Colorado Thinkfinity

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2012 eNetColorado Online Professional Development Courses Launch on February 1 and March 14


COST: $50 registration fee – Participants will be awarded a certificate for 30 CDE hours upon successful completion of their course or may register for 2 graduate credits from Adams State College for an additional $110.


Registration: Individuals may register at  Group registrations from districts are also available.


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eNetColorado Thinkfinity Courses start on February 1 (Winter Session)


Time Requirement: 3 weeks/ approximately 30 clock hours.


Thinkfinity Online for Colorado Teachers, a 3-week online course, introduces educators to Thinkfinity online educational resources and how to integrate them effectively into instructional activities to support student learning. This course is a great introduction to our online professional development.


Colorado Thinkfinity Master Trainers , a 3-week online course intended for any Colorado Educator who is interested in training others in their district/school to locate and integrate Thinkfinity resources. Pre-requisites: Thinkfinity Online for Colorado Teachers.

eNetColorado Intel Teach Elements Courses begin March 14th  (Spring Session)


Time Requirement: 6 weeks/ approximately 30 clock hours – These “blended-learning” courses will include up to 6 hours online web conferencing components and an online facilitated course that will include interactive tutorials, exercises, individual work, and facilitated discussions.

Project-Based Approaches -Using specific classroom scenarios, teachers explore characteristics and benefits of Project-Based Learning (PBL). Throughout the course, teachers consider their own teaching practices as they follow a teacher new to project-based learning who discusses strategies with a mentor teacher.

Thinking Critically with Data - Thinking Critically with Data is an interactive e-learning course that examines critical thinking with a focus on data analysis in our information-rich world. In this course, teachers explore practical skills and strategies to draw on when teaching students to think critically about the information around them.

Registration: Individuals may register at  Group registrations from districts are also available.


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Check out this blog post in Verizon Thinkfinity 101 community. You could win a set for your students!


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Jane Brown

Thinkfinity at ISTE 2011

Posted by Jane Brown Jun 20, 2011


Join and our partners at the ISTE 2011 Conference in Philadephia, PA, from June 26-29. Visit the Thinkfinity Community Café at booth number 925 to learn about exciting new developments, including the introduction of the Thinkfinity Community mobile app. Whether you're a first-timer or a seasoned ISTE-goer, we encourage you to join the Thinkfinity Community's ISTE 2011 Conference group to find out who is going to be there, what sessions you shouldn't miss, and how you can introduce yourself in person and get some great refreshments at the Thinkfinity Community Café. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thinkfinity and Partner Sessions:

National Council of Teachers of English - ReadWriteThink

  • Monday, June 27, 2:30-3:30pm, PACC 204B, “Using Images and Music Ethically in Multimedia Writing”  
  • Monday, June 27, 4:15-5:15pm, PACC 115C, “ Tips and Tricks” (Bring your own laptop)  
  • Tuesday, June 28, 12:15-1:15pm, PACC 118A, “NETS in Action: Online Resources By and For Educators” (Bring your own laptop)  
  • NCTE will have a table at Partner Booth 8

National Geographic - National Geographic Education

  • Tuesday, June 28, 3:45pm–4:45pm, “Engage Students in Citizen Science with Web-Based Mapping and Multimedia” (Bring your own laptop)

Smithsonian's National Museum of American History - History Explorer

  • Wednesday, June 29, 1:15pm–2:15pm, PACC 117, "Real Stories, Real Stuff" (Bring your own laptop)


  • Monday, June 27, 2:30-3:30, PACC 107B, "Mastering Digital Age Skills with Seal of Alignment Resources"

Looking for Professional Development Opportunities?

Visit our free live and recorded webinars and get started today

Jane Brown

New: Rescue Okta Mobile App

Posted by Jane Brown Apr 11, 2011


Thinkfinity resources are coming to your cell phone.


Illuminations just released one of its most popular online activities, Okta's Rescue, as a free mobile application!


Now your kids preK-2 can help rescue Okta and his friends by transporting them quickly to a safe ocean right from your mobile phone.


They will use counting skills to save as many as they can before the timer runs out



View the app in the Android Marketplace.


View the activity   online.

With the school year ending, many parents are starting their annual search for fun educational resources to keep their children learning throughout the summer months.


To help, Verizon Thinkfinity ( has added a new Summer Learning feature.  From rhyming poems and songs for the early elementary school set, to tips to help teens write a children’s picture storybook, Thinkfinity Content Partner ReadWriteThink has created a robust summer learning feature to keep kids excited about learning.


Thinkfinity also offers parents and care providers free webinars to help them make the most of all the free resources available on Verizon Thinkfinity. Visit the Professional Development section on for a complete list of general audience and educator webinars.


Join the new Thinkfinity Community to see what others are saying -- and what they’re doing to make the most of Thinkfinity resources all year long.




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Summertime is almost here, how do you plan to keep your child learning? Thinkfinity can help.


Help stave off summer learning loss, check out the new Thinkfinity summer learning feature.


Learning can’t end when the school year does, visit Verizon Thinkfinity for free summer learning resources.

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