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ThingLink Joins Google for Education Integrated Solutions Initiative

Posted by Louise Jones on Apr 6, 2020 1:23:32 AM

ThingLink, an award-winning Finnish education technology company, announced today that they have joined the Google for Education Integrated Solutions Initiative. For ThingLink, this is a major new partnership to support education and enterprise organisations globally in their increasing use of technology for learning using multiple platforms and devices. 

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Topics: education, edtech, partners, school, online learning, remote learning, Google for Education

From Italy: 10 creative ideas for teaching remotely

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 30, 2020 4:28:46 AM

In most countries educators have been asked to transition their classroom to the cloud, overnight. Most teachers, many now staying at home with their own children, have limited time, skills, and experience using digital tools and collaboration platforms for remote learning. 

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Topics: education, school, online learning, distance learning, remote learning, home, Italy, teaching

10 project ideas for developing students' creativity and digital storytelling skills at home

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 21, 2020 10:50:56 PM

When schools are closed, students spend lots of time on their laptops and mobile devices. How can you put those devices to use in a way that develops their creativity? Schools, districts and cities: Contact us at education@thinglink.com to activate your ThingLink account today.

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Topics: student-centered learning, distance learning, remote learning, creativity, digital storytelling, home, digital skills

ThingLink and AR Studio announce partnership

Posted by ThingLink Team on Mar 18, 2020 5:50:11 PM

ThingLink and AR Studio announce a partnership to help teachers in Romania create curriculum-aligned resources for online learning.  AR Studio, an educational technology hub based in Bucharest with studios across Romania, creates and delivers high quality content for the new educational segments: STEAM, STEM and MakeHub. Through this partnership AR studio will start representing and reselling ThingLink in Romania. This includes training educators to create virtual lessons, interactive videos, and other resources that capture teacher’s instructions to students using text, voice, or video notes. 

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Topics: education, Video, school, online learning, video lessons

ThingLink editor is now available in Spanish, French, Arabic, and Russian

Posted by ThingLink Team on Mar 17, 2020 8:02:58 PM

We are happy to share that ThingLink editor is now available in Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian. This update will make ThingLink more accessible to millions of more educators and learners around the world, who can now easily create interactive visuals and document daily projects using ThingLink in their native language.

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Ideas & resources for remote working and learning from ThingLink

Posted by ThingLink Team on Mar 17, 2020 6:18:14 PM

Schools and workplaces in several countries are facing a new situation as organizations take preventive measures amid the growing number of coronavirus cases around the world. Visual learning materials; infographics, posters, screenshots, video lessons and virtual tours with recorded audio notes and instructions can support daily communication between teachers and students. Below are some examples from our community as well as collections of other great resources and solutions for remote learning.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, remote learning, Microsoft Teams, Google for Education

Best practices: How to create an engaging video lesson for remote learning?

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 11, 2020 8:28:12 PM

Video lessons for online learning are in high demand. This post explains how you can make them most engaging and impactful by including a layer of additional resources in the form of interactive hotspots.

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Topics: Interactive video, Video, distance learning, remote learning, video lessons, video training

ThingLink Spotlight: Interactive Map using Tour Creator from Fashion United

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Mar 11, 2020 3:57:13 PM

ThingLink user:  Fashion United (click to explore live page) - Virtual tours are most commonly associated with 360/VR images, videos or still images of a physical space.   Fashion United shows how ThingLink's tour creator layout expands this notion by combining any image into one unified experience.  Their editorial team published an interactive map featuring highlights from the biggest European fashion trade shows in 2020.  Clicking on the various icons will give viewers a deeper dive into each specific region. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, Media, Map, Tour Creator

ThingLink featured on Google for Education's Chromebook App Hub

Posted by Louise Jones on Mar 11, 2020 9:58:52 AM

We at ThingLink pride ourselves on working with several major education technology providers, and through our partnerships we aim to make ThingLink a valuable learning tool across platforms and devices. 

Today we are delighted to announce that ThingLink will feature in Google for Education's Chromebook App Hub. This emphasizes our credentials in being a valuable platform for digital learning and teaching globally. 

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Topics: distance learning, remote learning, Google for Education, Chromebooks, G Suite for Education

ThingLink's remote learning tips and Q&A for Microsoft Office users

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 10, 2020 6:48:08 PM

Interactive videos, posters and virtual tours can be powerful instructional tools that help teachers and students work together remotely using not only text-based communication, but also voice, video, and images. 

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Topics: distance learning, remote learning, Office 365, Microsoft Teams

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