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Please share your personal experience with technology integration and how online resources (such as the ones featured in lesson 1) might aid your classroom instruction.
Since I work with preservice teachers, I guess my situation is different than most who use Thinkfinity. I want students to first and foremost be able to locate quality resources as quickly as they can and I believe Thinkfinity has done an amazing job with this. As student and then first-year teachers, they have so many balls to keep in the air that it can be overwhelming for them, so learning about this site while they are taking courses in education gives them a valuable asset.
Barbara, what a great gift you are giving your students by sharing Thinkfinity with them early in their teaching careers! It wasn't until my 5th year of teaching I discovered Thinkfinity and I have been using it for the past decade and don't know what I would do without all the awesome resources and now this community full of members with great tips. Thanks for helping us spread the word about Thinkfinity.org!
Lesson 1 feedback
As a teacher who supports technology in our district, I am always looking for new ways to help teachers find technology. I always tell teachers to check Thinkfinity first. The resources are excellent and easy to find. I have to admit the new format threw me a little- but hopefully working though the rest of these lessons will help. I was so used to seeing the yellow screen and then asking folks to move to the community. The new setup makes more sense.
Barbara, I too tell my teachers whom I teach in my online course about Thinkfinity right away. The good thing about the new site design is it helps teachers make the connection that Thinkfinity is for resources in the classroom and ALSO a place to learn from each others. I tell teachers that were used to the old site design that all the same great resources are still here, you just have to get used to a different way of finding them.