This morning I was doing a trail of Tweets when I came across one that linked to “Thinglink”, which I have to admit I hadn’t come across before. I decided to do a search of YouTube and found some a number of really useful introductions on how to use this resource.
The one that I liked the best was the following by Susan Oxnevad:
Susan is a real find as an educator who has an informative blog called “Cool Tools For 21st Century Learners” which I can thoroughly recommend.
She also writes for a site called “Getting Smart” as a guest blogger. To get a good feel for the value of “Thinglink” in education see her post “5+ Ways To Use Thinglink for Teaching and Learning”
To get a feel for the power of the program see her first Thinglink picture in the post showing the many uses that it can be put to. Just hover over the dots and see the links to articles, photos, videos. Think of how you might use this in your teaching or how your students might use this to create powerful interactive educational resources.
I signed up, it is quick and easy and I look forward to creating my own Thinglink pictures which you will hopefully see on this site in the near future.
- Add Interactivity To Your Twitter Pictures With New Service (marketingland.com)
- Now You Can Add Interactive Images to Your Tweets (mashable.com)
- Expanding on the power of the image (onthenatureofthings.com)
- Thinglink Adds a New Commenting Option (freetech4teachers.com)