How I Use It
What truly works GREAT with Thinglink is to create a collage of images (I use Powerpoint and then save the image as a .jpeg that can be uploaded into Thinglink). Once the collage is uploaded, students can tag each image explaining how that image fits the concept they are demonstrating an understanding of. Within each 'tag' students type a sentence explaining why they chose each photo for their image collage. These collages can be shared via URLs, QR Codes or turned in through an online collaborative classroom account such as Edmodo.
Thinglink has made great strides (both as an app, and as a website) to meet the needs of educators. This app provides students with a quick and easy way to tag and make two-dimensional, non-interactive photos more interactive. By tagging images, students can demonstrate understanding, provide links/URLs to supplemental videos or websites and truly create depth to what might otherwise be basic content. Although the app is useful, I really like the online Thinglink tool better. The app and website DO interact and talk to one another so work created on the iPad will show on your online Thinglink account, but the online web-based tool allows teachers to create .edu accounts and build classes of students with their own log-ins.