360 tours are a fantastic way to bring new students, parents, and community members into your school for a closer look. There’s no need to hire an expensive designer or photographer, just snap some pictures with your phone or an entry level 360 camera and upload to ThingLink.
Below, we’ve compiled some of the best examples of teachers, libraries, and schools that have created 360 virtual tours. Explore for inspiration and ideas!
In this tour of the media center from Nelle Shean, students can find different reading sections and learn what the process is if they forget their iPad.
via Lisa Stumpf
New students can learn everything from what to do when they first walk into class, to where to find the week’s assignments, to the process for no-name homework. Mrs. Stumpf has done a fantastic job pointing out all the resources of note in her classroom, hopefully alleviating new class jitters for some students.
via 21st CCCS
For an online school like 21st CCCS, a virtual tour of their offices may help students and parents feel more connected. A calendar tag is updated monthly to keep everyone up to date with what’s happening.
Though we’re not in a school, this Library makes excellent use of transition tags to guide us from one room to another. We get to explore through video tours, written histories, slides showcasing the art, and a Google Maps tag to get us there. A combination of media types lets the viewer learn in as many ways as possible.
Ready to create your own tour? Try it out with a 14 day trial of Premium Education and start uploading.
A total solar eclipse will cross the United States today, starting just after 10 a.m. PT in Oregon and ending just before 3 p.m. in South Carolina. Depending on your viewing location, the eclipse will last between 1 and about 2 1/2 minutes. Those gathering outdoors to catch a glimpse of this rare occurrence need to prepare for viewing. The ThingLink above is a curated collection of information and resources for making the most of the moment. Be sure to check out directions for capturing the eclipse with the camera on your phone!
It can be hard to remember history and to keep track of all the different facts and events – and art history even more so! There is a lot of meaning and significance buried in art, and extracting these is key to the learning experience. What better way to do this than by making the art interactive?
Extract meaning from the art by focusing on specific parts of it and creating explanatory tags. You can make use of our different pre-made icons for different corresponding tags – or even create your own icons with one of our paid plans.
What better way to learn cell anatomy than to make it interactive? Take anatomy in your classroom to the next level by having your students tag diagrams with informational materials and descriptions.
Since anatomy can be incredibly complicated and detailed, students can take the time to clearly and purposefully label and tag diagrams for a deeper learning experience. ThingLink images can be tagged with a wide variety of rich media tags to make them even more engaging.
This great example of hands-on learning was created by a student, and includes text tags and video narration for a thorough learning experience.
Now that you’ve explored this great example, it’s time to get started! If you want to learn more about how to use all our other features, schedule a demo with a ThingLink expert or sign up for one of our free webinars. You can also check out some other great education examples here. Happy Tagging!
In 2016 we released a ton of new features including audio tags, custom rich tags, and of course our 360° editor. Those features have been put to amazing use by our education community creating resources, lessons, tours, and more. So as we start 2017 let’s look back at the amazing work created in 2016.