Thinkfinity.org is the cornerstone of Verizon Foundation's
literacy, education and technology initiatives.The goal is to improve student achievement in traditional classroom
settings and beyond by providing high-quality content and extensive
professional development training at no cost to educators.
Verizon Thinkfinity program helps teachers prepare students
for success in the Digital Age. It is a flagship program of the Verizon
Foundation, exemplifying Verizon’s vision of advancing and applying technology
that touches people’s lives.
In the Thinkfinity Community members can organize, save and
share their favorite resources, and connect with each other and educational
experts on a variety of topics. Join Minnesota's Thinkfinity Community discussion group to discuss education technology, share your favorite Thinkfinity resources, ask questions, and more.
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Verizon Thinkfinity draws upon the strength of our content partners, who produce a wealth of discipline-specific, standards-based educational resources. They are:
Science NetLinks from AAAS
EconEdLink from Council for Economic Education
ReadWriteThink from NCTE and IRA
Illuminations from NCTM
EDSITEment from the National Endowment for the Humanities
National Geographic Education
Smithsonian's History Explorer from Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Arts Edge from The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Wonderopolis from the National Center for Family Literacy
Minnesota and Thinkfinity
Verizon Thinkfinity resources have been linked to the Minnesota Academic Standards included in the partner sites. You may also search for resources by MN standard through the MN Learning Loop Teacher Resource Center. For more information or questions about the MN Verizon Thinkfinity standards alignment project, contact Cara Hagen or Marla Davenport,
Learning & Technology at TIES. Feel free to contact us with questions regarding Verizon Thinkfinity. TIES also offers workshops for teachers that includes an overview of the Verizon Thinkfinity site, tips on locating the Thinkfinity website for specific classroom resources that will allow you to effectively integrate the tools to improve student learning, and extensive time to explore the resources both at TIES and in districts. Contact Dorothy Harmon for more information.