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New look for web and mobile

This week marks the release of several exciting updates including new icons and a new mobile view.

NEW ICONS

First, we have streamlined our icon selection to include new useful icons for all users.  Free users, EDU users and Paid users will all have access to different icons.  Click here to see the icons in action!

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NEW MOBILE VIEW

Our sleek, new mobile view showcases a larger image that is easier to “like”.

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ThingLink as seen on Facebook mobile

 

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ThingLink seen on mobile thinglink.com

 

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Create Interactive Albums with ThingLink Channels

Now teachers and students can create collections of work within the safety of their own ThingLink Teacher classroom with an exciting new feature known as Channels.

ThingLink Channels provide users with the ability to organize images into embeddable interactive albums with the click of a button. Teachers and students have the flexibility to build Channels that are connected to learning goals and compliment classroom routines.  Channels are a fantastic addition to ThingLink Teacher, with many opportunities for use for teaching and learning. 

Ways to Use ThingLink Channels

 

Create a ThingLink Channel in 3 Steps

  1. Select an image and click the Edit icon.
  2. Click on the Add to channel link, just above the image.
  3. Select a channel or Create a New Channel, then click Done.

ThingLink has plans to continue to improve the functionality of Channels. One improvement in the works is an option to arrange images within a channel. They are also exploring the possibility of adding other people’s images to a channel, with notification features. All of this is in the works! Suggestions from teachers are always welcome at ThingLink, so if you have an idea please share it.

Learn to Use New ThingLink Teacher Features

Explore a Channel of resources and tutorials to help you build your own ThingLink Classroom.

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ThingLink supports educational institutions and non-profits.

In the past months an increasing number of educational and non-profit organizations have discovered ThingLink and started using it on their websites and social media channels.

For example, Medicines Sans Frontiers UK uses ThingLink for embedding educational videos on top of images on their website.

 

 
Organizations like Little Kids Rock have introduced new ways for fundraising through images by using a special donation tag with a direct link to their donation site.

We at ThingLink are committed to supporting schools, teachers, librarians, students and non-profit institutions with robust accounts that enable creative and productive uses of interactive images.

We appreciate educators like Donna Baumbach (@AuntyTech), Susan Oxnevad (@soxnevad), Jamie Forshey (@edutech20) and many others, who constantly share new ways of using ThingLink to engage students in visual storytelling and activities that support the Common Core.

If you are working in the education and non-profit sectors, please ask for a free account upgrade. Mention your school or organization. Write to education@ThingLink.com.

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