ThingLink: Interactive Graphics

Published On: February 18th, 2016·By ·

Create Interactive Content with ThingLink


101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 34
A picture is worth a thousand words with ThingLink. This site empowers teachers and students to create engaging and informative content using images. Individuals can upload any image and add in information in the form of text, links to other sites, or videos. Then viewers can click on any of the information circles and learn about that specific piece of the image. ThingLink can be used for engaging student projects, as a new storytelling platform, or as a fun way for teachers to present new information to their students.

How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We've been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what's good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we'll throw 'em into the hopper.


Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to

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