Posted by Karin Perry in Check this out!.
Tags: Friday Finds, ThingLink
How many times have you had students create poster board presentations over historical events, people, or other course content? Are you and the kids getting bored with it? Well, do I have an idea for you.
ThingLink is a tool I’ve been playing with for a little while now so I was very excited to see this blog post the other day. I’m so thankful for Facebook friends. Between them and my Twitter friends I learn so many great things. (So, take my advice and start using FB and Twitter to build your professional learning network.)
Anyway, this teacher had students create posters about important Revolutionary War figures. Then, instead of just hanging them on the wall for only the people at school to see, the kids took pictures of their poster and embedded ThingLinks on it to make it a virtual presentation and interactive. So, there are article links and videos of the student verbally presenting the information. Now, everyone that visits the class blog can enjoy the Revolutionary War presentations.
Here is a link to the blog and all the posts related to Thinglink and the Revolutionary War project.
Thinglink can be used on the web and on mobile devices.
Please comment below if you have ever used Thinglink in the classroom or library.