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Think Link

Think Link is a Beta site brought to us by David Riley, creator of one of my favorite teacher resources of all time, Triptico.  If you have not read my review about Triptico, you can click here – or just go directly to his site to download this magnificent educator toolbox.

Think Link is a neat way to integrate technology into the activity that I wrote about yesterday – Hexagonal Learning.  On the Think Link site, you can create your own board of hexagons, add notes to each one, and manipulate them.  You can save your boards to be used whenever you like on that computer.  This is an alternative to cutting out a lot of hexagons to distribute to your students.  Think Link could be used for your students to generate hexagon words as a class about a particular topic.  The board could be saved, and then different student groups could create their own relationships with the words to show their understanding of the topic.

I highly recommend trying a Think Link activity with your students this year.

Triptico (Reblog)

For the summer, I have decided to use my Tuesday and Thursday posts to reblog some of my favorite posts that some of my readers may have missed the first time around.

Triptico is one of the most user-friendly teacher tools I’ve come across in a long time.  Designed by a teacher named David Riley to use with interactive whiteboards, this is free software that you download to your computer. Don’t despair if you don’t have an IWB, however.  If you can project your computer to a screen in the classroom, the activities (over 20, and the teacher plans to add more) can still be utilized.  Included in the package are random name generators, timers, text and photo spinners, word magnets with graphic organizers, and several games.  One intriguing game is “What’s in the Box?”, and eerily reminds me of the game show “Deal or No Deal”.  The interface is very simple, and the download takes less than a minute. I guarantee you will capture your students’attention – or your money back!