To Thinkfinity and Beyond!

This week I had the opportunity to take a tour of the newly enhanced Thinkfinity website. Sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, this site includes lessons and activities contributed by 11 education partners, including the International Reading Association, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Geographic, and The Kennedy Center. And best of all? It’s free. Thousands of resources, created and tested by experts, all just a few clicks away. Be warned: once you start clicking around, you might not be able to stop!

Here are a few of the fun resources I saw during my tour. Congratulations to Sara and Beth, who won our prize packs. Congratulations to them both! Keep posting comments for your chance to win!


Kids love comics! With the Comic Creator, students can practice writing dialogue or recap what they’ve learned in a fun format. Students choose characters, add props, and put in speech bubbles. No doubt you’ll have lots of ideas for different ways to use the Comic Creator.


Crossword puzzles work well for reviewing topics across the curriculum! With this interactive tool for grades K-12, students can play an existing puzzle or you can create your own puzzles to review vocabulary and other topics.


Looking to add a little more social studies to your day? Check out the Today in History feature on the Thinkfinity home page. You’ll find an event for every day of the year. You can even add this feature as a widget on your class website or on your Google or Yahoo! home page.


Students practice math skills of all types at Calculation Nation. Students in grades 3-9 can play math games with students across the country or around the world!


Thinkfinity allows you to search for activities and resources by entering a keyword or by selecting specific standards for your state. As you discover resources you want to add to your lesson plans, register for the Thinkfinity Community and save your favorites.


Thinkfinity has free webinars scheduled throughout June; sign up if you’d like a guided tour or a chance to ask questions about the site. Thinkfinity also offers on-demand webinars that you can view at any time. Click here now to learn more!


PS: Here’s something new at the Learning magazine website—enter for a chance to WIN Westcott school supplies for your entire grade level! The prize includes Westcott scissors, rulers, pencil sharpeners, paper trimmers, and more. Plus, if you add Westcott scissors to your school supply list, you’ll receive a surprise gift.  Click here now to learn more!

8 thoughts on “To Thinkfinity and Beyond!

  1. Wow I loved the infinity site. I am a preschool teacher and was able to find things in the kindergarten section that I can use in my classroom. Awesome site that I will be returning too.
    Thank you.

  2. I love the lesson You Can Too, on civil rights for grades 3-5. It fits perfectly with our study of the south and also can encourage families to do something to help their community.

  3. Thank you so much for all the resources listed on the Thinkfinity and Beyond site. I can use quite a few of the ideas for my preschool centers and my daughter who teaches 7th & 8th grade classes can also use the resources. Thank you for taking time to help us make “today’s children tomorrow’s leaders!”

    SHCS Preschool Teacher

  4. WOW!!! There is so much awesome information & ideas available from this site. I couldn’t get enough of the Smithsonian’s link. Can’t wait to use some of these ideas with my students. Thanks for sharing these great resources 🙂

  5. I was just at the site. I was checking out their sciencenetlink site. Well worth it. I will be using this often and recommend it to all of you blog readers.

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