Teacher Review For ThingLink

Not unique, not innovative, not easy to use

Tommy T.
Media specialist/librarian
North Liberty
Morganton, NC
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My Grades Pre-K, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, World Languages, English Language Learning
My Rating 2
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It No
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It No
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
How I Use It
We used this project in my senior literature class to analyze the novel 1984, looking for examples of irony, metaphors and symbolism. The kids found the site very difficult to navigate and hard to use. I think it needs little improvement in just all aspects for it to be as useful as something like Prezi or even a simple powerpoint presentation
My Take
It is a good tool but it is hard to navigate for first users. I takes too much time to help the kids figure out how to use it and by the time they've got the hand of it there isn't much time left in our class period