Tried it Tuesday- Thinglink

It's been too long since I've linked up with my friend Holly for her Tried it Tuesday.  We've been studying cells in science and I had a worksheet of a plant cell ready to be copied and labeled by my students today.  But at the last minute I remembered some interesting posts I'd read lately about Thinglink, a website that lets you tag images and make them interactive.

So we quickly and easily set up Thinglink accounts and uploaded an image we found online of a plant cell.  Then we located and labeled the different parts with brief definitions for each.  I love that in addition to text, you can also tag a hyperlink.  For our chloroplasts, we tagged a video from Studyjams that explains how photosynthesis works.

Now, instead of a boring worksheet, my kiddos each have their own interactive visual of a plant cell to reference.  This is why I love technology.

Feel free to check out one of my kiddos' Thinglink below.


  1. This is cool. What a great way to make something not so exciting so much better. Thanks for the trip!

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  2. That is really cool. I'm going to have to check out Thinglink. I love how this fits right into the idea of visual literacy and making connections--but it also teaches how to interconnected everything is from a science and technology perspective.

    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  3. Oooh....HOW PERFECT! My kids are supposed to label the Solar System tomorrow...I'm doing this instead! YAAAAAAAAAAAY! Thank you!
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  4. This is so cool!! The possibilities are endless. I always love your tips, Kristin!! I am super excited that last Friday I received three new iPads for my room. :)
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  5. I love this site! I downloaded the app, too! I can see my math students using this a lot!