ThingLink (www.thinglink.com) is an interactive poster that takes everything to the next level. This allows the creator to add in audio, video, pictures and text without ever leaving the original poster.
Since I am a generalist (teaching all aspects of the curriculum) and I am fortunate enough to be sharing a class set of chrome books next year with my neighbour teacher, I wanted to see some of the ways that I could use chrome books outside the box. So for me – math is one of the toughest subject areas to not just rely on a textbook. So when I stumbled across this, it seemed perfect!
Math App Examples. Created by: Lkilbourn@dpisd.org https://www.thinglink.com/scene/750844796775432193
I would use ThingLink in my classroom in several different ways:
I love the idea that Jennifer Gonzalez provided to have students create their own ThingLink as a get to know you at the beginning of the year, so this will be a part of my
Math: have an equation and have students write in the steps to explain in
Given a budget – share how you would spend your salary
Science: To share a life cycle/rock cycle – label it. Add details to explain what’s happening
Show a chemical reaction – students research how it happened/video explanation; explain key terms; link to other similar reactions
Social Studies: Label a map
Look at the historical significance in a photo – what do you notice? Who/What is shown? What happened as a result of? When was this? How did the events unfold?
Language Arts: Writing directions ex. how to make the best grilled cheese
Author study – basic facts; author Q&A; writing process
Given a picture with opposing sides – have students write from each person’s perspective
Label and explain different literary devices as found in literature
Literature Circle project – highlight some of the key moments in a story without giving it all away
Music: Showcasing different instrument sounds with a picture of an orchestra/jazz combo
Research project on a particular group/musician including photos/song clips/interviews following a theme ex. Canadian musicians, Black history month, classical music, indie artists
Art: Choose an artist – get some basic facts of their life; showcase some of their work; share the technique that they are famous for