Thinkfinity
Thinkfinity

Thinkfinity for 21st Century Learning


Today’s world is different from the one in which we lived just ten years ago. To be truly prepared for the 21st century, our students need schools that reflect those differences. Today’s students are digital and visual learners who thrive on collaboration. Thinkfinity’s Free Internet resources provides a wide array of online tools, lessons, and materials to engage students in all curricular areas. This session will provide links to some of the most powerful online tools to support classroom learning in the Digital Age.

What is Thinkfinity and what can it do for education?


Thinkfinity.org is the cornerstone of Verizon Foundation's literacy, education and technology initiatives. Our goal is to improve student achievement in classroom settings and beyond by providing high-quality content and extensive professional development training. This free, comprehensive digital learning platform is built upon the merger of two acclaimed programs Verizon MarcoPolo and the Thinkfinity Literacy Network.

What does 21st Century Learning look like through Thinkfinity resources?


Concerned about preparing today's children for tomorrow's world, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and International Society for Technology in Education have drafted frameworks and guidelines that outline what our students need to know to meet the challenges of the modern age. Mastery of core content areas, such as English (reading or language arts), mathematic, science and history, remains the centerpiece. But these two organizations emphasize the importance of cultivating interdisciplinary themes, such as global awareness and financial, civic and health literacies, and weaving key skill areas (creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, research and information fluency, and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making) into core subject matter.


Thinkfinity in Language Arts and Social Studies

Thinkfinity in Math, Science, FACS, and PE

Plugins that provide 100% Interactivity in your classroom:
http://thinkfinity.org/plug_in.aspx