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Thinglink Video: A New Realm of Pop-up-bilities!

July3

thinglink videoIt might be hard to imagine, but Thinglink just powered up it educational value with a new release: ThingLink Video. That means that users not only have the capability of transforming images into a dynamic multimedia sensations—complete with embedded links, images, audio and video—but this new feature now provides users with an interface to create pop-up videos using the same interactive content.

Yeah, if all of that sounds super cool, that’s because it is. Plus, ThingLink Video is simple to use, free and most importantly, yet another way for teachers to totally engage their students in learning.

I received early access to the beta version of the new edtech gem yesterday and since then, created the example shown below using a digital citizenship video my Tech Club students produced earlier this year.

Note: As the video is rolling, be sure to click on the “pins” that become visible on the screen to access additional information related to the video.

Want to create your own ThingLink Video? Then register for an account here. You can even watch an excellent tutorial created by Thinglink guru Susan Oxnevad as a quick guide for getting started on your new pop-up masterpiece!

Classroom Connection:

From an instructional standpoint—students not only love being engaged, but they also appreciate having the opportunity to discover new content. So why not generate a ThingLink Video as a means for them to explore additional info and/or extend learning related to a particular topic or concept?

Because some video creation tools and apps are limited in the amount of information that can be included, ThingLink Video could also be utilized by students to enhance videos they create and publish to YouTube.

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“Thinglink Video: A New Realm of Pop-up-bilities!”

  1. July 15th, 2014 at 4:35 pm       Jean Desjardins Says:

    You’re completely right : ThingLink for video is gonna be a huge hit. Its in French but I took some advance and built a ressource page for it. You can access it below. One o the good things I do in it is pit ThingLink against Edpuzzle, which we also love very much. The former will be better for active pedagogy while the latter should remain the best webtool to flip your classroom.

    ==> http://sainte-anne-technopedagogique.weebly.com/enrichir-les-videacuteos-du-web-avec-thinglink_videacuteo.html


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