Social Studies: Thinkfinity for 21st Century Learners
Learn the Verizon Thinkfinity website purpose; locate resources for your classroom; differentiate types of Thinkfinity online resources and recognize their flexibility; use Web 2.0 tools for teacher collaboration; and develop an integration plan.
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The Verizon Thinkfinity Consortium brings eleven premier national and international educational organizations together to provide educators with FREE online resources. This Verizon Thinkfinity’s Social Studies for the 21st Century Learner Course is comprised of the following components:
*A basic overview of the Verizon Thinkfinity program and Verizon Foundation’s partnership with premier education and literacy organizations to provide free, standards-based, high quality, online resources. You will learn about expert developed lesson plans, student and teacher created materials, interactive resources, and panel-reviewed web links.
*Navigation to resources by way of the Verizon Thinkfinity homepage and Search Engine. Experience the ease of locating resources to fit your specific classroom needs.
*Navigation to specific math related resources within our Partner sites - Edsitement, National Geographic, and Smithsonian Institute - with all lessons aligned to SD State Standards as well as the National Standards.
*Use of the Thinkfinity Community Web 2.0 tools to bring you together with other educators around the world to share resources and ideas in your specific content area and to build your personal resource bank of interactives and lessons.
*Development of an Integration Plan using Verizon Thinkfinity resources to support student learning.