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September 5, 2012 / gaillovely

ThingLink

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ThingLink

http://ThingLink.com

Overview:

Add web links, text, audio, slideshare, Wikipedia links, and even video links to images and then embed them or share them via simple links. Below is a Screenshot (not actively linked.)

Example ThingLink

An Example or two:

Unfortunately, I host this blog at WordPress.com and this does not allow me to embed my example ThingLink images here. To see live interactive images which are enhanced via ThingLink follow this link: http://teachingwithprimarysources.yolasite.com/an-example.php
You can add “links” to an image you upload or from images you have on Facebook, Flickr or from a URL. Each image can

You can even add a video to YouTube as an unlisted video (one which cannot be seen by anyone) and then place a link to this video on your ThingLink image and then ONLY people using your interactive ThingLink image  can see this unlisted video (details here: http://goo.gl/Bxd7A )

Uses:

Imagine the possibilities… an image which is embedded with simple little circles, each one is a link to a slideshare, a soundcloud audio, a flickr image, vimeo video, and more. Students can create an entire presentation from the base of one image. A historical map could come alive with stories of the places on the map or a narration of places where parts of a story took place. The image could carry prompts for writing or discussion. Multimedia is gathered into a single interface via a ThingLink-enhanced image. A circle could also provide a solution to a question an image poses or even the vocabulary in another language describing a portion of the image. I could go on and on. You can find many more examples, tutorials and links to the work of many other educators on the ThingLink Blog (http://thinglinkblog.com/.)

Details and Costs:

The FREE BASIC ThingLink account includes 50 linked images. They have graciously offered you, my readers, a free upgrade to the PLUS account with 500 linked images ($60 value). Just sign up for ThingLink at their website and then send an email to education@thinglink.com and mention: “Please upgrade my account with code TLUpgrade”. (Be sure to thank them for their generosity!)

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  1. Johnie / Oct 6 2013 8:18 PM

    I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, many thanks for allowing
    me to comment!

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