Thinglink in the classroom


February 12, 2015 by dragonflytraining

Author: Mark Anderson, @ICTEvangelist

A tool I’ve used many times in the classroom is Thinglink. I often forget how brilliant it is for lots of different purposes:

  • shared curation of resources and research
  • a place to put contextual links to different elements of a project
  • a way to share learning
  • a way to explain interactively different elements of an infographic
  • sharing information with parents

…so forth and so on.

If you’re looking for more ideas, Richard Byrne has shared a presentation by Donna Baumbach with more than 65 ideas for using Thinglink in the classroom on his blog here.

I’ve been lucky enough to spend an evening with a good friend of mine tonight who asked me for a way to make different elements of an image ‘tappable’ and interactive and my first thought was Thinglink (the result of a quick practice session is below).

There are lots of ways in which you can make one, either via the app on the App Store or the Play Store. You can also make them directly on the Thinglink website.

Are you using Thinglink in the classroom? I’d love to hear your ideas on it if you are.


To view courses delivered by Mark Anderson for Dragonfly Training this term, please visit the following link:

One thought on “Thinglink in the classroom

  1. Donna Baumbach says:

    The document you referenced, Ways to Use Thinglink in the Classroom, has been revised and updated. It is a public read-only file you can find here:

    I hope you’ll add some of your own ideas and examples! You can do that here:

    Your idea will be moved to the main file asap. If you don’t see it within a few days, let me know!

    I also have a big “bag o’ resources” at

    I love Thinglink!

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