THINGLINK RELEASES FREE 360 IMAGES TO UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES AND INVITES TEACHERS TO CREATE LESSONS IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES
A GLOBAL TEACHER CHALLENGE
ThingLink Teacher Challenge 2019 focuses on developing digital storytelling skills in the context of cultural heritage and sustainable development. We invite teachers from different countries and regions to include virtual field trips in lesson plans, and to create new immersive learning experiences in multiple languages.
A FREE 360 IMAGE LIBRARY
Appreciation of different cultures and the legacy of past generations often starts from a personal experience. This is why we have put together a collection of professional 360 images of some of the most prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Viewing these images on computers, mobile devices, or mobile VR headsets does not require a ThingLink account. In addition, all images are available for reuse and editing under the free ThingLink Teacher account. They can be used individually for specific lessons, or combined into a virtual tour.
HOW TO ADD THESE IMAGES TO YOUR OWN THINGLINK ACCOUNT
If you are new to ThingLink, here is how to get access to the images listed above:
- Register for a free ThingLink Teacher account at thinglink.com
- Go to the Explore tab.
- Choose any image in the featured images and click “add to my account”. Now this image is copied to your account.
- Create a lesson or a virtual audio tour by editing the image and adding text, photos, videos, or audio recording.
- Use the Tour Creator tag for creating transitions from one image to another
- Share your image to ThingLink Education group on Facebook or on Twitter and tag it with @unesco #worldheritage!
You are also warmly welcome to use these images in an existing educational program, course, workshop, or event. To discuss other partnership opportunities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
More information: A World Heritage Site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. ThingLink won the 2018 UNESCO ICT in Education Prize.