March 25, 2017
ThingLink Edu is one of the best web tools you can use to annotate images and videos and create media rich visuals to share with your students in class. ThingLink enables you to add different layers of interactivity to your content. There are actually over 70 call to action tags to layer your content with including; web links. text, video, image, audio, maps and many more. The process to add Rich Media Tags to your content is ‘as simple as copying the URL into the Link field of the ThingLink tag editor.’
ThingLink offers three unique editors to help you create interactive content:video editor for annotating videos, image editor for annotating images, and 360°/VR editor for annotating 360° images. To use any of these editors, you simply upload your asset, add content and when you are done share with others through an embed code.
‘ThingLink 360° photo editor empowers students to create virtual tours of their favorite places, engaging students like never before. Providing students with opportunities to design and create an interactive 360° image helps students develop critical thinking skills as they construct knowledge through research to demonstrate learning. Images can be explored on desktop, mobile, or with mobile VR headsets such as Google Cardboard.’
As a teacher, you can use Thinglink Edu to annotate videos and images you want to share with students. You can for instance, add text over any part of an image to explain a certain point. You can also embed a link directing students to an external resource with more details on the topic you are covering. Watch the video below created by Susan Oxnevad to learn more about how Thinglink can help you in your teaching.