Week 16: ThingLink
ThingLink is a free, web-based that allows users to create and share interactive images. Teachers and students can add content to any image, including photos, video, audio, web links, polls, text, and more.
In my example below, I took a screenshot (using JING!) of my Office 365 OneDrive for Business window. I uploaded it into ThingLink and then added tags for all of the important "places" on the window. Take a minute to hover over the tags. You will find text explanations as well as images and a even a couple of embedded videos!
- Create a FREE ThingLink account.
- Click Create to begin your first ThingLink.
- Select a Picture (upload from your computer, import it from Facebook or Flickr, or select a picture from a website.)
- Click anywhere on your picture to start tagging. You can add text or include a URL. Add a link to a YouTube video, and the video will even be embedded into your ThingLink.
- When you're finished, click Share to post it online, get a link, or grab the embed code to add it to your webpage or a newsletter like this one!
Check out this very informative ThingLink tutorial ...
Classroom Applications and Examples
- Meet the Teacher (or Students) - upload a picture of yourself and add tags with information about your family, pets, University/College, etc.
- Anatomy of an Animal Cell - upload a picture of an animal cell (or let the students draw a diagram and upload it) and let the students tag the different parts with explanations and links to more information.
- Equivalent Fractions - this is a fun and different way to share a collection of videos about fractions.
- Upload an Infographic and tag with text, audio, or video clips.
Examples: Parts of Speech, Energy Consumption,
- Password Requirements & Best Practices - I used this one to share with teachers and students in our district.
- 73+ Interesting Ways to Use ThingLink in the Classroom
- Summer Professional Development - okay, so this isn't really a classroom use, but see how Bridgeport ISD advertised their 2014 Summer Professional Development offerings.
What do you think?
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