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1 1 Toss the lecture notes; Engage the learners Ruth D. Chang Middlesex County ETTC NJEA Convention November, 2011

2 2 Engage the learners! http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/interactives/systems.html

3 3 The website (www.thinkfinity.org) contains thousands of free lesson plans and student materials for every core subject, designed by the leading educational organizations in the United States.www.thinkfinity.org Tens of thousands of FREE educational resources Accessible from school or home! A partnership between the Verizon Foundation and the nations leading educational organizations FREE professional development What is Verizon Thinkfinity?

4 4 Verizon Thinkfinity is affiliated with these organizations: ISTE 100 Alliance Partnership for 21 st Century Skills State Educational Technology Directors Association National Education Association Council of Chief State School Officers

5 5 Thinkfinity Content Partners

6 6

7 7 O http://www.econedlink.org/ http://www.econedlink.org/ O Free Educational Resources º Standards-based lesson plans º Student & Teacher Materials –Online –Interactive –Offline (printable) º Partner-reviewed Web links O Free Literacy Resources º For literacy instructors º For literacy program staff º For community members º For adults and early childhood learners

8 8 O http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/ pdfs/birdpop_actsheet.pdf http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/ pdfs/birdpop_actsheet.pdf O Free Educational Resources º Standards-based lesson plans º Student & Teacher Materials –Online –Interactive –Offline (printable) º Partner-reviewed Web links O Free Literacy Resources º For literacy instructors º For literacy program staff º For community members º For adults and early childhood learners

9 9 O Free Educational Resources º Standards-based lesson plans º Student & Teacher Materials –Online –Interactive –Offline (printable) º Partner-reviewed Web links O Free Literacy Resources º For literacy instructors º For literacy program staff º For community members º For adults and early childhood learners

10 10 Worksheets Interactives E-Sheets Podcasts Printable Maps Primary Source Documents Rubrics Web sites Virtual Museums Graphic Organizers Photographs Video Clips Online Manipulatives Quizzes Audio Clips Games

11 11 Is this a fun way to learn? How did you become aware of energy issues? Blah, blah, blah, fossil fuels, blah, blah, blah, oil reserves ….. Zzzzz…?!?!?! Huh?

12 12 Ruth D Chang Certified Thinkfinity Trainer Differentiated Learning with Thinkfinity Interactives

13 13 For which grade levels? Learning Objects: Interactives http://thinkfinity.org/games-and-tools

14 14 For which grade levels? Learning Objects: Interactives http://thinkfinity.org/games-and-tools

15 15 Where to Save Ones Favorite Resources

16 16 Understanding preventive physical and mental health measures, including proper diet, nutrition, exercise, risk avoidance and stress reduction Engage the learners! http://sciencenetlinks.com/esheets/antibiotic-attack/

17 17 http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/venn-diagram-circles-30006.html Explore Favorite Interactives

18 18 http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/postcard/ Explore Favorite Interactives

19 19 How to Share

20 20 Why join the community? Personal Learning Network Access in school Education based

21 21 Adding a favorite Add Notes Add Tags

22 22 Then save!

23 23 Et voilà!

24 24 Where to find it

25 25 But I use Facebook and twitter –Thinkfinity is available in school

26 26

27 27 Thank you for your time! Any questions? Suggestions for Thinkfinity? http://www.techtrain.org/think Karen Warner (732-613-6607) kwarner@ebnet.org or your local ETTC.


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