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1 MarcoPolo/Thinkfinity Tim Vent – Dionne Britton –

2 Thinkfinity.org MarcoPolo is now Thinkfinity.org MarcoPolo is now Thinkfinity.org

3 What is it? One-Stop Shop on the Internet One-Stop Shop on the Internet High-Quality classroom-ready resources High-Quality classroom-ready resources

4 What is it? Powerful resources right at your fingertips Powerful resources right at your fingertips 55,000 classroom-ready resources 55,000 classroom-ready resources Resources are ready for integration into everyday instruction Resources are ready for integration into everyday instruction

5 What is it? Resources that have been born out of Literacy, Education, and Technology Initiatives Resources that have been born out of Literacy, Education, and Technology Initiatives

6 What is it? Thinkfinity draws upon the strengths of national education organizations - who have rallied together as partners. Thinkfinity draws upon the strengths of national education organizations - who have rallied together as partners. These partners have produced SUBJECT-SPECIFIC educational resources. These partners have produced SUBJECT-SPECIFIC educational resources.

7 Who is it for? Teachers Teachers Parents Parents Students Students

8 How much is it? FREE!

9 How good is it? All resources have been reviewed for All resources have been reviewed for accuracy, accuracy, content, and content, and appropriateness by scholars and expert teachers. appropriateness by scholars and expert teachers.

10 How good is it? Resources also tie to State Frameworks Resources also tie to State Frameworks Comprehensive, Standards-based lesson plans for every grade level and core subject area. Comprehensive, Standards-based lesson plans for every grade level and core subject area.

11 How Good is it? Printable Maps Printable Maps Student worksheets Student worksheets Online Interactive Modules Online Interactive Modules

12 How good is it? Helps to facilitate different learning styles Helps to facilitate different learning styles Provides support to maximize every student's learning potential. Provides support to maximize every student's learning potential.

13 Examples? Interactive modules, Interactive modules, Video clips, Video clips, Audio clips, and Audio clips, and Podcasts Podcasts All help facilitate active participation and engagement All help facilitate active participation and engagement

14 Examples? Tactile Learners will benefit from Interactive Modules Tactile Learners will benefit from Interactive Modules

15 Examples Visual learners will benefit from videos Visual learners will benefit from videos

16 Examples? Auditory learners will benefit from podcasts Auditory learners will benefit from podcasts

17 Examples? There are also printable materials that can be used off-line. There are also printable materials that can be used off-line.

18 Technology Skills? Entire section devoted to 21st Century learning and skills. Entire section devoted to 21st Century learning and skills. Member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills Member of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills Member of I.S.T.E. 100 (International Society for Technology in Education) Member of I.S.T.E. 100 (International Society for Technology in Education)

19 Technology Skills 21 st Centrury Skills section shows how the resources can be used to engage students with modern skill sets. 21 st Centrury Skills section shows how the resources can be used to engage students with modern skill sets. Prepares today's students for tomorrow's world. Prepares today's students for tomorrow's world.

20 Where? No account needed No account needed Available anytime/anywhere you have an Internet connection Available anytime/anywhere you have an Internet connection

21 Resources by Theme

22 Resources by Subject

23 Highlighted Resources

24 Searchable Resources

25 Dont forget the Calendar Search for calendar and find a monthly calendar published by EdSITEment. Search for calendar and find a monthly calendar published by EdSITEment. Has lesson links for each day of the month Has lesson links for each day of the month

26 Partners


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