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Featured ThingLink educator: L. Michelle Salvant helps young people visualize their interests and skills

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Jul 28, 2020 9:08:13 AM
One of the main topics we will be talking about this semester is helping young people visualize their interests and skills using a combination of different media. An interactive resume including text, images, videos, and student's voice can complement a traditional text-based CV and give young people new means to express themselves in a creative way.  
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Topics: 21st century learning, featured users, student-centered learning, teaching, future skills

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

ThingLink and University of Helsinki Announce Multi-Year Agreement

Posted by ThingLink Team on Apr 27, 2020 6:25:20 PM

ThingLink and the University of Helsinki have agreed on a partnership that brings rich media images, interactive video lessons and virtual tours to the largest university in Finland.

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Topics: virtual reality, 360photos, virtual tour, 21st century learning, edtech, partners, distance learning, remote learning, video lessons, digital storytelling, digital skills, teaching

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

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