Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Not the Same Old Presentation

We've all been there. Counting the minutes until it's over. Trying to look interested. Yep you guessed it - we are sitting through another boring PowerPoint presentation with way too many slides, fonts and transitions. It doesn't matter if the presentation was made by a third grade student or an admired administrator - no one wants to sit through a bad presentation.

Sometimes PowerPoint gets a bad wrap. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great tool, but there are so many great tools out there - why do we think the only way to create a presentation is by using PowerPoint.

And in walks Thinglink

Thinglink is a website that lets you create an interactive image containing images, videos, text, music and more. By creating hot spots, one single image can become your entire presentation. Each hot spot links to an element in your presentation - an online document, a short video or more pictures - that help you tell your story.

Check out a few Thinglinks to get your creative juices flowing - 

Famous Monuments of an Ancient World
Map of Italy
Classical Composers
Percussion Family

There is no limit to what you can do with Thinglink - for students and teachers. I think this would be a great way to put together tutorials for students. Teachers could create one thinglink with all of the links right inside. Students only have to know one link to get everything they need.

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