Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I am linking up with The Fourth Grade Flipper today for Tried It Tuesday and The Eager Teacher for Teachers Talking Tech on Thursdays. Summer gives me time to sit down and have time to explore new ideas. My husband bought me an iPad after I was hired at my new school. I have had an iPad all year, but it belonged to my old school so I had to return it. I really enjoy having my own personal iPad, because I can use it however I desire. So, I've been downloading several new apps to try out. One that I found that I am liking is ThingLink. 

  Click the image to go to ThingLink website.

ThingLink takes a plain image and makes it interactive. You can add text, video, sound, and web content to your image. According to ThingLinks website, "Every image contains a story and ThingLink helps you tell your stories. Follow image channels from your favorite bands, bloggers and friends. Your ThingLink interactive images form a channel that other users can follow."


Above is my first ThingLink image. 

I give this app 2 thumps up!  Oh...and a bonus plus to this app...it's FREE!

Classroom uses:
Label a picture or diagram (cells, plant parts, the water cycle, etc.) and then add sound and explanation to the picture. This could be a great summative assessment. 
Make an interactive how to piece
Share with parents what students are doing in class
Embed images into student blogs
Students could include pictures from books and give interactive book reports that they can post to a blog or class webpage


  1. This is awesome! I have to check this out this summer:) I am jealous that you are already enjoying vacay! Thanks for linking up:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  2. I'll definitely check out this app. I just recently got my very own iPad mini!
    I'm Lovin Lit

  3. I love your ideas for ways to use this app in the classroom. I will definitely have to play around with it this summer!

    Thanks for leaving a comment at my blog -- I'm following you back. Glad we could connect because it seems we've got a lot in common!

    Take care,
    Eberopolis: Teaching Reading & Writing with Technology

    1. Thanks for following me! I agree that we do have a lot in common! My plans for tomorrow including spending a chunk of time on my iPad, especially checking out that GoodRead app.


  4. Cool Kim!! Thanks for sharing and linking up. I've never heard of this app until now!

    The Eager Teacher


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