ThingLink continues to be my top app pick for both student explanation of learning and teacher created content. It works in a BYOD, iPad, Chromebook, or laptop environment, and is an excellent suggestion for creating student products outside of the classroom. It’s quick, easy, and user friendly. Create classes, add students, and manage their accounts with a ThingLink Teacher account, or have your students over the age of 13 create their own free accounts.
If infrastructure sabotages your plans, leaves you stressed, and renders your devices useless, stop what you’re doing. Don’t waste one more instructional minute trying to stream video, just to lose connection, spin for too long, or time-out. Submit the problem to IT, and move on.
Dust off the devices. Let’s focus on what can be done to change the way our students demonstrate their understanding of newly learned content and apply their knowledge without the network.
By now, it’s practically impossible to make it through the day without encountering a QR code. Whether on a restaurant menu, a box of cereal, or embedded in a blog (yep, like the one you’re reading right now!), QR codes provide instant accessibility to content. So, how can we use…