Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Makeover Your Lesson Using ThingLink

Problem: You’ve taught the same lesson for the past five years. How do you make it better?

Solution: ThingLink, of course! It’s FREE and it’s easy.

ThingLink is a digital tool that allows you to turn any image into an interactive graphic. You can create multiple hot spots on specific parts of an image and turn that image into a multimedia launch pad.
Imagine this. Your lesson is on volcanoes. You have a short video clip on lava landscapes, a web site that depicts the volcanoes in the Pacific Ocean, and a cross section that shows the basic components of a volcano. You also have a graphic organizer on volcanic vocabulary that students will use in their groups.

Here’s how easy it is to create a ThingLink. First, you upload an image. Next, you link your content to the image. It really is that simple. (You do have to create an account but it’s free for educators.)
ThingLink is a tool that is suitable for all classrooms. To learn more, click here. If you have comments or questions about using ThingLink or other digital tools, we’d love to hear from you. Post a comment or send us an email.

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