Engaging Science Resource with Thinkfinity


Presenter(s): Anne Mosakowski, DCIU Technology Integration Mentor
Xaras Collins-Brown, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Coach. Wallingford-Swarthmore School District


Description:
Participants will learn how to navigate Verizon's Thinkfinity portal and it's content partners websites to locate interactive resources and lesson plans.
Participants will conduct searchs to compile a list of links to online activities.

www.thinkfinity.org

Next Steps Reflection Form



Roster of Attendance - Follow the directions below to register for the Thinkfinity Training Session

1. Go to www.thinkfinity.org

2. Click on "My Thinkfinity".

3. Click on "Login Now". You will need to create an account.

4. On left sidebar under attendee, click "Sign-in on Roster".

5. Click the hyperlinked location (Morton, PA) by my name (Xaras Collins-Brown)

6. Click "Register".

Survey and Certificate of Participation - Follow the directions below to complete the survey and print your certificate of participation.

1. Login to My Thinkfinity.
2. On the left side bar under attendee, click on "Survey".
3. Complete pending survey.
4. Click on "Home" on sidebar.
5. Click on "Click Here".
6. Click on your session.
7. Click on "Completion Certificate".

Objectives: After completing this hands-on session, you will be able to do one or more of the following:

  • Provide a short overview explanation of Verizon Thinkfinity
  • Effectively navigate from the homepage to selected content partner sites to find lesson plans, student materials, reviewed Web sites, and literacy resources
  • Use the Verizon Thinkfinity Search Engine
  • Create a customized integration plan to engage learners and maximize student achievement


Thinkfinity Hotlinks

Power Up - Science Netlinks
Barbie Legs- Science Netlinks
World Viewer - Xpeditions
Physical Characteristics of Places- The Fossil Record - Xpeditions

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