Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thinglink Teacher Challenge Week #3

This week's Thinglink Teacher Challenge included:

"Week 3:  Dig Deep Into Vocabulary


In this activity you will
  1. Create an original digital image.
  2. Upload your image to ThingLink.
  3. Add Rich Media Tags to define vocabulary through multimedia
  4. Share and submit interactive to the ThingLink Challenge.


In this activity you will create an interactive image to to help students develop build vocabulary. Think about your image as a digital poster. You can weave together digital tools to create an activity that can be used  to introduce students to vocabulary prior to a lesson, or your interactive image could be used to help students develop meaning through research."
After much thought I decided to design one on our Google Drive accounts. I hope to use this with both our faculty and students.  

Oxnevad, Susan. "ThingLink Blog." ThingLink Teacher Challenge. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 June 2014.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

ThingLink Teacher Challenge Week 2

With this challenge I have come up with an awesome "Meet the Librarian" presentation.  I'm always trying to "jazz up" what many classify the library orientation routine.  I plan on using ideas from this project to introduce myself to the new incoming students and highlight some of our programming.  I can use the same picture but tweak the links to better represent our library program rather than my social media accounts.   With the popularity of anchor charts, I will post basic information rather than include it in the presentation.  Here's to my ThingLink Week 2 Challenge project.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Taking the ThingLink Teacher Challenge - it's FREE!

My summer vacation has officially begun and as I gather my summer reading, look through professional development opportunities, organize my thoughts in designing presentations, I have eagerly signed up to participate in the ThingLink Teacher Challenge. It began on June 9th with weekly challenges to produce and share some awesome ThingLink projects. It was very easy to sign up and I received an invitation to join this challenge.  My main objective was to design some great projects that could be used in helping facilitate our library program.  The amazing Susan Oxnevard leads the challenge.

Our first challenge per the Thinglink blog includes:

The first ThingLink Teacher Challenge will be to create a simple interactive image that explains “How To…” and taps into your own expertise. Remember, new users should keep it simple and choose a topic you are very familiar with. Here are some simple summer ideas for your first image.
  • How to Make Ice Tea
  • How to Get Fit for Summer
  • How to Grow Tomatoes
  • Anything goes, keep it simple
So this is my first ThingLink Teacher Challenge project.

This is an awesome visual that I plan on embedding on our library website, posting on our school's Facebook and Twitter accounts, and including on our Summer Reading Challenge information. I can't wait for week #2. Take the #TLChallenge this summer!
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