Will your school or district be introducing new technology to your students? ThingLink provides a platform for designing a multimedia launch to the program. Our image of the week comes to us from Cory Goetsch. Cory’s interactive image introduces students to a new offering in the Aplington-Parkersburg School District, the Drone Program.
We invite you to enjoy this guest post by Jeff Snyder-Reinke, and explore the virtual tour of Zhaojue Monastery in Chengdu created by his students as a final project at College of Idaho. Please note: The front page of this project includes a description of the project and an explanation of how to navigate the tour. Please click the enter button to enter and explore the site
Did you know that there are over 6,500,000 images, videos, and 360s on ThingLink? Not only is ThingLink the place to create interactive masterpieces, it’s also the place to find inspiration from others. Now, not only can you search our database of images, videos, and 360s, you can also filter your results to find exactly what you’re looking for! Use this feature when searching for that perfect content to remix.
ThingLink users have made projects on everything from art history to zoology. Enter a search term in the box at the top of ThingLink.
Now, with the new search filter, select the type of media you’re looking for. Use the check boxes for images, videos, 360 images, and 360 videos to determine your results.
When tagging 360 images, often the hardest step is the photography, or finding images to tag. Before creating your own images, use the search to see what other ThingLink users have already created. If a user marks their image as public, you will be able to use the remix function to copy their image into your account. Delete the previous person’s tags and get started on your own creation!
While the most popular ThingLink format is standard images, there are also thousands of videos and 360s already tagged. If you’re new to tagging videos and want some guidance, searching without a filter may leave the video results lost in the crowd. Filter to get exactly what you’re looking for the first time without too much sifting.
Now that you’re acquainted with the new search features, get searching and start tagging! If you want to learn more about our advanced features for join us for an upcoming webinar.
We all have that strange feeling when starting something new. Students experience it each school year when they arrive in their new classroom. Why not alleviate some of the concern by having your students explore and discover their new classroom virtually through an interactive classroom tour?
Mike de Leon & Erin Preder created this Virtual Tour of their school’s media center using ThingLink 360/VR plus a Ricoh Theta S camera. We love how they included a 360 image within one of the tags to provide students with a closer look into their Bearded Dragon’s (Smaug) tank. Explore this Virtual Tour.