Teacher Review for ThingLink

It's the perfect tool for annotating images with text, video, other images and links.

Mark R.
Classroom teacher
San Diego County Office Of Education
San Diego, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
There are dozens of classroom implications for the use of Thinglink. A couple that come to mind include 1) creating multimedia definitions of advanced vocabulary, having students link audio pronunciations, contextual images and videos, and alternative definitions to an image of the word; 2) have students create links to different events (battles, protests) on a map image; 3) students can use Thinglink to analyze the persuasive features of print advertisements, linking points of the image to different rhetorical devices.
My Take
Thinglink is an interesting tool that allows teachers to upload an image, tag it with links to all sorts of web content, including video and audio, and then share that image with students. Students can look at an image, start clicking around, and be taken to other relevant web pages, add their own comments, and more. As a teaching tool, Thinglink allows teachers and students to take flat images and create interactive platforms to inspire deeper learning around the image and the myriad stories behind it.