ThingLink is a tool — available on the Web as well as iOS and Android — for embedding multimedia content in images or videos. The media-embedding process, for both teachers and students, simply involves uploading an image or video and linking it to other resources on the Web. Links can lead users to informational Web pages, audio recordings, and videos. Prompts guide users most of the way, and a Search Content option helps support the embedding process with links to commonly used Web resources.
Here is a ThingLink I created for you to try…
Pinterest is a great resource for teacher to get ideas and inspiration for activities in the classroom. It’s a digital “pinboard” that you can search for ideas and information, create boards of your own to store your collection of resources and can be available for other to see too.
Head over to Pinterest, sign up and have a look around.
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