Category: Photo and Video
This app is fun to work with and could be useful in a classroom as another tool for students to display their learning. While I was investigating this app, I downloaded a photo from my photo library of a recent learning opportunity in the Library focused on Bridge Building. In less than 5 minutes, I had added 3 links to the photo to explain various areas of interest. In two of the boxes, I added text to bring attention to hand-outs and links to curriculum. My third link was to a bridge building YouTube video.
Text links appear as red and white target icons and the YouTube link appears as a white triangle within a red circle. Although you wouldn’t miss any of the icons, they are not hugely distracting from the photo. In this free version, up to 5 links can be added. These links, along with the photo, would be an adequate amount of information from a student for an assessment of learning.
Tutorials are available from the website and also on YouTube. Students from grade 2 to middle school would find it a very easy and approachable app and would have quick success at including information as part of the photo. This blogpost shows teachers the potential use for photos and videos as a backdrop to ThingLink.
While ThingLink is not a great learning experience for students, it is another way for them to display their learning using embedded technology. Another tool in the toolbox.