Module 4 Part 3

, in this Slideshare “SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0,” explains how education needs to skip to “doing” Web 3.0 — student-directed learning. She leads us through 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 to understand the relevance of education that is driven by the learner.

LinkedIn Slideshare‘s platform allows users to upload many different presentations [Keynote, PowerPoint, HaikuDeck, eMaze, Google Slides, and more. Your presentation is then in the cloud, ready to present by you or view by your audience: just share it. All the links within your slides should be active. A whole set of blogposts on Tips and Tricks are well worth the viewing even if you don’t use Slideshare.

How does Slideshare help educators?

  • The slides are always there [even if you change schools]
  • Share your presentations for professional development, your community, your families
  • Set up “Daily Menu” of daily class lessons and links so students [present or absent] know what’s happing [I do this with Google Slides: kids and parents like it]
  • Point students to your sets of “help” slides, which can include videos!
  • Embed a slideshow on your class or district website [it can be changed and will be updated automatically]
  • Moving towards Web 3.0? Link to the daily focus, the Google Form into which students reflect progress on their goals, link to resources for students, and make it editable for students who can add their slides of their resources shared with others

How could you use a presentation tool like Slideshare to enhance lessons, communication, presentations, or collaboration?






Module 4 Part 2

Ian Midgley uploaded this Vimeo video, “Team 19: Rapid Innovation in Public School” to share their dare to innovate NOW, not spend time planning. Instead, the staff, principal, superintendent, and teachers created the plan together.  It’s an awesome watch, and it flows with what I believe: just start!

Screen Shot 2016-07-03 at 3.57.20 PMVimeo is a video sharing platform like YouTube, but it also includes its own Video School to help you become a videographer. Often it is NOT blocked at school as YouTube sometimes still is. Vimeo allows many settings for private, password-protected, or public viewing.

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How is Vimeo helpful to educators?

  • Create screencasts HowTos for tech minilessons
  • Create video lessons for your content area [add questions, etc in EduCanon [now PlayPosit] or its Chrome Extension]
  • Create snapshots of your classroom or school for your blog posts
  • Gather student videos and smash them together for your blog posts
  • Students create videos for others
  • Create an intro video to your school and community


Understanding video creation and presentation is so important in our visual world; this should be part of all literacy instruction. Learning how to curate the text, images, audio, video of the content studied creates authors and experts in an authentic way that our students seek; education becomes relevant.

How does video creation, remix, and use fit in your classroom, situation, or lessons?


Module 4 Part 1

ThingLink is a tool that could be used for a variety of purposes:

  • Curation to link  to related projects
  • Title page of a project linking to other components [video, text, audio, website, etc.]
  • An About Page for your blog
  • Class Project Home Page to link to all components
  • Photo/Text Essay by links
  • Links to student projects
  • Resources for professional development

Here’s an example by Rafranz Davis, Google Chrome Experiments and Innovation Tools.  She has curated links to many Google Chrome tools and experiments. This is an awesome resource that shows the possibilities of technology. [Note: All I had to do to embed this was to paste the URL into the visual editor; WordPress did the rest].


Screen Shot 2016-07-03 at 3.54.55 PMA Thinglink can be reusable if it includes the ReMix option. Remix is just like it sounds — you take a copy of an original and add your own touches, republishing the new version with credit to the previous creator.  Remix Information. This Thinglink can no longer be remixed, but can be shared, as in this post, because that option is available.

In our Jumpstart Facebook group, the SAMR ladder model of technology integration was mentioned. SAMR [substitute, augment, modify, redefine] helps teachers rethink their analog lessons and begin to see alternative versions using technology. Here is a Thinglink  blog post thinking through the SAMR model using Thinglink.


Now you know:

  • uses for Thinglink
  • a link toThingLink
  • an example of a Thinglink
  • an embedded Thinglink
  • a link to the Thinglink
  • a link to the author
  • remix and sharing information
  • SAMR Thinglink process

How will you use Thinglink in your area of expertise?