Thinglink is a very cool tool. What makes it great is its simplicity. Essentially, Thinglink is a powerful way to create interactive images. Do you have an image that tells a story? Upload it to Thinglink and annotate the image with links, audio, images, video, and text. Voilà! You have an interactive image that you can post to Desire2Learn, to your blog, or to your website.
Here is an example of a Thinglink interactive image that starts a conversation about the receding glaciers in Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. The image shows three snapshots of the Muir Glacier at different times. Click on the hotspots to learn more.
With Thinglink you can:
- Highlight important features of compelling images
- Tell the story of how an image was taken to talk about how an image is constructed
- Critique an image with text, video, and audio annotations
- Concretize the relationship between the image and events in history
- Ask students to create interactive images to explain events, architectural styles, mathematical structures
The possibilities are virtually endless.
For more information on Thinklink, or other Cool Tools that solve pedagogical problems, contact the Exchange in Library South, room 106.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 404.413.4700
Please join us for one of the upcoming Cool Tools sessions in Collaborate.
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