Friday, April 27, 2012

Add More to Your Images with Thinglink

Yesterday, at NETA 2012's web tools showcase session I demonstrated two tools, ThingLink and Jellycam. During my Thinglink demonstration I only showed inserting pinmarks with links to make interactive images. This afternoon I learned that there is a lot more than links that can be inserted into those pinmarks. The Slideshare presentation below shows all of the options, but there are a few that I want to make sure you see. Media from Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, and Flickr can all be included in your Thinglink images.

Applications for Education
One way that Thinglink could be used in a  US History classroom is to have students upload pictures representative of  concepts from the Industrial Revolution then tag different parts of the images to link out to further explanations and examples. And here's an example of an interactive infographic created with Thinglink.