ThinkLink is a free, user-friendly tech tool that allows users to make their digital images interactive by adding links, text, videos, and images. Students can easily create a ThingLink by uploading a photo, clicking on the photo to make links, and then by adding content to their photo.
ThingLink was one of the first tech tools I used in my classroom and my students absolutely loved it. ThingLink is a great tech tool to show teachers who are hesitant about technology because it is fairly simple to learn and the amount of creative tasks you can complete with it are endless. With the new "pro" version of ThingLink, the free version has been scaled back quite a bit which is a bummer. Even though the free content has been scaled back quite a bit, you can still create a number of really great interactive images. - ChrisTuckerEdu
"The thing that I liked the most about Thinglink is that you can share the final product via url or html and post it almost anywhere. I like how easy it was for the third graders to use. It helped reinforce everything that they learned about PDBF in their classroom and apply it in my technology class." - excerpt from the Graphite review from Robert C.
"This app provides students with a quick and easy way to tag and make two-dimensional, non-interactive photos more interactive. By tagging images, students can demonstrate understanding, provide links/URLs to supplemental videos or websites and truly create depth to what might otherwise be basic content. Although the app is useful, I really like the online Thinglink tool better." -excerpt from the Graphite review from Mary H.
How Can You Use ThingLink in Your Classroom?
English - Have the students write an "I Am" poem and link it to their ThingLink along with other links that describe who they are.
Math - Use ThingLink to pre-teach math concepts by uploading a visual with formulas and problems with hyperlinked videos and explanations.
Science - Upload a photo of a periodic table and link a photo of each element to its periodic symbol.
Social Studies - Have students upload a map of Egypt and link photos, videos, and websites of important locations on the map.
Are You Interested in Earning the ThingLink Badge? If so, complete the following steps!
View the Office Mix to learn how to use ThingLink to begin creating interactive, digital images!
Complete this ThingLink Evidence Sheet to earn your badge in ThingLink! Once completed, you will be emailed your digital badge with micro-credentials.