Christi Collins

Educator, Instructional Designer, eLearning, Online Instructor at Wise County Schools, The University of Virginia at Wise/CTE


I am an educator, online instructor and instructional designer with a passion for developing effective eLearning content that is engaging, meaningful and inspiring.

I teach: all content areas, higher ed.

To ages: 1 to 22


March 22, 2016

I love this tool! It allows me to create my own customized knowledge checks and other great interactive activities for my students in a matter of minutes. I can add images, videos, text and links to name a few. I also love the fact that is compatible with my Smartboard. I would highly recommend this wonderful tool to all educators. Best of all it is FREE!

January 3, 2016

Smarty Pins is a great trivia tool that integrates with Google Maps. This tool provides trivia topics in Arts & Culture, Science & Geography, Sports & Games, Entertainment and History & Current Events. This tool is great for geography lessons for middle and upper grades. I use this tool to expose my elementary students to fun ways you can discover and learn more history in a Google map. Although my students are younger, I mainly use this tool to introduce them to history trivia in a whole group setting. I would definitely recommend this tool to educators in the middle and upper grades.

January 2, 2016

This tool is a wonderful way for elementary students to develop creative thinking skills, while also being exposed to a more connected learning environment that fosters peer encouragement and support. My students and my own children are hooked on this app!

November 14, 2015

I absolutely love this tool! I use it with my 2nd-grade students and my college-level students. For my 2nd graders, I like to create vocabulary flash cards that include images and definitions to help them better connect to the terminology. In my online college courses, I use this tool to introduce new topics being covered in the module and as a knowledge check at the end of the module. There are so many wonderful uses for this amazing tool! I would definitely recommend this to every educator.

April 25, 2015

Thinglink is an amazing tool that enables anyone to create interactive images or videos by adding links to websites, videos and more.