ThingLink About Page
– Good tool for inviting students to closely examine and critically engage with images
– An interactive media platform that empowers publishers, educators, brands, and bloggers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos and videos
1. Go to http://thinglink.com and create an account.
2. After confirming your account (they’ll send you an email with a link to confirm), navigate to your dashboard.
3. Click Create+ to upload a new image. You can upload an image from your hard drive, link to an image using a url, import an image from Facebook, or import public flickr images.
4. You will be prompted to add tags (annotations), a title, and to search for content. You can select many parts/areas of your image to tag. You are also able to link to other media, or can put plain text. Click save image when complete.
5. Once created, you can embed the image or share it on social media. Scrolling over the image makes the annotations visible.
Embedding the image to your blog
1. Click share. A box will pop up with options to link or embed. Copy the code found in the embed box.
2. Navigate to your WordPress install. Find where you want to embed the image on your site (a new blog post, a page, etc.).
3. In the upper right hand corner of the text box, click text (the default is visual). Paste the code you copied from ThingLink there. Once the post/page is published or updated, your image will be visible.