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Thinglink


thinglink%20icon.jpgThingLink is an award-winning education technology platform that makes it easy to augment images, videos, and virtual tours with additional information and links.


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TOOLS & FEATURES

  • All text descriptions in image or video hotspots can be read with Immersive Reader.
  • Available both for desktop and mobile devices.
  • Interactive 360° images and videos & virtual walk-throughs and tours give students access to real-world environments.
  • Students 13 and over can create own Thinglink projects.
  • Connect directly to Microsoft Teams.


BEST PRACTICE USE

Students Over 13:  CAN create an account using the SD72 Microsoft Account with informed consent.
Informed Consent PPT.pptx

Students Under 13:  CAN NOT create an account - Parent Consent is required unless the teacher subscribes ($35 anual fee) and creates projects for students to access using a "Join code".

For Teachers:  

Creating an Image in Thinglink

VIDEO TUTORIAL

  1. Go to Thinklink.com and click on "Get Started" to create an account.  
  2. Use your SD72 Microsoft email and password to create your account.
  3. You'll get a page asking for account type and you'll choose "Teacher".
  4. Create your content you will be sharing with your students.  Click HERE to learn how.
    OR
  5. Use the "Explore" tab to search out already created images.
  6. When done, you can share it out to a website using the embed code.
    OR
  7. Share using a link.
    OR
  8. Share directly to a class Team.

IF you have subscribed to the Premium Teacher account, you can create a "course", add your students and have a space for student-created images to be handed-in.

For Students: 

Accessing Teacher Created Image OR Join Code

  1. Access the image directly from the method provided by the teacher - website, link or class Team.
  2. Go to Thinglink.com.  Sign in using your SD72 Microsoft email address and password.
  3. Use the Join Code provided by the teacher to access your specific assignment.

OTHER INFORMATION

Users, please note this resource:

  • stores data in a server is outside of Canada.
  • collects personal information (SD72 Microsoft email address, first & last name).
  • collects computer information (IP address and location).
  • teachers will need to purchase a $35 subscription in order to create projects for students to access.


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