To experience Thinglink, roll your mouse over the Apollo 11 collage I created below to see where the hot spots are, then click on any of them to enjoy the multimedia.
To use Thinglink, simply follow these steps:
- Go to the Thinglinwebsite and sign up for a free account.
- Follow the directions on the site to install the widget on your blog or wiki.
- Upload an image to Thinglink..
- Click on the paper clip icon in the upper left corner to Edit Tags.
- Drag your mouse across an image. You should see the crosshair tool, or plus sign.
- You will be prompted to add a link to a website or video OR click the orange button to record with SoundCloud. A free SoundCloud account is required.
- Repeat as often as needed.
- Click the green Save button.
- Click on the Embed Image icon in the upper left corner.
- Copy the code.
- Paste the code into your blog or a wiki widget.
Uses in the classroom:
- Create a themed collage with links to multimedia resources to support all learners.
- Create a word cloud using Wordle, then turn the largest words into hot spots with links to more information.
- Use an image as a launcher with links leading to student-created projects.
- Post an historical photo and use 3rd party software, such as SoundCloud, to give students the opportunity to record their voices speaking from the person's point of view.
- Use a Thinglinked image to create a scavenger hunt or modified WebQuest.
*Go to my wiki to view my favorite copyright-friendly images sources for students and teachers.