ThingLink is one of the tools I included in 14 Things to Tame, but they’ve recently added some cool new features, so I wanted to highlight it again.
ThingLink allows you to make images interactiveby adding tags that link to websites, videos, audio files, or text. It’s a great way to give some context to an image, or to have students reflect on and add context to images that they select for their work.
ThingLink recently added the ability to create even more types of tags. They explain here, and you can check out the image below:
Check out this slide show from Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers for some great ideas for how to use ThingLink with students:
He’s also created a great tutorial video on how to create ThingLink images:
Aunty Tech has a Tumblr with some more great ideas and examples: Educate with ThingLInk
Here’s an example of a ThingLink recently made by a Forman student:
Think of it as a poster you can easily share with parents.
There’s a lot you can do with ThingLink. How do you think you could use it in your classes? Any project ideas come to mind? Have you tried ThingLink and have advice to offer? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!