ThingLink's new Unsplash integration provides over a million free images for creating interactive visual media

Posted by Kyla Ball on Apr 29, 2021 5:06:22 AM

This year we partnered with image library Unsplash to give you instant easy access to over a million searchable, free images for use in all your ThingLinks.


We know that it can sometimes be tricky to source the perfect great quality royalty-free image for your interactive creations. But with our new Unsplash library feature, you can search and choose high resolution images that will always be free  - even for all commercial uses.

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Topics: immersive learning, Tour Creator, contextual learning, ThingLink, interactive, learning experience, image library, royalty free, Popular

ThingLink and Canva: Now anyone can create stunning interactive media

Posted by ThingLink Team on Apr 13, 2021 4:57:42 AM

We’re really excited to share that ThingLink has today announced an integration with Canva, the global visual communications platform. An option to create base graphics with Canva is added directly to ThingLink’s creation flow, allowing users to quickly create professional-looking interactive materials for online education, training, marketing, and communications.

UPDATE! Join us on May 6th @11am PDT - 1pm CDT - 7pm BST for an exclusive joint webinar for our global educators. Learn how to create interactive, accessible and engaging learning experiences with Canva and ThingLink. Register via this thinglink or watch live on Facebook. 

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Topics: How To, education, ThingLink, interactive, learning experience, canva, graphic design, Popular

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, Popular

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, Popular

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, Popular

Medical School Recreates Patient Scenarios to Provide Realistic Experiences

Posted by Kyla Ball on Nov 6, 2020 9:39:28 AM

When Covid cancelled a medical school’s in-person workshop, ThingLink provided a realistic scenario where students pieced together individual data to diagnose and create a patient management plan.

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Topics: Featured, hospitals, residential care, creativity, digital skills, Medical training, higher education, contextual learning, Popular

Return to Learn Webinar

Posted by Louise Jones on Aug 11, 2020 9:24:21 AM

ThingLink's Return to Learn Webinar!

We hope this finds you well and you’ve all enjoyed a break over the summer.   We would like to invite you to join us in a Return to Learn Webinar to hear more about the plans and developments for ThingLink, and to hear ideas from the community. We have been incredibly impressed with the examples shared across our communities and felt a webinar would be a good opportunity to share them with you all.

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Topics: 21st century learning, partners, digital skills, Popular

ThingLink launches a MEC course on creating visual learning materials for blended learning

Posted by Louise Jones on Jun 2, 2020 1:07:15 AM

To help educators overcome some of the practical challenges related to blended learning environments, ThingLink launches a new course in the Microsoft Education Centre called "Creating Visual Learning Materials". 

In this beginner-level introductory course aimed at teachers and education professionals, educators will learn how they can create visual learning materials to engage their students and publish to school communities to keep connected.

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Topics: How To, education, edtech, online learning, remote learning, Office 365, Microsoft Teams, creativity, teaching, training, Popular

Keele University uses ThingLink to ensure new students can still visit, tour and explore the campus

Posted by Louise Jones on May 1, 2020 10:16:52 AM

New ThingLink Spotlights!

We recently shared with you a blog post detailing ways colleges and universities are creating virtual tours and field trips overcoming current challenges. We wished to dive into this topic a little further and share with you some of our recent favourites and show how you can begin to recreate these yourself (and be a little bit playful with our format!) In this ThingLink Spotlight hear directly from Luke Hobson and how he creatively tackled some of the challenges all education establishments are finding at the moment.

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Topics: How To, education, 360photos, virtual tour, Spotlight, edtech, Map, online learning, remote learning, Popular

10 project ideas for developing students' creativity and digital storytelling skills at home

Posted by Ulla-Maaria Koivula on Mar 21, 2020 10:50:56 PM

When schools are closed, students spend lots of time on their laptops and mobile devices. How can you put those devices to use in a way that develops their creativity? Schools, districts and cities: Contact us at education@thinglink.com to activate your ThingLink account today.

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Topics: student-centered learning, distance learning, remote learning, creativity, digital storytelling, home, digital skills, Popular

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