One of our teachers demonstrated Thinglink for the high school teachers during our PLC day a couple of weeks ago. I had seen this in passing, but had never looked at it from an educational standpoint. There are so many GREAT things that can be done with this site.
Imagine this, you have an image and on that image there are clickable points. These points include links to websites that give more information, questions to think about, a Google form exit slip/quiz/response...endless possibilities. Your very own interactive poster!
First off, cost. Free to educators. Here is the breakdown between the free and paid.
Really, the difference is if you have a lot of students you want on here to create. I think most of us can safely say that we don't have over 100 students. Some of you do. The Premium would be good if you had over 100 students AND you wanted them to be able to create Thinglinks of their own...often. I would not purchase this for just one project.
Once you sign up (and you can, using your school Google account - easy peasy!), this is your workspace...
Once you choose your image, it puts it in a workspace. You then click to tag the picture. From there you use the space to the left to add links or text. It is very easy to use. When you are finished, click Save at the bottom.
After saving, you can share your Thinglink via social media, with a link, or embed it on your website. So easy. You can even go back in and edit it.
If you use Thinglink in your room, send me the link that either you or your students do! I would love to see them. Better yet, have me come in WHILE you are doing them so I can provide support.
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom