How to embed web-based tools and sites into a ThingLink

Posted by Louise Jones on Mar 5, 2021 8:48:01 AM

Keep Everyone on the Same Page! How to embed web-based tools and sites into a ThingLink.

The ThingLink editor provides 4 incredibly powerful tag types:  A combination Text and Media Tag, a plain Text Tag, a Tour Tag to link your ThingLinks together and - last but by no means least - the impressively versatile ‘Embed Tag’. In this post we provide a little more information on the what, how and why of using this deceptively simple yet impactful tag.

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Topics: Interactive video, How To, education, Product Marketing, Touchscreen, remote learning, creativity, digital storytelling, digital skills, teacher training, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive, embed

NEW! ThingLink Saimaa - a next level user interface for streamlined content management (updated 2021)

Posted by ThingLink Team on Feb 22, 2021 4:54:19 PM

February 22, 2021 - Saimaa Interface Update - the year 2021 has accelerated the adoption of new solutions for online learning and publishing at an unprecedented pace. At ThingLink, the increased demand shows as a sharp 50% increase in new monthly signups.  Over 100,000 new users login to ThingLink every month to create engaging visual experiences for their students, employees or customers. For may, ThingLink has become a home for hundreds, even thousands of interactive images and videos. Our new interface offers them improved options for arranging and managing this content.

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, How To, Product Marketing, online learning, distance learning, creativity, digital skills, contextual learning, feature update

Fake it and Make it!

Posted by Louise Jones on Feb 22, 2021 2:57:46 AM

Create your own 360° Gallery with our new Canva Template and ThingLink It!

The ThingLink Team are often asked for advice on how to create 360° images. To be helpful,  we have created support pages on taking 360° photographic images using a 360 camera or even with a smartphone and app such as Google Street View.  

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Topics: How To, VR, 360, Images, exhibition, Tour Creator, creativity, digital skills, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive

A regional newspaper attracts a global audience with an interactive map of Scottish dialects

Posted by Kyla Ball on Feb 19, 2021 4:24:28 AM

Newspapers across the globe are moving increasingly online and in many cases behind pay walls. But with so much free content to compete with, how do regional titles provide unique and relevant insights as well as ongoing value to their readership?

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Topics: Featured, editor, Spotlight, Infographic, Map, creativity, ThingLink, interactive, journalism

Partnership news: ThingLink brings physical environments to Claned's digital learning platform

Posted by ThingLink Team on Feb 17, 2021 5:46:35 AM

ThingLink and Claned, two Finnish education technology companies operating in the global online learning space, announce a commercial partnership through which customers can access the two services on one platform at a bundled price.  The goal of this partnership is to improve the quality of online learning by offering a complete  solution including an adaptive digital learning space with engaging, multi-sensory learning experiences from real-world environments.

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Topics: VR, partners, online learning, contextual learning, interactive, experiential learning

Henri Pennanen joins ThingLink to build new models for interactive content production and teacher training

Posted by ThingLink Team on Feb 15, 2021 10:06:45 AM

ThingLink’s Finnish team continues to grow as Henri Pennanen joins the team to lead new content production initiatives for education and workforce development. We’ve had the pleasure to collaborate with Henri already in several projects that involved virtual tour and course creation for teacher training and skills development, and are very happy about him now joining ThingLink full time! In this interview, we asked Henri about teacher training; its current challenges and opportunities.

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Topics: virtual reality, edtech, workplace learning, corporate training, digital skills, training, future skills, teacher training

New Expeditions: ThingLink Releases a Stunning 360° Image Library

Posted by ThingLink Team on Feb 9, 2021 4:11:54 AM

Now available in our new interface - ThingLink’s 360° Image Library is a curated collection of professional 360° images from culturally relevant natural and historic sites. You can use the images to build immersive learning experiences and to travel virtually across the world.

How to access the 360° Image Library?

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Topics: Featured, Visual Web, How To, virtual tour, 360, New Feature, cultural preservation, online learning, remote learning, creativity, higher education, contextual learning, Field Trips, ThingLink

Bringing Literature To Life with an Escape Room

Posted by Kyla Ball on Jan 25, 2021 6:29:47 AM

K12 Teachers Create Spooky And Spectacular Escape Room To Bring Literature Topic To Life

How do you ensure students stay focussed in the wide world of online learning? ThingLink escape rooms like this atmospheric example are simple to create - and keep classes on task!

Over the last year, teachers all over the world have used innovative ways to engage their students in online learning. But it can still be a challenge to keep students focussed on a task when the online world offers so much distraction! Teachers Jennifer Ivory and Fatema AlBader at the Al-Bayan Bilingual School in Kuwait created a highly engaging project for their 8th grade students, partly in answer to this very problem.

They created an escape room in ThingLink which they placed into a themed Google Site. The room could only be escaped by reading the sources provided and solving themed puzzles. All the information the students needed could be found and decoded within the ThingLink and the Google Site, meaning minimal distraction.

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Topics: Featured, How To, online learning, G Suite for Education, higher education, ThingLink, Escape Rooms

Emmi Ollila joins ThingLink as eLearning specialist

Posted by ThingLink Team on Jan 18, 2021 9:17:11 AM

 The creation of successful online learning experiences relies on systematic planning and pedagogic expertise. To support our business and academic customers better in their efforts to build new cloud-based practices for learning and skills development, we are happy to share that Emmi Ollila joins the ThingLink team as an eLearning specialist. In this role Emmi will be responsible for several tools and service initiatives related to immersive learning design, visual course and module creation and LMS integration. In this interview, we asked Emmi about learning design and what inspires her in her new job!

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Topics: eLearning, online learning, training, pedagogy

Immersive Learner Journals

Posted by Kyla Ball on Jan 8, 2021 11:04:37 AM

An historic institution looks to the future

Florida A&M University in Tallahassee FL was founded in 1887, and is the highest-ranked of the public HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in the United States. They have been using ThingLink in a variety of ways for the past few years, alongside learning and digital media consultant LMichelle Salvant.

A true EdTech innovator and futurist, LMichelle has long been a proponent of using visual technology to enable young people to best showcase their skills and learning. A ThingLinker herself since 2017, she had initially introduced the platform to FAMU as a platform for virtual tours. More recently she has shown students how they could create their own digital, interactive and immersive multi-media resumes using ThingLink.

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Topics: Featured, How To, online learning, remote learning, higher education, contextual learning, ThingLink, Interactive Resumes

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