In my example below I made the 'directions' for a World History (or Art History or College Teacher Ed) Educational Technology assignment with the red bullet/tag (the look of the tags is limited in the 'free' version) as directions while steps of the assignment were labeled with letters A-E.
Projecting ThingLinks like these in class could help facilitate class discussions or be a more creative way that students could lead lectures. Randomly selected students could even use a SmartBoard and lead the discussion through tag choice. Subsequently, once proficient in navigating ThingLinks, students could create their own to show understanding topics through their own writings, videos or narratives linked to an original picture or video.
Group collaboration is also possible in the 'free' educator version of this tool as a ThingLink can be set to allow editing by anyone from co-teachers to groups of students to parent/families. Teachers can upload students and create groups, allowing for class or differentiated group assigning.
Assessment can even be done through properly associated tags as a Google Doc or Google Form can be connected to a tag allowing for assessment of learning from a ThingLink.
There are even more features available in the upgraded version ($35) such as assigning certain ThingLinks to specific students, to tracking statistics and clicks.
Ideas abound for a tool like this; lessons/presentations, portfolios, professional development, and even advertising of upcoming school events. What other ideas can you think of for ThingLink?
*(This is not a sponsored post but I do love your product ThingLink!)