You can easily create projects that connect to developing digital literacy skills and addressing Common Core reading and writing standards, ISTE, and others.
Remember - it doesn’t have to be 360°! Click the image for a tutorial video, and then check out some of the ideas below.
Here are a few of my ThingLink tours. Note the YouTube, image and text integrations.
Sensoji Temple Complex 浅草寺 | Tokyo, Japan
Graves of the 47 Ronin at Sengakuji Temple (泉岳寺) | Kanagawa, Japan
Mitsumine Shrine 三峰神社 | Chichibu, Japan
How about some other ideas?
- Create virtual tours of places.
- Create a campus map. Use icons to show if a hotspot is a video, or a particular kind of information.
- Create a kind of ‘hyperdoc’, but with a media-rich platform.
- Create an interactive map of your community with popup images. Take a screenshot from Google Earth and use it as your base.
- Curate online resources for a project.
- Have students annotate an image to demonstrate learning. (for example, a primary source document in history)
- Annotate an image that shows a process, numbering the hotspots to guide the viewer. (ie) the volcanic process
- Create a timeline of events in a story or event in history.
- Create a floor plan.
ThingLink is also updating regularly and has a new Tour Creator feature.
Keep up with the ThingLink blog for educators. (they have one for businesses as well)