It sure looks and sounds like a cool tool, but how will it enrich learning? In terms of teaching academic vocabulary, Thinglink acts as a digital tool that can help contruct knowledge and differentiate instruction about vocabulary. Students can create ThingLinks that are embedded in their personal blogs or assignments. Here is a neat Video on creating a Thinglink. I found a super example of a ThingLink that focuses on Teaching in the 21st Century. Another neat Thinglink I found focused on the Digital Classroom.
It can be as simple as a novel study introduction. Here is a created Thinglink for a 5th Grade Social Studies Project. It is created by Susan Oxnevad.
My plan is to use this digital tool in my science lessons. For example, we are currently learning about the Weather Watch right now. I hope to have students create a Thinglink on Clouds. I hope to share with you soon!
Thank you Thinglink and Cool Tools for the 21st Century blog.