for educators!

The Hour of Code - Join the Movement

We live in a computer powered world. Coding is the language our computers speak. 

Computer science is a top-paying college degree. Jobs in this market are growing at 2 x's the national average, yet the number of students pursuing computer science degrees has dropped in the last decade. In fact, it is estimated that by 2020 there will be 400,000 computer science students in the United States and 1.4 million computer science jobs. Women and minorities are extremely underrepresented in this group. Why such an enormous gap?

Webinar Resources: SAMR Through the Lens of the Common Core

I had a lot of fun presenting a webinar today for Infinitec. Here is a link to the slideshow for review!

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4 Tools to Connect Students to Real World Math

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