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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 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

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

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

Mixed reality authoring tool ThingLink and affordable VR lessons platform ClassVR announce a partnership

Posted by ThingLink Team on Dec 3, 2019 11:58:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE 

Two award winning European education and media technology companies, ThingLink and ClassVR announce a strategic partnership to support VR creation in classrooms. Both companies already work with thousands of schools and share several customers and resellers alike. A new integration makes it possible for educators to curate and share their own ThingLink experiences directly onto the ClassVR headsets.

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Topics: VR, education, virtual tour, immersive learning, 21st century learning, edtech, corporate learning, eLearning, New Feature, partners

ThingLink licenses for eLearning and education are now globally available via Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers (CSP)

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Dec 2, 2019 6:44:15 PM

ThingLink eLearning and education licenses have this week become available via Azure Marketplace, Azure Portal, and AppSource. This means Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers can now sell ThingLink to their customers and create bundled solutions.  ThingLink will provide Microsoft resellers and their customers support with training so that partners in the CSP program are equipped to handle ThingLink related requests from customers.

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Topics: virtual reality, education, corporate learning, eLearning, Government, partners, TVET

ThingLink Spotlight: An Interactive Touchscreen Timeline at the Anglo-American School Engages Students and Parents

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Nov 15, 2019 6:53:10 PM

This example shows how interactive infographics on large touch screens can be used to create engaging exhibitions in a physical space.

The Anglo-American School of Moscow (AASM) is an independent, international school catering for students between the ages of 4 and 18, chartered by the American, British and Canadian embassies. As their communication and development department started preparing for the school’s 70 year anniversary,   graphic designer and public relations coordinator Anastasia Osminina started looking for interactive touch screen solutions for their exhibition.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, education, Touchscreen, Timeline, school, exhibition

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