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Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink. This is a guest post from Shawn McCusker of, an advertiser on this site.

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

While there are some very creative web tools out there, ThingLink is one of my favorites. It has earned this status by passing several of my key benchmark-tests for the classroom: It is dependable and accessible.Students need not fear that their work will be lost as it automatically saves.It is relatively easy to learn and use.Rarely does a lesson become more about “ThingLink” than the topic about which students are trying to express their knowledge. For new users, ThingLink allows you to upload a picture and active links to a variety of media, essentially making an image touchable as illustrated below. Thinglink is a powerful tool, and some new uses are making it even more compelling. Use ThingLink to organize class projects with multiple online components. Image Credit: Shawn McCusker Thinglink can make sharing a class’ work with the rest of the school and community easier. 50 Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners.

50 Animation Tools & Resources For Digital Learners by Lisa Chesser, A purple monster with wild curls spiraling out of control explains the economics of oil production in the Sudan to students in Los Angeles, Sydney, Berlin, Jerusalem, and Riyadh.

50 Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

That is education and animation working together to teach students everywhere, everything they ever wanted to know. Educators need only utilize the tools available, most of them for free. Some of the animation links catalogued here will give educators very basic tools and histories of animation while others have the animation already created and set in motion, it’s just a matter of sharing it with students. Educators need to decide which tool is best for them. One of the easiest ways to animate, however, isn’t with your own camera and modeling clay, it’s with your links to sites that hand you everything within their own forums. 1. 2.

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology. Web 2.0 in School Libraries. Resources for School Librarians - Index Menu: Uses of Social Media in School Libraries | Learning About Social Media | Blogging | Social Bookmarking | Wikis | Social Networking | Twitter | Web Safety and Privacy | Other Technologies Real Life Uses of Social Media by School Librarians Learning About Social Media Social Media for Beginners - From the Queens Library.

Web 2.0 in School Libraries

This is a good starting place if you are really new. Up to Top Social Media Technologies Blogging Picking The Best Platform For Your Classroom Blog - A description of the various blogging sites. Elementary School Libraries and Technology - Life in the Library. School Library System / Technology Tools. My Teacher Librarian Gave to Me... 15 Days of Awesome Library and Technology Tools Why Use Kahoot?

My Teacher Librarian Gave to Me...

Kahoot is a new way for teachers or students to deliver online quizzes and surveys in class to complete a formative assessment on their knowledge on a certain topic. Kahoot is similar to Socrative and Infuse Learning if you would like to check out those options too. On Kahoot teachers or students can create a quiz or survey that others respond to through any device that has a web browser, like our iPads. Your Kahoot questions can include pictures and videos. Teachers can control the pace of the questions and decide if points will be awarded or not. Students can also sign-up to create quizzes for their peers to take! Need help getting started?

Watch the video below to see how you can set up your own Kahoot! Why might be worth a look? I know many of you use Quizlet already in your classroom, but sometimes we need to try something new to engage students once again with the vocabulary from our content area. Plant Cell. Library Media Center - Role of Teacher-Librarians. The Role of Teacher-Librarians By Allie Gillen What’s In a Name?

Library Media Center - Role of Teacher-Librarians

School librarian, library media specialist, teacher-librarian. These are common titles assigned to the person charged with both instructing students and managing an effective and accessible library within a school. The American Association of School Libraries (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), officially uses the title “school librarian”. The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age – Digital Promise. | by Digital Promise Part of a series of case studies produced by Digital Promise examining the work of members in our League of Innovative Schools.

The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age – Digital Promise

Click here for more info on the League. To stay up to date on future case studies, sign up for our email newsletter. Location: Vancouver, WA Enrollment: 22,192 students Superintendent: Steven Webb Per-pupil funding: $7,447 Low Income: 53% As school districts confront budget constraints and cuts, one of the first places administrators often look for savings is the school library.

These cuts can impact both students and teachers. For these reasons, Vancouver Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington, is investing in its librarians while others are cutting back. A cohort of 33 teacher-librarians is viewed as indispensable to the district’s vision of a technology-infused path to improved outcomes for students.

Teacher-librarians at VPS play a crucial role in this digital transformation and other strategic initiatives. Reasserting Relevance. Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.