Skoletube partners with ThingLink to bring interactive images to Danish schools
Starting today, Danish teachers and students can now create interactive images for teaching and homework as Skoletube integrates the Finnish interactive image platform ThingLink to their set of educational tools.
“We are thrilled that Thinglink is now integrated with Skoletube. Thinglink brings life and interactivity to images and this has a big potential in the classroom,” remarks Marcus Bennick from LærIT/Skoletube. “Digital workflow is a key factor today and with the Thinglink integration on Skoletube we really have a smooth setup which I know our Danish teachers and students will love.”
The Danish government is at the forefront of transforming teachers and students into media savvy citizens by making it easy to appropriate new web technology without risking their privacy. Denmark has created a national educational single sign on solution called UniLogin that allows access to web services and applications with a student ID number and password.
Skoletube, an educational portal that currently reaches 75% of Danish schools, uses UniLogon for allowing teachers and studets to create interactive images with ThingLink and share their creations back to Skoletube’s class channels.
“Whether you are interested in physics, engineering, design, biology, or political sciences, interactive images offer a whole new mobile-friendly way for learning and teaching. We are very excited about our collaboration with Skoletube and look forward to supporting our growing user community in education,” says Ulla Engeström from ThingLink.
ThingLink was recently chosen by Forbes as one of the Top 5 Companies that made media consumption smarter in 2013, and has become one of the most a popular free web tools for education professionals in the US.
We hope students and teachers enjoy the new integration and look forward to seeing what they create and learn together using ThingLink and SkoleTube!