Thank you for your interest in Verizon Thinkfinity and your willingness to share your enthusiasm for its

resources with others. 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. 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. Again, thank you for sharing Verizon Thinkfinity with others in your community. Sincerely, Verizon Thinkfinity Professional Development Team Updated 4/20/10
Copyright © 2010 Verizon Foundation. All Rights Reserved. This document may be reproduced and distributed solely for uses that are both (a) educational and (b) non-commercial. Any reproduction or distribution of this document for any other purpose, including commercial gain, is strictly prohibited.

WELCOME TO VERIZON THINKFINITY¶S OVERVIEW SESSION
NEO Literacy Corps Meagen Howe 16 September 2010

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Warm Up with Calculation Nation

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Before We Start: Please Register & Roster
Step 1. From the Verizon Thinkfinity homepage, click on the Professional Development tab and scroll down to the TIMS button.

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Before We Start: Please Register & Roster
Step 2. Create a TIMS account
Note: If you already have an account, or a myThinkfinity account, you can type in your Login ID/Primary E-mail address and Password and click µLogin¶

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Before We Start: Please Register & Roster
Step 3. Please select µSignin on Roster¶

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Before We Start: Please Register & Roster
Step 4. Select the course you are attending by clicking on the hyperlinked µLocation¶ (Cleveland, OH)

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Before We Start: Please Register & Roster
Step 5. Be sure to confirm that the training information is accurate. Then click µRegister.¶ The roster step is then complete!

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What is Verizon Thinkfinity?
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 Let¶s watch their intro video
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What Does Verizon Thinkfinity Provide?
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Interactives Lesson plans Podcasts Video Clips Multimedia Explorations Primary source documents 1,200 print friendly maps Student e-sheets Virtual museum activities Data links

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Verizon Thinkfinity Content Partners
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

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Let¶s Explore the Content Partners

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Let¶s Start Exploring Resources
Multimedia Explorations 1,200 Print Friendly Maps Virtual Museum Activities Primary Source Documents

Lesson Plans

Interactives

Podcasts

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How Do You Find Additional Resources?
Verizon Thinkfinity Search Engine

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How Do You Find Additional Resources?
Explore Partner Sites

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Take a Turn
‡ Now¶s your chance to explore the site & find some great resources. ‡ Make sure to note HOW you found the resource. ‡ After 15 minutes, we will return to the large group and share a couple great findings.

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WOW! Resource
‡ Digging for Memories

‡ This example demonstrates multiple ways that Verizon Thinkfinity creates useable content:
± ± ± ± Content Partners create and host resources Thinkfinity platform organizes and highlights Resources available as online interactive or offline activities TIMS allows you to create collections

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Use Verizon Thinkfinity for:
‡ learning new concepts ‡ reinforcing school lessons ‡ helping with homework ‡ exploring the world!

*No subscription/ membership fees!

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Stay up to date!
Facebook

Twitter

Monthly Newsletter
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Verizon Thinkfinity Community
‡ Organize favorite Thinkfinity resources ‡ Create a network of colleagues, friends and industry experts ‡ Utilize Web 2.0 functionality ‡ And much more!

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Learn More About Verizon Thinkfinity
Professional Development

‡ Webinars (FREE) ‡ Instructional How-to Videos (FREE)

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After Session: Please Complete the Survey
Step 1. From the Verizon Thinkfinity homepage, click on the Professional Development tab and scroll down to the TIMS button.

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After Session: Please Complete the Survey
Step 2. Type in your Login ID/Primary E-mail address and Password Step 3. Click µLogin¶

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After Session: Survey Your Attendees
Step 4. Attendees click µComplete a Survey¶

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After Session: Survey Your Attendees
Step 5. Participants click on the hyperlinked name of the training session survey.

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After Session: Please Complete the Survey
Step 5 cont. Survey submission confirmation page
Be sure you see this confirmation page before closing the browser.

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After Session: Please Complete the Survey
Bonus! You may print a Completion Certificate from home or work.
Important Notes: ‡ Certificates will only appear for participants who have completed a survey. ‡ Surveys are only available for two weeks after the training session. Step 1. Click on µHome¶ and then on µView My Activity¶ Step 2. Look in the table labeled µSessions Attended¶ for the appropriate course Step 3. Under the Certificate column, click µView¶

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Thank You!

Meagen Howe, Farrell Ink LLC Farrellink.com

Copyright © 2010 Verizon Foundation. All Rights Reserved. This document may be reproduced and distributed solely for uses that are both (a) educational and (b) non-commercial. Any reproduction or distribution of this document for any other purpose, including commercial gain, is strictly prohibited.

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