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.
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.