Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ThingLink Launches Interactive Image Contest for K-12 with Rosen Digital....Hagan Thinks It Awesome, Your Students Will Too!

Students create digital projects with images, music, videos, 
and websites to win an iPad Mini or annual subscription
 to one of Rosen Digital’s online databases.

New York (Feb 26, 2013) -- Help your students harness their creative energies while putting their 21st-century skills to use with a new contest from ThingLink and Rosen Digital. Students grades K–12 can create Interactive ThingLink images, providing the opportunity to explore their interests and passions, connect multiple resources into a cohesive presentation, and share their projects with a large community. Visit ThingLinkContest.com.

ThingLink allows students to connect audio, video, images, websites, and text into one interactive image presentation. Projects deepen learning as students delve into content through research to present knowledge and ideas as they learn while practicing digital literacy skills of image creation and selection,
content curation, tagging, and sharing.

Susan Oxnevad, Instructional Technology Facilitator and educator for 26 years said: "ThingLink is one of my favorite and most frequently used tools because it supports active student participation and requires users to construct knowledge as they create. The tool can be very useful for designing and implementing the types of deep learning experiences required by the Common Core and it is also an effective way to help students develop digital literacy skills. ThingLink is a fun, flexible and intuitive!"

Eligibility: All students K-12 are eligible to enter. Teachers and parents may enter an image on a student’s behalf.

Submission Deadline: Images may be submitted through May 1, 2013. Enter images at ThingLinkContest.com.

Winners will be announced on May 15, 2013.
We had a snow day this afternoon so Hagan was home extra early.  I told him about the ThingLink Contest and he couldn't wait to create a super cool interactive image.  

Being a huge Green Bay Packers fan he wanted to use a picture of his team. Hagan also wanted to create one for the "Sports-Game On!" category.  He went and found one using Google.  Then I helped him upload it into my ThingLink.  I then showed Hagan how to add links and words.  He also loved how he could pick which icon he wanted.
Hagan thinks this Green Bay Packers ThingLink is pretty awesome!  I do too.

Categories: There are 10 categories:

• My Favorite Books or Authors
• Science — Think Like a Scientist!
• Health & Well-being — You, Your Family, Your Friends
• Environment — The World Around Us
• Community — Volunteering & Making a Difference
• Money Smarts — Earning, Saving, Spending
• Art & Music — Express Yourself!
• Sports — Game On!
• History & Social Studies — From Yesterday to Today
• Animals — Furry, Friendly, & Fierce

Students can enter as many images as they like. All entries are viewable at ThingLink.com.

Voting: Friends and family can vote on their favorite images by using “touch” icon on a ThingLink image. The most “touches” counts for a portion of the score. A team of educational advisors will review entries and determine winners.

Prizes: One iPad mini will be awarded to the top winner in each category. The winning school in each category will also receive one Rosen Database subscription for a year (Teen Health and Wellness, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy or the Power Knowledge Science Suite). Certificates will be awarded to second and third place winners in each category.

For more information: Write to education@thinglink.com. Sign up for a free account at ThingLink.com.

About ThingLink
ThingLink interactive images help students develop 21st century skills and enrich their enthusiasm for learning. Teachers can use ThingLink images as interactive learning modules (ILMs) that activate and inspire students with creative and effective learning experiences. Visit ThingLink.com.
About Rosen Publishing
Founded in 1950, Rosen Publishing has a long history of providing high-quality curriculum-correlated nonfiction for children and young adults. Since the 2007 launch of the award-winning Teen Health & Wellness database, the Rosen Digital division has expanded to produce innovative databases, apps, eBooks, and Interactive eBooks that support 1:1 laptop learning, digital citizenship, STEM, and are ideal for maker spaces and digital media lab programs. Rosen continues to enjoy a strong reputation for recognizing urgent need within our communities and producing sensitive, reassuring, unbiased materials.

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