Teacher Review For ThingLink

Great tool for Independent Practice

Jeremy N.
Common Sense Education Program Coordinator, Omaha Public Schools School district administrator
Omaha Public Schools
Omaha, NE
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My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Thinglink can be a perfect tool to allow students to apply what they have learned and create meaningful content that demonstrates concept proficiency levels. There may be a bit of support up front, taking students through the functionality of the tool. Once the students have been onboarded, students are assigned a "thinglink" to demonstrate their understanding.
My Take
It may be beneficial to provide students with an example of what you are looking for. This can provide a bit of clarity for the students and ensure they are taking "deep dives" and reflecting about their pieces. Another piece that could promote collaboration is to have students share with a partner, allowing them to get feedback from peers and then time to remix their thinglink. Setting clear expectations help with this tool. Some students spend too much time trying to find their main image. Thinglink is a new way to create interactive projects and can be used across all contents.