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Published on June 2, 2008

Author: lsshanks

Source: slideshare.net

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An introduction to Oracle's Think.com (sans audio)
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Welcome to an Introduction to and

WHAT IS THINK.COM? An Online Community That Facilitates Project Learning Use Of Technology 21st Century Skills Acquisition

WHAT IS THINK.COM?

An Online Community That Facilitates

Project Learning

Use Of Technology

21st Century Skills Acquisition

WHAT IS THINK QUEST? WHAT IS

 

Who are Think.com users? Students Teachers Administrators Others

Who are Think.com users?

Students

Teachers

Administrators

Others

I’m a member because…

My favorite features of Think

It’s 100% Engaging

It’s Portable

What will be your favorite feature of Think?

High-Appeal

High-Appeal

Workable for Ages 7 - 18

FACILITATES COMMUNICATION

FACILITATES

COMMUNICATION

VERSATILE

CONVENIENT & EASY TO LEARN

No Cost to Users Skip Enhancements

Oracle Provides Continuing Enhancement Based on User Feedback

Flexible Site Development and Continuing Enhancement Based on Users’ Feedback

WHAT ABOUT ONLINE SAFETY IN AN AGE OF PREDATORS, MEDIA HYSTERIA & PARENTAL CONCERNS?

TIMELY

TIMELY

WHERE DID THINK COME FROM? In 1998 Oracle’s CEO, Larry Ellison, worked with then Prime Minister Tony Blair and Oracle Web developers to build Think.com in England and Scotland.

In 2008 We Have A Truly Global Community

Brazilian Portuguese Chinese Dutch English French German Hindi Italian Spanish Thai Turkish Languages Supported

A few more details . Think.com is: A suite of tools for website publishing and project collaboration. A protected online environment and community for schools worldwide for members only. 100% free and contains no advertising. Entirely funded by the Oracle Education Foundation.

A few more details .

Think.com is:

A suite of tools for website publishing and project collaboration.

A protected online environment and community for schools worldwide for members only.

100% free and contains no advertising.

Entirely funded by the Oracle Education Foundation.

BURNING QUESTIONS HOW CAN I USE IT IN MY CLASSROOM HOW DOES IT SUPPORT MY STATE STANDARDS? HOW DOES IT BOOST ACHIEVEMENT?

The more we teachers can be innovative in our curricula, the more we can engage students. Isn’t that when the most learning takes place?

21ST CENTURY CORE SKILLS C reativity Teamwork Technology Critical Thinking Communication Cross-Cultural Understanding

One of Think.com’s biggest strengths is the ability to collaborate on PROJECTS . Within a Class, A School, A Country, or Around the World.

Students Work Together Asynchronously In A Shared Space Even If Geographically Distant

Students Work Together Asynchronously In A Shared Space

Even If Geographically Distant

PROJECT BASED LEARNING An Essential Question Project Design Work Plan Project Management Culminating Products + Artifacts Assessment Evaluation

PROJECT BASED LEARNING

An Essential Question

Project Design

Work Plan

Project Management

Culminating Products + Artifacts

Assessment

Evaluation

Reading, Writing, Composition, Comprehension happen. Skip to End

Reading, Writing, Composition, Comprehension happen.

Students post digital work products created online or offline

Students Bring Adult Experts (I.E. Authors And Scientists) Online For Question & Answer Sessions.

Students

Bring Adult Experts (I.E. Authors And Scientists) Online For Question & Answer Sessions.

Students Post Digital Stories

Discussions, Votes, & Debates

Messaging Can Enhance Correspondence Skills.

Students Engage In Discussions With One Another About Their Reading

Students Engage In Discussions With One Another About Their Reading

Online Assignments Can Teach Netiquette and Web Safety

Students Can: Give And Receive Feedback From Peers And Adults.

Students

Can:

Give And Receive Feedback From Peers And Adults.

Students Build Sites, Link To Outside Sites On Topics, Link In Their Own Memoirs, And Start To See Connections

Students Build Sites, Link To Outside Sites On Topics, Link In Their Own Memoirs, And Start To See Connections

Students Share Ideas With Others

Students Share Ideas With Others

Students Write Stories, Research Topics, & House Their Research.

Students Write Stories, Research Topics, & House Their Research.

Students Experience Mentoring Between Peer Experts.

Students Experience Mentoring Between Peer Experts.

Students See Themselves As Part Of A Larger Learning Community.

Students See Themselves As Part Of A Larger Learning Community.

Go to www.think.com

Thank You! JUNE 2008 Contact Information: Suzanne Shanks, MA Technology Integration Coach [email_address] On Think.com: Ms. Shanks www.d11.org/mann/computerliteracy http://2020nexus.edublogs.org www.Thetechtrainer.org Mobile: 719.896.0421 PO BOX 8256 Colorado Springs, Colorado

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