Orientation with ThingLink 360/VR


by Adriane Ellis

Using ThingLink 360 to Create a Tour of our Library

We have been in the process of turning our library into a Learning Commons. This process has been 3 years in the making and we are super proud of the progress. Unfortunately, I am not always able to reach all my parents and community through open houses and parent meetings. The library often gets overlooked. I created this tour to give future and current students and parents, as well as teachers and community members, an inside look into the amazing things we have going on in our Learning Commons Space.

Going beyond just pictures

With ThingLink 360/VR, you have many different options for customization. I included lots of pictures to show close up looks at different parts of the library, but I also was able to include websites and a google form. I love the new features of customizing your tags by changing the look of it. With 360/VR you can find pictures online, or use your own pictures to upload. I used a 360 Ricoh Theta camera to capture the essence of our Learning Commons. It took me only a couple of minutes to take the picture and quickly upload it to the ThingLink editor.

About the Author

Adriane EllisMrs. Adriane Ellis is a library media specialist at Bagley Middle School in Chatsworth, Ga. She has her master’s degree in Educational Technology, a certification for Library Media, and is pursuing her specialist degree in Instructional Technology from the University of West Georgia. Adriane is a ThingLink Certified Educator and a Google Certified Educator. Follow her on Twitter @adee_ellis

Thinglink VR has helped me to see the endless possibilities of technology in schools. Since the bootcamp, I have been able to not only expand my capabilities but also find new people to add to my PLN with similar passions!”-Adriane Ellis

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