Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thinglink - Make Images Interactive


Thinglink is a website that allows users to make their images interactive and tag them with links, information, video, sound, and other features.  There are several great ways that teachers could use this on a website or blog.  Images are an integral part of teaching for most of us.  Thinglink would be a great way to take your pictures to the next step and allow students to interact with them.

In all subjects you could link to more information related to a certain aspect of an image.  Science teachers could do this for parts of a cell for example.  Social Studies teachers could take an image, or even a political cartoon and show video or discuss the image using the audio feature.  This really takes images to the next level in the classroom. 

For more information, see the video below.

2 comments:

  1. I LOVE Thinglink! Check out (and please add to) Ideas for using Thinglink in the classroom: https://docs.google.com/present/edit?id=0ASfUsgJWgfcsZGNjOWZxZHRfNjI5Zno5MmszZ3Q

    And see examples in ThingLink and Learn: http://edutl.tumblr.com/

    Also, there's a great article on the Thinglink blog: http://thinglinkblog.com/2011/07/01/thinglink-engaging-students-in-learning-and-discovery/

    They just keep making it better, too! The newest feature I like is the ability to record sound while editing the image. So cool!

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  2. ThingLink has tremendous potential for classroom use. At findingDulcinea, we plan to use it extensively in our content, but I can't wait to see the ingenious ways that students use it.

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