5+ Ways to Use ThingLink for Teaching and Learning - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - DigLN, edchat, EdTech. Find Resources and Directions for Use Here What is ThingLink?
ThingLink is a free and user friendly digital tool that provides users with the ability to turn any image into an interactive graphic. Create multiple “hot spots” on specific parts of an image and turn that image into a multimedia launcher. Include video, record audio or provide a link to any website with the click of a button. How to Enable Collaboration on Thinglink Interactive Images. 65+ Ways to Use ThingLink In Your Classroom. ThingLink as Collaborative Work Space. I saw this ThingLink and was immediately inspired to give the strategy a try.
Why not create a ThingLink to serve as a “collaborative plane” for my students? I jazzed up a “Unit Organizer” from the “Strategic Instruction Model” with some color-coding by concept, and uploaded the PDF to ThingLink. I made the link private within my ThingLink channel, then “shared” it by embedding it on my teacher website for students to access. I wanted students to review for a unit test by working problems together in a provided paper study guide, while having this ThingLink in the “background” so big ideas, definitions, etc. could be added on a whim on their iPads. A basic geometry unit seemed like a good first ThingLink attempt, especially since it was so vocab-rich. In groups, students practiced review problems on paper and added key ideas they encountered as “nubbins” to the ThingLink.
Well, sort of. Things I learned: Collaborative Learning with ThingLink - Wagon Wheel. How to Enable Collaboration on Thinglink Interactive Images. ThingLink as an Educational Tool. Originally authored by Mark Bates (2013).
Instructional uses video added by Jan Lewis (2015). History Ulla Engestrom - ThingLink Founder and CEO ThingLink is a tool which falls into a similar category as Glogster and Prezi which offer users an alternative to traditional assignment and presentation formats. These types of tools utilize the mashability of the wide number of online media services to create something new. 10 Innovative Ways to Use ThingLink in the Classroom by Susan Oxnevad. ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. Want to get your message across, but do not want to cloud it with heavy text?
Move away from the drib drab of everyday lessons and get more interactive using a free web-based tool called ThingLink. ThingLink can transform the way you teach, and not only that, but the way your students learn. Enough already? You want to know how this work? ThingLink is free image platform that converts an image into a rich and interactive experience by adding music, video, text, images, and more. The best part about ThingLink is you can jam pack everything onto one page and one image. Participate Learning - How to Empower Student Voice: Enhance Communication, Creativity, Collaboration, and Critical Thinking. Elisabeth Bostwick is a fourth-grade teacher at Gardner Road Elementary in Horseheads, NY.
With 12 years of classroom experience in grades Kindergarten through 5, and having worked dually as an instructional coach, Elisabeth continues to be a risk taker in education. As a connected educator blogging at elisabostwick.blogspot.com, tweeting @ElisaBostwick and a member of leadupnow, she avidly seeks alternative methods to innovate in the classroom and support systemic change. Elisabeth strives toward ongoing and evolving excellence for all students, and is passionate about makerspace and PBL.
Elisabeth also designs and facilitates district professional development on Creating a Caring and Collaborative Classroom to Support Responsible Risk Taking and also Creating Digital Citizens through Social Media. As educators, we envision a collaborative team of students who interact with one another to problem solve, create, communicate, and think critically. Ways to use thinglink in the classroom. Five Kinds of Teacher Thinking. Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink – from Shawn McCusker. Chicagoans react to the iconic name change A history of the Chicago lakefront.www.edgewaterhistory.org Chicago's most historic hotels.www.forbes.com Shipwrecks of Lake Michigan Created by a student with an immense love for music, this project had students cheering and clapping when it was presented.
When it was presented I completely at a loss for words. What is it that you and your class celebrate? ThingLink Teacher Challenge: Digging Deeper Into Vocabulary. This is the 3rd post in the ThingLink Teacher Challenge series.
Participants can join the challenge at any time by signing up. After you sign up, you will receive an email invitation from ThingLink. View a list of all posts in this series at the bottom of each weekly challenge. Please visit our showcase page. Please Tweet and share through social media with the hashtag #TLChallenge. Week 3: Dig Deep Into Vocabulary Objective In this activity you will. ThingLink Teacher Review. How I Use It Thinglink is a great way to annotate images for students.
I frequently use it for concept development. With the shift to the Common Core, I am stressing the importance of textual evidence, much more in my classroom. I've taken a painting in the public domain and used the text tags to demonstrate claims that I am making on certain pieces of evidence. Kids can also find an image and use text tags to make claims about parts of the photo.
My Take I think that this product is fantastic as a way to develop concepts or explain parts of something quite complex.