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Louise Jones

Director of Education Community & Partnerships, ThingLink.
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ThingLink launches a MEC course on creating visual learning materials for blended learning

Posted by Louise Jones on Jun 2, 2020 1:07:15 AM

To help educators overcome some of the practical challenges related to blended learning environments, ThingLink launches a new course in the Microsoft Education Centre called "Creating Visual Learning Materials". 

In this beginner-level introductory course aimed at teachers and education professionals, educators will learn how they can create visual learning materials to engage their students and publish to school communities to keep connected.

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Topics: How To, education, edtech, online learning, remote learning, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, creativity, teaching, training

ThingLink News: ThingLink and ConsultATSA Announce Partnership

Posted by Louise Jones on May 26, 2020 10:07:54 AM

ThingLink and ConsultATSA announce Strategic Partnership

ThingLink has partnered with ConsultATSA expanding ThingLink’s reach to organizations across the Pacific. Through this partnership ThingLink will draw on the expertise of ConsultATSA to bind together visual learning experiences with leading edge digital transformation solutions.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, immersive learning, eLearning, partners

ThingLink Education Spotlight: Choice Boards Help Students and Parents Organize Home Learning

Posted by Louise Jones on May 12, 2020 4:48:32 PM

We recently wrote about project ideas for developing students' creativity and digital storytelling skills at home and also ways that ThingLink is supporting flipped learning from across the globe. Our education community continues to impress us with new concepts and iterate on the examples. From the US to Scotland educators are sharing new home learning designs or 'choice boards' with differentiated activities and a less threatening approach for learners and their parents and carers. 

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Topics: How To, education, Spotlight, edtech, online learning, remote learning, creativity, teaching

Keele University uses ThingLink to ensure new students can still visit, tour and explore the campus

Posted by Louise Jones on May 1, 2020 10:16:52 AM

New ThingLink Spotlights!

We recently shared with you a blog post detailing ways colleges and universities are creating virtual tours and field trips overcoming current challenges. We wished to dive into this topic a little further and share with you some of our recent favourites and show how you can begin to recreate these yourself (and be a little bit playful with our format!) In this ThingLink Spotlight hear directly from Luke Hobson and how he creatively tackled some of the challenges all education establishments are finding at the moment.

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Topics: How To, education, 360photos, virtual tour, Spotlight, edtech, Map, online learning, remote learning

Vermont Art Online, bringing culture in the face of COVID19

Posted by Louise Jones on Apr 9, 2020 1:42:33 PM

Curators at Middlebury College Museum of Art in Vermont, Sarah Laursen and Sarah Briggs, developed Vermont Art Online in direct response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Vermont Art Online is a resource for teachers and families that offers virtual 3D tours of now-closed museums and galleries throughout the state of Vermont.

"At a time when billions of people around the world are separated from one another, museums can bring us together.” - Ernesto Ottone, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Culture

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

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

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 News: ThingLink and Tablet Academy Announce Partnership

Posted by Louise Jones on Feb 10, 2020 6:39:26 AM

ThingLink and Tablet Academy announce Professional Development Partnership

ThingLink and Tablet Academy are delighted to announce their partnership which will be officially launched at the forthcoming Tablet Academy's Transform, Innovate and Inspire Convention on the 5th March at RAF Cosford, Telford, UK. 

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, partners

ThingLink Spotlight: ClassVR and ThingLink Case Study: A Historic Virtual School Tour

Posted by Louise Jones on Feb 5, 2020 8:06:47 AM

Stewart’s Melville College is part of ESMS, a unique family of Independent Schools in Edinburgh, Scotland and has been providing education to boys for over 150 years. Stewart's Melville College has a large school community stemming back many generations. Head of eLearning, Mr Luxford-Moore and the pupils wanted to be able to develop the ways they connect with the ESMS families, enabling all to experience the school whether they are young, old, near or far away, or physically unable to tour the school.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, VR, partners

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