Tuesday, August 9, 2011

T = Thinkport #GETABC

T is for Thinkport

(From the GTG #GETABC Series = #Green, #Education, #Technology*)

Thinkport is another total treasure trove of information for educators--perhaps more than you can ever want. Great stuff galore lives at Thinkport. When you have Maryland Public Television (MPT) and Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education (CTE),working together, how can you have anything less?

Thinkport's mission is to assist teachers, serve as student inspiration, connect home and school--all through technology while supporting the Maryland educational state standards. Professional development opportunities also abound!

Thinkport has 4 main venues or channels in which to enter their portal:
Thinkport. Think education. Think Maryland.--Think Classroom
--Think Career
--Think Technology
--Think Family & Community

Here are some great places to investigate in a "GET" (Green, Education, Tech) sort of way:

"Explore the relationship between the environment & human health"

Think Earth Day
Programming links for the current year, and a slew of internet links both on Thinkport and beyond.

Think Chesapeake Bay
Lesson plans including Bayville Online Field Trip, MPT programming connections, and video clips.

Think Environmental Health
Lesson plans galore, activities, video clips, tech tours, and the EnviroMystery online field trip

Think Ocean & Bay
Online Clips, Bayville Online Field Trip, ITV, & lesson plans

Theme Think Weather
Covering Climate, Severe Weather, Lightning, Hurricanes, & Tornadoes


--Changing the Balance (Effects of Global Warming)

--Plastic Fork Diaries (Nutrition & Food Choices)

--Bayville & EnviroMystery (mentioned above)

--Baytrippers (Animals & plants of the Chesapeake Bay)

--Plus tons more with Maryland History, math and more...including a great decision making activity on Slavery.

Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg...there is so much to Thinkport--it truly is a portal worth investigating.

T pic from http://emmi10.wikis.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Trotting+Lions+Capstone+Project+C4
Thinkport pic from their webpage.

Note:  In an attempt to meld my pursuits of green, education, and technology, "GET" and this ABC series began...as did my twitter thread #GETABC.  To see the inception of #GETABC and give yourself a tidbit of background, go to GTG's True Confessions & Whirling Dervishes.

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