News from ISTE: ThingLink gives educators free early access to its new video editor

This post was written by Ulla Engestrom and originally published on the ThingLink Blog.

Exciting news: in the past months we have been hard at work building a new editor for annotating video content with rich media. The new editor allows users to add notes and links to existing video content, and this way turn video into a digital discovery platform.

An early access to ThingLink for Video is announced at ISTE, one of the largest international conferences for educational technology. We at ThingLink believe that interactive images and video will become the 21st century textbook, and teachers are driving this change by being fast adopters of, not only new technology, but also a new way of thinking. As the use of video in education grows, ThingLink is empowering teachers and students to easily create interactive video content and facilitate in-video conversations.

The Ultimate Word Wall with ThingLink & Padlet

I am fortunate to be working with an amazing group of educators this summer for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge. This week's challenge to design an activity to  help students Dig Deeper Into Vocabulary, a topic I am very passionate about.

I also love Word Walls and have been using them for as long as I can remember. While I was once frustrated by trying to keep taped images up on a physical wall, I now find the process to be streamlined and slick with the help of one of my favorite tools, Padlet

Improve Digital Writing Skills 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? 

Join me and Simple K-12 for a free webinar on June 24th at 3:00 PM EDT to learn how to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum. 

Sign up for this free webinar at Simple K-12. Be sure to check out additional webinars offered during this free online event to help you  "Become a Google Tools Expert". 

Educators Design Your Digital Self

Join Us for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge
I have been having a lot of fun connecting with educators and expanding my PLN this summer as I facilitate the ThingLink Teacher Challenge

This challenge is a free, self-paced, online summer professional development opportunity designed to help teachers transform classroom teaching and e-learning with ThingLink, an easy-to-use interactive image and video platform. Teachers complete one activity each week and explore ways to use the tool in the classroom.

Free Google Docs Writing Workshop Webinar

How would you like you like to improve your students' writing skills along with their technology skills? 

Join me and Simple K-12  for "Facilitate a Writing Workshop Using Google Docs", a free webinar on on Wednesday, June 18th at 1:00 PM EDT. Learn how to utilize the many features available in Google Docs to maximize digital writing instruction in the 24/7 classroom.

Did you miss this webinar? Check out Upcoming Webinars in the sidebar of this blog to find the next Google Docs writing webinar.

Design Your Digital Self

I am very excited to launch the Thinglink Teacher Challenge activity for week 2, Design Your Digital Self. I think you will enjoy this challenge and find it to be a great kick-off activity for use with students in the fall.

        • View the challenge 
      • Explore the interactive channel of resources to guide your learning
      • Sign up for the ThingLink Teacher Challenge 
      • Watch our showcases grow.
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Educators Explain with ThingLink

Teachers have been busy creating interactive images for Week 1 of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge. The first challenge was designed for teachers to create an image about something within their realm of expertise to explore the tool without trying to create a complex lesson. The task was to create a "How To" image.

ThingLink Education Features Reviewed

ThingLink Education has been working hard this year to support teachers by providing the community with a safe and efficient online classroom environment. ThingLink Teacher Accounts are packed full of powerful features to help teachers transform learning and help students develop 21st century skills. 

Learn more on the ThingLink Blog

3 Reasons to Take the ThingLink Teacher Challenge This Summer

The ThingLink Teacher Challenge is a free, self-paced, online summer professional development opportunity designed to help teachers transform classroom teaching and e-learning with ThingLink, an easy-to-use interactive image and video platform.
This challenge invites teachers to learn to use interactive images to redefine learning in the classroom. Learn how to connect audio, video, images, and text in one cohesive presentation during this self-paced professional development. 
Learn more on the ThingLink Blog