Living in the US  
Bring the Textbook to Life!

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About the Collaborative Classroom Project

Join us in an exciting ThingLink Classroom Creative Challenge to build interactive books about Living in the US. This is a great end of year project that’s loaded with learning and offers a high level of student interest. Help us to put your state and school on the map!

The purpose of the project is to create interactive books about living in the The United States. For a period of 8 weeks, each Monday we will have a new question for your classroom, such as “What kinds of plants grow on your schoolyard?” or “What do you eat for breakfast?”

Let’s Bring the Textbook to Life as we explore Living in the US!

Get Started: Show Us Your School

Grab your mobile device and take some snapshots of your school. Annotate it with an image on top of an image to highlight areas. Focus on writing clear and concise labels to explain the image.

Steps at a Glance

  1. Take photos of your school (e.g. school yard, buildings, special characteristics that are unique to your school. Please follow your school’s guidelines for publish images of students.)
  2. Add images to ThingLink.com/EDU
  3. Annotate your school photos with images on top of images, video, notes, even audio, or Google Docs if you like!
  4. Choose one main image of your school, and link all the other ThingLink images of the different parts to the main image
  5. Add a tag to include the following information to identify your school
    1. Classroom Name
    2. School
    3. City -State -Zip
    4. Date
    5. Use the hashtag #LivingInUS
  6. Submit your base image to the Classroom Creative Challenge through the Creative Challenges Tool.

Recess is a favorite part of the school day for many students in the US. We would like to hear about the games students play and the things they like to do during recess every day to find out if it is the same or in places across the US.

Grab your mobile device and take some snapshots to show us what type of games you play at recess at your school. Annotate your image with an image on top of an image or search for information and media to tell the story of recess at your school. Focus on writing clear and concise labels to add to tags to explain the image. Be sure to follow your school’s policies for publishing photos and videos.

Steps at a Glance

  1. Start with an image of your playground or recess space.
  2. Add the images to ThingLink.com
  3. Annotate the image with images on top of images, video, notes, audio, or even a Google Docs if you like!
  4. Add a tag to include the following information to identify your school
    1. Classroom Name
    2. School
    3. City -State -Zip
    4. Date
    5. Use the hashtag #LivingInUS
    6. Submit your main image to the Classroom Creative Challenge through the Creative Challenges Tool.

Additional Challenges: Games at Recess

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