The Interactive LINCS™ software features a series of digital files of LINCS™ memory devices specifically designed to accompany The LINCS™ Vocabulary Strategy and The LINCing Routine™ by Edwin Ellis. These instructional resources are from the Strategic Istructi0n Model (SIM) associated with the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.
The program features four different versions of LINCS™. The color and blackline versions of the traditional LINCS Table™ come in the form of both Mac- and PC-friendly Microsoft Word (.docx) files and Adobe PDF files with embedded interactive textboxes. The Interactive PDF versions work well with mobile devices such as iPads, tablets, and smart phones and thus are excellent for schools going “paperless.” The color versions are ideal for use with White Boards, Promethium Boards, and LCD projectors when displaying a LINCS™ device to a class and developing the information on it during a class activity. The blackline versions are more appropriate for printing hard copies to share with your students.
Also included are similar files for LINCS-Plus™, a new, enhanced version of the LINCS™ memory device. Because these are digital files, teachers or students can use a keyboard to type information directly into the textboxes and import pictures they have drawn and scanned.
In addition, Power PointTM slides with built-in animation features are provided for both LINCS™ and LINCS-Plus™ memory devices. During the presentation, the built-in animation causes one component of the LINCS™ device to be revealed at a time. Thus, the LINCS™ slides are designed so that students can use the Power Point™ presentation to “Self-test” (the ‘S’ step in LINCS™) as they practice using their LINCS™ devices to learn definitions. When you or a student develop LINCS™ devices for specific sets of terms, the file can be saved to a folder that contains other related unit information and files. Likewise, the LINCS™ files can be emailed to students, so they can use them when developing and/or studying LINCS™ devices outside the classroom, and students can submit the completed work electronically.
NOTE: The immediate downloads of Interactive LINCS™ that is available from the MakesSenseStrategies.com website is for a single–user (teacher) software license. The licensed user may make and distribute copies of LINCS™ to students for whom they are responsible for teaching, but they may not be shared with non-licensed teachers or students not on the licensed teacher’s role.
Single-user license available for immediate download at www.MakesSenseStrategies.com.
For information about multi-user licenses or bulk purchases of the program, please contact Edge Enterprises, Inc. (www.EdgeEnterprisesInc.com).