ThingLink is an App that allows you to create interactive pictures that can be shared across a range of platforms including iPad, smartphone and PC.
On the iPad, you can import pictures (for example, a piece of student’s work or an image associated with that day’s lesson). You can then add text, which could be used to explain a piece of marking or give information on an image. However, what’s really impressive is that you can add videos from your camera roll that you’ve created as well as links from YouTube. You could use this to create a museum style, guided tour in your classroom or even for homework, allowing for independent learning. For example, you (or indeed, students) could create images where each picture contains links to a YouTube with information on that image. This would be perfect for poets, historical figures, athletes, chefs reading out recipes, popular foreign celebrities speaking in their own language…the possibilities are endless.
ThingLink is a free App from the App store (click here).
Below is an example of some marking using ThingLink (click here for the interactive page)
Click here for the interactive image of the History based interactive page above.