In this age of information overload, it’s becoming more and more challenging to find and utilize the best educational resources available for our kids. Verizon Foundation has partnered with nationally recognized leaders in educational disciplines including literacy, math, humanities and science to create “Verizon Thinkfinity,” an award-winning free digital experience that brings to life educational resources, interactive games, lesson plans, news and webinars to encourage excellence in students, parents and teachers alike.
Verizon Thinkfinity Content Partners produce the program’s discipline-specific, standards-based web sites. Each site includes lessons for teachers, activities to use in and out of the classroom, games for young children and teens, adult literacy resources and reference materials for anyone in the education field, as well as for parents and afterschool practitioners.
When you become part of the Thinkfinity Community you have access not only to all of the fun and educational resources that are offered, but also to a network of parents and teachers who are just as inspired as you are to help their children learn and grow in a fun, engaging way. You can register at: http://parentsandteacherscommunity.com/ct.php?flid=124
Navigating through Thinkfinity is designed for ease of user experience whether you’re a child or adult. The free online community offers tools to help you organize your resources, network with friends and other teachers, and share ideas, plans and advice with others in the education community. All content is classroom-ready, held to state-specific standards and has been put through careful expert review. Leaders in education have contributed to each discipline including arts, economics, geography, history, literature, reading, math, science and social studies.
Thinkfinity helps parents work with children to give them the tools to learn in a structured yet fun interactive environment. Families and kids of all ages will find excellent resources for practice, play, projects and reports on thinkfinity.org. You can search for a specific topic, or choose from recommended activities, maps, games, reading lists and homework help. All K-12 resources are grade-specific. Here are just some of the interactive games and tools that parents and kids can explore:
- An interactive geometric dictionary to enrich language and visual associations
- A customized mapmaking tool that allows you to explore any region in the world
- Essay writing tools that help you structure and plan out your essays
- Astronomy exploration that allows you to compare the size of planets
An additional goal of Thinkfinity is to help educators motivate their students to successfully navigate and engage with the world while furthering their own development as teachers. There are adult literacy resources and reference materials for educators, parents and afterschool practitioners.
By providing free online tools, Verizon Verizon Thinkfinity is taking an active role in furthering achievement and helping kids and adults reach their goals within a powerful educational community. Engaging with Verizon Thinkfinity is a fantastic way to protect and support children and teens.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Verizon Thinkfinity. The opinions stated are not my own.