Thinkfinity in NY
As the national Thinkfinity.org has changed, so too has Thinkfinity in NY, though its resources continue to be an important part of NYS teachers' aresenal of great teaching and learning tools. Administered and directed by the New York Institute of Technology and the New York State Teacher Centers, ThinkfinityNY will now avail itself of the state alignments to the Common Core offered by the Verizon Foundation's Thinkfinity in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. Alignments to other subject areas will remain as previously shown.
The new Thinkfinity.org combines the instructional resources from its content partners and other features from the original award-winning Thinkfinity website with a new online Professional Learning Community, making it easier for educators to connect and collaborate with each other and educational experts on a variety of topics and best practices for 21st century teaching and learning.
Through the Intel® Teach Program, teachers learn from each other how, when, and where to engage students with technology for critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration and use new online tools and resources to create lessons with assessments aligned to educational learning goals and state and national standards. To see featured resources from the Intel Teach Program, please click here.
An online resource for students and teachers, SAS Curriculum Pathways provides standards-based content in all the core disciplines, grades 8-14. To view a video about their program, click here. To visit their site, please click here.
The Professor Garfield Foundation learning portal is a fun interactive online environment where children can safely explore, learn and creatively express themselves. And if you are wondering how Garfield got so smart, click here.
ThinkQuest Projects provide a flexible framework for engaging students in exploring curricular topics and developing important 21st century skills, such as communication, teamwork, and technology skills. Annual contests bring fun, creativity and the opportunity for students to interact with other students from around the world.
Google for Educators provide 24/7 access to free search and collaboration tools for teachers. In addition to document sharing, instant messaging, blogging, a dynamic calendar, and image-sharing downloadable software, Google for Educators now offers Google News, Google Page Creator and Google Groups. A newsletter and teacher’s guide offer tips and examples of how best to implement this powerful array of communication products.
The Educational Enterprise Zone® of the New York Institute of Technology members work collaboratively to bring content experts into the PreK - 12 classroom through interactive videoconferencing programming. For more information and a listing of their over 100 participating organizations, visit the EEZ website. To view featured videoconferences aligned to NYS Standards, please click here.