Love this app – only just discovered it so working out how I might use it in the classroom. This picture was just one I had to hand – it’s the cover of a book written by Nic Daniels (who co-authors this site!).
Roll over the picture and find the hotspots – they have a little ‘target’ on them.
This is the website you need. You need an account but it’s free and easy to use. If you fancy trying it out in the classroom, let us know how you get on and send me the link in the comment box and I’ll post your thing links on this site.
ThingLink is great. I’ve used it already and the children loved it!
It’s a great way for using the web. And you can guide the children without sitting next to them. For younger children, it’s sometimes difficult to find the appropriate websites (to difficult, to long, not trustable, …), so you can select them in advance and link them on a suited picture.
The theme of this month is “surrealistic art”. I made 4 groups in my class and every group got a surrealistic artist, a laptop and a thinglink. The children had to use the thinglink to get inspired. They had to do two things: make a lecture/presentation about the artist and make an artwork with typical shapes and colours of the artist (that’s an arts and crafts lesson).
First of all, the children were very motivated, because they could use the computers. And secondly, they know where to find the pictures and information. The next step is making a presentation, not in the old fashion way, but with Mindmeister (Also a great tool to work with)! (one of the goals in the curriculum is to present a theme with some kind of presentation material that’s available on the web or computer)
Anyone wishing to investigate the possibilities of ThingLink could do worse than check this out: