This was a very helpful review! It definitely looks like something I would implement in my classroom. I liked the examples you gave! Thanks!
Amanda, I can see how we can use this as a PD for our Staff Meeting. I might use it with our Rigor Book Staff Meetings. Love it!
I like it, I like it a lot. It was very informative. I too like the examples you gave. It is user friendly, bright and inviting. I would like to learn more. Thanks for sharing. Job Well Done.
I love this resource! I think it is something that can be used with all learners. I also love the incorporation of visuals and the hotspots. Plus this makes learning a one stop shop, and can hold all resources needed for your lessons. I wanted to share a thinglink that I created for a middle school Professional Development series on rigor and critical thinking in the classroom. http://www.thinglink.com/scene/588417172007550977
This is a great resource for teachers! For primary teachers, I could see it being used as a lesson starter to extract prior knowledge from students. Then after teaching, clicking the tags to give additional information. Wonderful resource and review!
I like the versatility of ThingLink. You can find ways to use it for all grade levels. You can also use it as a teacher resource to help model assignments and use it as a student resource for projects.
Great resource and review of Thinglink! I think this is something that can be implemented in several of my classes. I can see using this in my STEM unit with my 5th grade or in introducing different Digital Citizenship to classes.
I really love have Thinglink can be used for all subject and grades. Being a high school teacher, I am not sure how much the younger grades could create, but they could definitely use this tool! This is a great resource that you created!
This is a great review with lots of information! I think I am going to try using Thinglink as a learning tool for my first graders for our unit on Cultures. Maybe I can create a Thinglink for the culture I teach the students and then give it as an option to my more advanced students to create one instead of a powerpoint, Pixie or Voki. Thanks for sharing.
I really liked reading your review. This seems like a great resource I would love to use in my classroom! I liked how you had directions throughout the picture what to do last, what to think about and what you will be discussing in small group. This will allow students to be prepared before going to your small group.
I'd love to try using ThingLink in my classroom! Like Anitra said, it would be a great way to concentrate on student's prior knowledge before a lesson. I'll have to see if I can think of some other "primary" ways to use it!
Thanks for sharing about ThingLink! I think it is a valuable tool that can be used by students in any grade. I think I am going to try it in my class as a way to give students background knowledge when reading informational texts.
These ideas are great about ThingLink! I noticed that you recommend this tool for 3rd grade and up. I think this could also be used as an engagement piece and introduction to a lesson for the primary grades. This is a wonderful tool!
ThingLink is a powerful tech resource! Great examples and articles.
I definitely think this can be used with many age ranges! I think for the younger students it would be better as something for them to access and view rather than to create themselves.
I really like that you included an example using text. It is an amazing tool for all students and can really help you differentiate to make students more independent and be in control of their reading. I did something similar to your close reading example in social studies to include videos and ask probing questions. I agree that it is great that everything opens in one window and I love that you access it on a laptop or ipad.
Great review. I like the potential of having students create their own thinglink. For sport, it would be great to have a picture of a game in progress and have the student create links that identify and describe the individual roles of each player. For fitness, a picture of a body could be complimented with links of how to improve health of the different component parts, as well as identifiers for the anatomy. This looks like a very valuable technology to enhance education.
I really enjoyed checking out your review on ThingLink! Your examples of how a teacher could implement this in his/her classroom are great! In fact, you gave me some great ideas on how I could use this with my ninth graders! I may use this as an interactive project for an upcoming science fiction book the students will be reading. I like how you can take an image and do something unique with it through all of the different ways you can post various resources and information on it.
I loved your review of ThingLink! It truly shows how it can be implemented in the classroom and for all learners. I have so many ideas about how I can use it in the Social Studies classroom!
Amanda Newman is a 5th Grade teacher in Howard County, Maryland. She is also a graduate student in Loyola University's Educational Technology program.