Friday, July 25, 2008

Thinkfinity Field Trainer - Day 1 Notes

I just finished the first day of the Thinkfinity Field Trainer session in Region 4 presented by Lori Gracey, Director of Technology in Bastrop ISD. If you have the opportunity to attend this training, I highly recommend it. The partner websites we visited today (sponsored by Verizon) are full of free, standards based online resources for educators, students, and parents. I'm housed on an elementary campus, so most of the materials I focused on pertained to that level. I found the Search Engine within Thinkfinity very helpful in that it gives the user access to all of the resources created by the Partners. Some of the sites I'm going to explore further this evening are,

Music integration

Math

Reading

Science

5 comments:

mguhlin said...

Great, glad to see you're in the Thinkfinity fold! (smile)

CLong said...

Thanks, I'm anxious to share the free resources with teachers once school starts.

MSTD 287.80 said...

There are also tons of great Social Studies and American History resources on Thinkfinity provided by the Smithsonian and NEH.

CLong said...

We looked at these briefly in our training, but I'll have to check them out further. Thanks!

lisa said...

Glad to see that you enjoyed the ReadWriteThink resources. If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help, please let us know.

Lisa Fink
Project Manager
ReadWriteThink.org