ThingLink Celebration Project

scroll over the red bullets on the above image

Today at iPad camp our main focus was to create attention grabbing graphics. Say that three times fast. We used several different apps and created many different visuals throughout the day; however, I want to focus on our ThingLink Celebration Project. If you would like to check out all the apps and tools we used today please check out my website. Our ThingLink Celebration Project focused on The 4th of July. We started off by watching a short YouTube video that you can check out here. Before the students started watching the video I passed out the following really cute graphic organizer.

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I found this graphic organizer on www.sharemylesson.com, and it was free. The students took notes while watching the YouTube video. We then went to Google Junior (a safe search site for children) and looked for our favorite 4th of July image. I showed students how to save their image to the camera roll. From there we opened our ThingLink app where we added our image. The students then took their notes and made “targets” for each one. The targets are the little red bullets that you see on the image at the top of this page. These targets are interactive. You can add text, YouTube, links, & more. This lesson was a lot of fun, and it was so easy to teach. You could do this at any grade level and with any content. Get creative, and don’t be scared. Your students will pick up how to navigate the iPad faster than you can read this blog. When we finished we took our notes and put them into the Word Clouds app, and here is what that looked like:

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