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Organize, Share, and Collaborate in one of the Best Educational Learning Communities!


www.thinkfinity.org

Outcomes:
  • Browse, bookmark, and share your favorite resources – all aligned to national standards
  • Develop a plan for integrating Thinkfinity resources into your lessons.
  • Exchange ideas about education and technology
  • Network with colleagues and students

Introductions:

Let's find a focus
  • What content area do you want to work with today?
  • What content standards will you be working with?
  • What technology standards are important to the learning?


Thinkfinity Resources to enhance or support the learning:
What are Thinkfinity Resources:



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  • Search by keyword, by specific grade, and by content
  • Search by standard and common core standard
  • Learn about the Content Partners - EdSitement, ReadWriteThink, Illuminations, National Geographic Education, ArtsEdge, EconEdLink, Wonderopolis, Smithsonian's History Explorer, and ScienceNetLinks.
  • You can't save anything you find in your favorites until you join Thinkfinity.
  • You don't have to join - you still can find the great award winning resources as always - but to bookmark your resources, you need to join
    • JOIN - its FREE and Easy!
    • the JoinUsToday.jpg link on the banner of the home page
    • or click on register.jpgat the top right of the page
  • Community Registration:

  • How to bookmark your resources:
    • Install the Thinkfinity Bookmarklet in your Bookmarks bar -
      • From the top menu, click Browse
      • Click bookmarks
      • Find this image on the left panel installbookmarklet.jpg
      • Follow the instructions based on the browser you are using. The correct instructions appear depending on your browser.
    • Find a great resource
    • Click addsitetothinkfinity.jpg which now appears in your bookmarks bar
    • Tag and give notes on your site
    • Click save

Using an Integration Plan:


  • As you continue your search for resources to enhance the learning, you will use this tool as your planning guide
  • You will complete the first page today and the second page for your class
  • Look for learning objects for your lesson:
    • Videos, interactives, online student guides, images, primary source documents, audio
  • Part 1 – List the appropriate standards (State or National Standards for Content, Technology or 21st Century Skills) and one or more related Verizon Thinkfinity learning object(s) aligned to the standards.
  • Part 2 – Determine instructional elements - Integration
  • Part 3 – Plan for student success - Implementation

More About the Thinkfinity Community to help you as an Educator

Personalizing your site:
  • Signin at the top right of the page
  • Click on your name - yourname.jpg
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How do I change my personal settings?
  • While still in your User Profile from click on your name
  • Look on the right side to find a panel of editing features

How do I find friends, content, groups, and good bookmarks?
  • Return to the top main bar and select Places
  • Here is your location to find people, content, groups, and bookmarks
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How do I create a group or any type of content?

Help Center for you needs and questions:
http://www.thinkfinity.org/community/getting-started