How To Use Preloaded Icons in ThingLink 360/VR

At ThingLink we spend a lot of time working with educators and we collect valuable feedback about our tools along the way. One of the biggest requests about our 360/VR editor has been to add preloaded icons, similar to the feature that is available in our regular, “flat” image editor. We are pleased to introduce this new feature!

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15+ Great Ways to Embrace 360/VR In Education

One of the highlights of 2017 at ThingLink has been in working with amazingly creative and talented educators to share stories about great ways to leverage the power of interactive 360/VR. On this final Friday of the year, we’ve rounded up 15 great ways to embrace 360/VR in education. Many thanks to our busy ThingLink Certified Educators for taking the time to thoughtfully reflect on their teaching practices through blogging and share their wisdom with our community!

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Using Thinglink to Create Interactive Learning Menus that Support Student Choice

by Christi Collins

Thinglink Interactive Learning Menus

Are you looking for more engaging ways to provide your students with choice-based assignments and activities? One way to provide students with more meaningful, self-directed learning opportunities is to create an Interactive Learning Menu in Thinglink.  Interactive Learning Menus, also known as Choice Boards, provide students with a variety of options to choose from based on their individual interests.   

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Guess Where In The World Are You with ThingLink’s 360 Holiday Game!

Happy Holidays!

Perhaps the best gift of the season is to be able to enjoy spending time with family and friends. To help you enjoy this special time, we’ve created an interactive guessing game for the whole family to play together.

Guess What is a 360-degree guessing game where players need to determine where they are, or what they see, within 30 seconds. In this version of the game, you are guessing where in the world are you. Try it with friends and family, and see how many cities each of you gets right!

Guess What

If you happened to get a 360 camera from Santa Claus and you are looking for a great way to use it, we have a little activity for you:  You can build your own 360 guessing game. All you need to do is put together a channel of 360 images on ThingLink, and email it to us at social@thinglink.com. We will feature the best guessing games from around the world on our blog and newsletter!

At ThingLink, we are big fans of the idea that immersive storytelling brings people together. We think you will agree when you explore Guess What.

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Change & New Perspectives at FAMU: A Look at their new 360/VR Lab

FAMU ThingLink 360/VR Lab
by L.Michelle Salvant and Dr. Kelley Bailey

Wow! What a semester! At Florida A&M University, it’s been all about change and seeing things from a whole new perspective. For starters, we have a new president, this semester Dr. Larry Robinson became the 12th president of the University. Go Rattlers! We also have a new Head Football Coach, Willie Simmons, who had been away from the city for about 20-years, and has happily returned to make an impact on a field he calls “home.” Change and new perspectives has also made a difference in how we view things at FAMU, especially when it comes to using Virtual Reality/360 technology. This semester, we established a dedicated lab inside the FAMU School of Business & Industry for producing Virtual Reality Content using Thinglink 360/VR.

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Use Google Street View to create interactive 360° experiences on ThingLink

Have you been searching for an easy way to acquire 360° images, but don’t have a 360° camera?  In this blog post you will learn the simple steps needed to download a 360° image from Google Street View (GSV) using Pano Fetch and upload it to ThingLink.  This process only takes one minute and will provide you with a vast library of high quality 360° images covering many topics. 

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Explore Place-Based Learning with Clemson

Today’s image of the week is an example of a seamless way to power place-based learning. Interactive Rocks & Minerals of the Carolinas was created by Clemson University student Benjamin Kelly as part of a story map project in Kelly Lazar’s course at the university. The project is available online in Clemson University’s Bob Campbell Geology Museum.

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Quick Tip: Help Students Inherit Pro or Premium Features

If you are an educator with a ThingLink Pro or Premium plan, you can onboard students by inviting them to your group with an Invite Code. For quick reference, here is the video we sent to all new Pro and Premium users to teach you how to get started with our new features. Didn’t get the email? Please make sure to enable email notifications to receive news and important announcements.

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Explore, Modify & Create 360 Virtual Field Trips!

When Tara Hardy and Angela Brown wanted to turn Detroit Public Tv’s December’s Online Digital Adventure into an interactive 360 field trip, they reached out to ThingLink to extend the walls of the classroom and power the learning. We’re glad they did!

This week’s ThingLink Certified Educator Guest Post takes a bit of a different twist as week take a look at using ThingLink as a tool to create interactive 360 Virtual Field trips. We are excited to extend an invitation to teachers and their students to join us in DPTV’s Digital Adventure, featuring ThingLink 360/VR. on December 13th, 14th and 15th.

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2 Quick Class Projects for Primary Students in December

Today we are featuring 2 quick and easy December class projects for primary students from Mr. Parkinson, a Primary Teacher at Trafford Borough Council. Mr. Parkinson is the author of  Mr. P’s ICT Blog, a great resource for educators that is filled with creative ideas to raise standards across the curriculum using technology.

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