Image of the Week: Celebrate New Vocabulary through a ThingLink Word Cloud

Each year, new words are added to the dictionary. This can be a great opportunity for teachers to present these words to students, gather their predicted definitions and celebrate the new vocabulary through a ThingLink Word Cloud. Our image of the week comes to us from one of our biggest edu-fans, Donna Baumbach.

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New feature alert: Filter your search!

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.


How to filter

#1 Enter a search term

ThingLink users have made projects on everything from art history to zoology. Enter a search term in the box at the top of ThingLink.

#2 Choose media type

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.



Reasons to filter

#1 Remixing

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!

#2 Get the right inspiration

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.

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Image of the Week: Collect Your Task Cards with ThingLink

The now common phrase, “There’s an app for that” can be daunting for any teacher or student. Task cards can be a great way to learn by doing. Our image of the week comes to us from Ron Burke. Ron’s interactive image embeds a variety of task cards, for various web tools/apps, providing learning opportunities through various challenges.

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Image of the Week: Annotate Sketchnotes with ThingLink

Sketchnoting is the process of visually synthesizing & summarizing information. Annotating your sketchnote with ThingLink, brings a level of interactivity for the viewer which is not possible with a ‘pen to paper’ sketchnote. Our image of the week comes to us courtesy of Marcel van Hove. His sketchnote highlights key takeaways from a podcast episode. Here he used tags with embedded Soundcloud segments and more.

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Using ThingLink to Explore Global Issues

Gregory Allen

We are pleased to feature a Friday guest post by Gregory Allar, a talented ThingLink Certified Educator who is a Special Lecturer for the International Studies Program at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan.  We hope you are inspired by Gergory’s post.

Be sure to follow Gregory on Twitter @gregallar

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Image of the Week: Create a Classroom Virtual Tour

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.

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Reserve Your Spot in the ThingLink Teacher Challenge in June!

We invite educators to take the 4th Annual ThingLink Summer Teacher Challenge in June. Learn to leverage the power of ThingLink Premium tools and explore the vast possibilities of teaching and learning with 360/VR.

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Image of the Week: Take a Coral Reef Adventure!

Ever wish you could take your students on an adventure of a lifetime? Today’s school budgets limit travel, but ThingLink 360/VR has no limits. Our image of the week, courtesy of Dr. Larysa Nadolny, takes students on a deep sea dive to have a coral reef adventure.

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Use the Teleport 360 Editor App on a Chromebook

Great news! Teachers and students can use the new Teleport Editor App on a Chromebook to create interactive 360 learning experiences. Now it’s easier than ever to create engaging 360/VR lessons, field trips and student projects with access to a library of pre-loaded 360 images. The Teleport Editor App for Android is available to download for free from Google Play with a ThingLink Premium Teacher subscription.

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Image of the Week: Interactive Technology Resources

Any new technology always brings with it a learning curve; a ThingLink interactive image can be a technology resource for learning how to navigate the new tool. Our image of the week comes to us from ThingLink Certified Educator, John Sowash, author of  The Chromebook Classroom. John’s tutorial on Chromebook tips & tricks is a fantastic interactive image.

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