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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

ThingLink



Several weeks ago, our content mastery teacher was trying to help her students as they learned the parts and functions of the inner ear. They were needing to label parts and find definitions, and I really wanted to find another way for them to gather and express this information. It needed some technology magic!

EnterThingLink!
ThingLink will allow you to easily take any picture and make it interactive by adding text or links. Once your interactive ThingLink is complete, it can be shared through Edmodo, Pinterest, Google+, emailed or embedded. ThingLink does require an account to be set up, and if you really want to make it easy, there is even a ThingLink plugin that can be easily added to your Chrome browser.

ThingLink has plenty of how-to videos out there in its very own You Tube channel, so quick visual help is readily available. The only downside I have found so far is that you can't make the image full screen.

Though I discovered ThingLink a little late to help with the study on the inner ear, I did go ahead and sling together a quick ThingLink to show the text and one link to a video. This tool definitely has potential!!




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