ThingLink, a cool web tool for creating interactive pictures. Basically, ThingLink allows a user to upload a picture and then enhance it by adding various interactive buttons that point to websites, wikipedia articles, Twitter profiles and more. The interactive pic then lives at its own web address and can be shared in various ways including embedding the picture in websites or blogs.
Another great feature is that if you share your ThingLink pic with other, they can leave comments, making the experience more interactive. Here is a basic introduction to ThingLink:
The first time I played with ThingLink, I created this picture:
I could imagine using Thinglink in several ways. First, I could imagine creating interactive pictures that students could explore to learn about a topic. Imagine making a blueprint of Shakespeare's theater interactive, for example. I could share the link with students and ask them to share their impressions with me via the comments feature.
I also like the idea of having students create their own interactive images as a research project. A student could research a city and then could share what they learn about the city by placing links on a map of that city. They could even link other ThingLink images inside the master image.
Add to that the fact that they can basically upload any type of file to a Google Drive and link those files, and you have a very powerful research delivery tool.
Here are a few links to other ideas for using ThingLink in education:
Make Interactive Images on ThingLink Education
44+ Interesting Ways to Use ThingLink in the Classroom