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Verizon thinkfinityoverview

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>Thank you for your interest in Verizon Thinkfinity and your willingness to share your enthusiasm for its resources with others. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This presentation and the accompanying Facilitator’s Guide were designed to help you facilitate an Overview Session. They will enable you to share information about the major aspects of the Verizon Thinkfinity website and its resources. We suggest you review both the presentation and the guide carefully prior to offering your session. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Facilitator’s Guide will provide background information for each slide in this presentation, as well as suggested talking points for a 15-20 minute version of the presentation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Again, thank you for sharing Verizon Thinkfinity with others in your community. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sincerely, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verizon Thinkfinity Professional Development Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated 4/20/10 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. WELCOME TO VERIZON THINKFINITY’S OVERVIEW SESSION <ul><li>Name of Presenter </li></ul><ul><li>Job Title </li></ul>
  3. 3. The website ( www.thinkfinity.org ) contains thousands of free lesson plans and student materials for every core subject, designed by the leading educational organizations in the United States. Tens of thousands of FREE educational resources Accessible from school or home! A partnership between the Verizon Foundation and the nation’s leading educational organizations FREE professional development
  4. 4. <ul><li>Verizon Foundation focuses on leveraging broadband technology in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>K-12 Education and Literacy in the 21 st Century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness and Healthcare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broadband Accessibility and Internet Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Verizon Foundation signature programs include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verizon Thinkfinity.org (education) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HopeLine (domestic violence prevention and awareness) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verizon Volunteers (community involvement) </li></ul></ul>How and Why Verizon Supports Thinkfinity.org
  5. 5. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Council for Economic Education National Endowment for the Humanities National Council of Teachers of Mathematics International Reading Association & National Council of Teachers of English American Association for the Advancement of Science National Geographic Society Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History National Center for Family Literacy & ProLiteracy Arts Economics Humanities Mathematics Reading/English Language Arts Science Geography American History Adult & Family Literacy
  6. 6. <ul><li>Interactives </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Video Clips </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia Explorations </li></ul><ul><li>Primary source documents </li></ul><ul><li>1,200 print friendly maps </li></ul><ul><li>Student e-sheets </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual museum activities </li></ul><ul><li>Data links </li></ul>What Does Verizon Thinkfinity Provide?
  7. 7. Multimedia Explorations Virtual Museum Activities
  8. 8. Verizon Thinkfinity Search Engine
  9. 9. Explore Partner Sites
  10. 10. <ul><li>learning new concepts </li></ul><ul><li>reinforcing school lessons </li></ul><ul><li>helping with homework </li></ul><ul><li>exploring the world! </li></ul>*No subscription/ membership fees!
  11. 11. Monthly Newsletter Facebook Twitter
  12. 12. <ul><li>Organize favorite Thinkfinity resources </li></ul><ul><li>Create a network of colleagues, friends and industry experts </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize Web 2.0 functionality </li></ul><ul><li>And much more! </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Webinars (FREE) </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional How-to Videos (FREE) </li></ul>Professional Development

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