Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Create interactive learning modules with ThingLink (limited free-for-educators offer)

ThingLink is a cool tool that lets you create interactive images for anything you can imagine.  In our touch screen culture, this is a great tool for today’s students to engage with content. Teachers can use ThingLink images as interactive learning modules that activate and inspire students with creative and effective learning experiences. They can also use Thinglink images for professional development and parent outreach.  
Below is a ThingLink image that someone used to translate a blog post I wrote.  Using ThingLink to translate writing is a powerful way to update and transform information. This is something teachers and students can do.  For example, imagine how you might do something like this in social studies class to make an image interactive. Keep in mind that you can embed video and polls write into your creations.
The next ThingLink was created by Dana Lawitt at the Kurt Hahn School.  She has it embedded on the school website (you can see that here) to provide students with an engaging an interactive overview of some important items that students need to know. 

  

The ThingLink below provides a variety of ways that educators are using ThingLink in the classroom.  
Are you ready to get started?


Teachers and students, can sign up to Education; it’s FREE. If a student is under the age of 13, a teacher, parent or legal guardian must provide consent for the child to use ThingLink. Please see the Terms of Use for more information.
What's more, ThingLink is now offering free EDU Premium Accounts for teachers, a value of $250! ALL new teacher accounts that are created before December 31st will have access to Thinglink Premium features including custom icons, image carousels and stats, the ability to create classroom groups and much more!  There’s even a Thinglink app for Android and iOS devices! Here is a Guide to using premium account.


HOW TO GET THE PROMOTION:

1) Create a Thinglink Teacher account at http://www.thinglink.com/action/register?teacher=1.

2) Email #premium to education@thinglink.com.

What do you think? Is this something you would use? If so, how might you use ThingLink in your work?

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