Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SNOW DAY! and "Terrific Tech Tuesday Linky Party!" [Tues., Feb. 17, 2015]

As I mentioned in my previous post, today is a SNOW DAY for all teachers and students living in the central VA region of the USA. We got a whole lot of snow, not characteristic of this area. So much so that the governor has declared a state of emergency asking all motorists to stay off the roads. Temperatures are hovering below freezing, so the snow is not melting, making for treacherous travel conditions. I'm so happy to be home!

Today is also Terrific Tech Tuesday!, the day that we get to share some of our favorite classroom technology!

One that I'd like to share with you is called Thinglink. I used it last year when I was introducing the scientist Dr. George Washington Carver to my students in Science class last February during African American History Month.
I used this tool because is a very interactive and engaging tool that met diverse the needs of many of my students. It allows you to make your images interactive, bringing them to life with links, images, music and the like.

Since February focuses on famous African Americans, I made a Thinglink on the scientist George Washington Carver to share with my students. Using an image of Dr. Carver that I lifted from Google, the tool allowed me to simply hover over the picture and then click on all of the icons to see and hear many interesting facts and images on Dr. Carver. The

You will definitely want to add this site to your repertoire of cool ed tech tools. You can also collaborate with other educators on Thinglink to share your images and ideas.

Take a look at my cool Thinglink on Dr. George Washington Carver here. Then get busy creating your own Thinglink project!


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