Google Form Add-Ons Have Arrived

When I opened up my Google Drive this morning to create a form I was pleasantly surprised to find that Google Form Add-Ons have arrived!

I scanned the list of available options and found one titled Forms Notifications. I opened this Add-On in hopes of finding an option for streamlining my morning work. I'm happy to say I found an Add-On to help me auto-send an email confirmation to people who submit information through a Google Form. 

Live Event: Best Google Tips for Your Classroom

On Saturday October 25th, Simple K 12 will be hosting a free Google day of learning designed to provide educators with The Best Google Tips for Your Classroom. Educators can enjoy a series of webinars throughout the day, starting at 10 AM EDT.

I am looking forward to hosting Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs  at 1:00 PM. The session is designed to help educators learn to use Google Docs to thoughtfully incorporate digital writing into the curriculum. 

Join Our Live Event on October 28th

I am excited to have the opportunity to connect live and worldwide with talented EdTech SuperStars during the next ThingLink Interactive Image Slam. Join me and guest experts Richard Byrne and Shelly Sanchez Terrell to explore some interactive images. We will learn about the powerful ways these amazing educators use ThingLink to transform teaching and learning during this informal webinar.

Meet ThingLink Expert Educator Jodie Johnston

Today we are celebrating Connected Educator month at ThingLink by introducing our readers to one or our Expert Educators, Jodie Johnston. Jodie is a Curriculum Technology Specialist from Overland Park, Kansas who specializes in Web 2.0 Tools. Jodie is also the Edmodo Administrator in her school district and an Edmodo Certified Trainer. 

Meet Jodie Johnston's digital self and learn more about her on the ThingLink Blog.

Meet ThingLink Expert Educator Sue Fitzgerald

Digital Research Toolkit, by Sue Fitzgerald
It's Connected Educator month and today at ThingLink we are celebrating Sue Fitzgerald. Sue is a connected educator who is also a member of the first group of ThingLink Expert Educators! We got to know and love Sue when she participated in the ThingLink Teacher Challenge over the summer. 

Meet Sue’s Fitzgerald's Digital Self and learn more about her on the ThingLink Blog.

ThingLink + Google Drive - A Webinar

Educators need a flexible toolkit of resources to meet a variety of unique personal learning needs. Keep it simple with just two amazing multimedia rich tools, ThingLink and Google Docs. Use these accessible and easy to embrace tools together to transform teaching and learning in amazing ways! Explore an interactive graphic with 12 resources you can use to 

Transform Teaching Learning with ThingLink + Google Drive

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Tackk a ThingLink

One of the benefits of building a flexible digital toolkit is the ability to weave tools together to fit your teaching and learning needs. If you’re looking for a simple tool to serve as a container for one or more ThingLinks, try Tackk.
Tackk is a blank canvas that allows anyone to easily publish multimedia web content on a  simple page. Tackk supports live, interactive ThingLink images, which are embedded into Tackk simply by copying and pasting the share url. A big bonus is the text editing feature in Tackk, which  provides users with a handy way  to label a ThingLink.  

Connected Educators: Power Up Your Pedagogy with ThingLink

Today I'm excited to be participating in a MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course that is free. Today's MOOC is part of Chris Long's University of California Irvine's course, Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom I will be sharing some powerful strategies for increasing students’ engagement in learning using ThingLink and ThingLink for Video. 

4 Ways to Celebrate Connected Educator Month

ThingLink is a powerful tool for making connections and we are pleased to announce an exciting lineup of events to celebrate Connected Educator month. The events are designed to grow and strengthen our community of educators through the sharing of knowledge and ideas. Explore this interactive image to learn more about the events. Read more on the ThingLink Blog.

A Free Day of Differentiated Learning on SK12

Instructional Shifts 
Simple K 12 will be hosting a free day of learning on Saturday October 4, 2014. I am excited to kickoff the days' events with a webinar and overview of my interactive model highlighting Flexible Learning Tools for Digital Differentiation. Please join us!