Engaging Social Studies Resources with Thinkfinity


Presenter(s): Xaras Collins-Brown, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Coach
Wallingford-Swarthmore School District


Next Steps Reflection Form

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 searches to compile a list of links to online activities and share with the group.

www.thinkfinity.org

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

Interactive Gettysburg Address
Xpeditions - Atlas
My Wonderful World - Nat Geo
Rich, Poor, Somewhere in the Middle
The Quest for Gold
Xpedition Hall
Socrates and the Law: Argument in an Athenian Jail
The Monroe Doctrine: U.S. Foreign Affairs (circa 1782-1823) and James Monroe
NOT Your Grandma's Lemondade Stand
I'll Trade You a Bag of Chips, Two Cookies, and $60,000 for Your Tuna Fish Sandwich
Abraham Lincoln and Music
Aida and Its Relevance to the World Today

Handouts

external image pdf.png [[file/view/Thinkfinity_Integration_Framework.pdf|Thinkfinity_Integration_Framework.pdf]]external image msword.png [[file/view/Thinkfinity Handout.doc|Thinkfinity Handout.doc]]external image msword.png [[file/view/Integration_Plan_Template.doc|Integration_Plan_Template.doc]]external image pdf.png [[file/view/IP_Directions.pdf|IP_Directions.pdf]]

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".