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Link That Thing... With ThingLink!

Mathematics Teacher in a 1:1 iPad Classroom

Hill Country Middle School, Austin TX

Apple Distinguished Educator

ThingLink Expert Educator

Nearpod Author

Book Creator Ambassador

Kahoot! Austin Advisory Board

What is ThingLink?

ThingLink is a leading platform for creating interactive images.  

Make your images come alive with video, text, links, and more!

How do I create a ThingLink?

  • Have a general idea of the ThingLink's topic(s) ahead of time.
  • Usually, I create the background image using Keynote and export it as a JPG image. However, any image will do, even a photo!
  • Upload the image to ThingLink and strategically add "nubbins" that include text or links to other things.
  • Sign up for a free basic education account! https://www.thinglink.com/edu

Using ThingLink for Pre-Teaching

1. First, explore the ThingLink below SILENTLY and INDIVIDUALLY for 1 minute.
2. Next, discuss ideas you learned from the ThingLink with your group for 2 minutes.
3. Finally, each group's spokesperson will share two UNIQUE ideas learned from the ThingLink.

Scavenger Hunt Strategy:
Create a list of questions students should be able to answer from the ThingLink.  Allow them to work in pairs for a set timeframe, then have students share out their answers.

Using ThingLink to Introduce Academic Vocabulary

ThingLink as a "Table of Contents"

Create a ThingLink with frequently-visited links, and embed it on your teacher website.

Once ThingLinks are created for specific topics, add new resources as you find them later.  

ThingLinks are never truly "done".

Create a "Playlist" for Differentiation

Create a ThingLink Packed With "Anchor Activities" for Students

The purpose of an anchor activity is to provide meaningful work for students when they are not actively engaged in classroom activities.

http://toolsfordifferentiation.pbworks.com/w/page/22360079/Anchor%20Activity

Students Use ThingLink to     Annotate Mathematical Work

Yes, There's a ThingLink App Too!

Use ThingLink to Share and Showcase Student Work

Students as Math Authors
Book Creator Projects

Students Tackle Challenging Algebra Problems Using Explain Everything

A ThingLink of Student-Created ThingLinks!

ThingLink is a great way to curate resources shared by your PLN.  Here's a sampler of many great resources shared by the Math-Twitter-Blog-o-Sphere #MTBoS

I even like using ThingLink             to reflect on "learning festivals" and conferences I attend!

Ready to create a
ThingLink of your own?  

If folks create and share their ThingLinks with me... I can create a ThingLink of your Thinglinks and post it in this Tackk later! :-)

Did you catch all that?

THANK YOU!