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One Thing Leads to Another: Create Interactive Images with ThingLink

Posted on 02/05/2015

by Kristi Reyes, Mira Costa College, Oceanside, CA
Posted February 2015

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Teaching vocabulary or a course concept through text or by providing a spoken explanation reaches a certain percentage of student learners, but by using ThingLink External link opens in new window or tab, an image can be combined with text and many links to just about anything online (see this slideshow External link opens in new window or tab for rich media link possibilities) to tap into many learning styles. Let’s explore ThingLink.

The links (referred to as “tags” in ThingLink parlance) can be strategically placed on an image, allowing students to delve further into a topic and learn more through added support in the form of Web sites, other images, audio, video, and music. Not only teachers can use the free classroom channel to create and deliver content; students can use the site or app (see iTunes External link opens in new window or tab for Apple and Google Play External link opens in new window or tab for Android products) for project assignments. ThingLink scenes can be commented on and embedded on class Web pages or in course management systems (such as Moodle). For an overview of ThingLink, see the What is ThingLink? video External link opens in new window or tab.

Read more about ThingLink and it's many uses in this month's Web-based Class Activity article.