Thinkfinity.org: Free Standards-Based Resources for 21st-Century Learners
Jennifer Fritschi, Verizon Foundation Thinkfinity
Struggling to find ways to address specific state standards while also incorporating 21st-century skills such as problem solving and critical thinking?
I couldn't wait to go home and play with all of the great resources that I gathered in this amazing presentation. Just read below what she shared with everyone.
She told us that many times the teachers ask: Where can I find quality resources to address these specific skills but with a limited budget? What does 21st Century teaching and learning look like? How can I teach discrete skills from the state standards while at the same time incorporating 21st Century skills such as innovation and creativity?
She shared that Thinkfinity.org offers a free high quality solution that responds to these challenges. Thinkfinity’s 55,000+ free resources have been aligned to each of the state’s standards while also serving as great resources for addressing 21st Century skill building. Thinkfinity.org resources are at no cost, are commercial free and are created by the nation’s experts, the Thinkfinity Content Partners: American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Reading Association, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The National Council of Teachers of English, The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Council on Economic Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Geographic Society, National Center for Family Literacy, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and ProLiteracy Worldwide.
Did you notice all of the great business sponsors and partners that are listed? That is big time because now we have complete access to their tools.
The most profound thing that I walked away with is the fact that we can learn about cultures, gather lesson plans and actually view videos about just about anything, totally free. http://www.thinkfinity.org/standards_alignment.aspx
Make sure that you all look for terrific resources for your virtual learning adventure.