Module 1: Design your Digital Self

Download the ThingLink mobile app (iOS/Android). Take a selfie, or upload your own picture/avatar. Next, add tags, including an audio tag, to introduce yourself to the ThingLink community.

Module 2: Use our Library to Create a 360 Story

Every ThingLink starts with an image. Go to the 360 library, browse through the images and think about the type of story you want to tell. After you select an image, use the clone tool to add the image to your account. Look around the image and decide what kind of story you would like to tell. Creating a story script may make this easier to think through (example). Add tags with images, links, icons, and more to tell your story. 

Module 3: Design a Virtual Audio Tour

Choose a theme or topic for your tour. Use a script or story map to plan ahead. Choose at least 2 images from the 360 image library that fit your theme. Upload background audio or audio tags to each image to tell your story. Connect your 360 images using the transition tag to turn your images into a tour.

Module 4: Capture your World Through 360

In this module, we'll take our own 360 images. If you have a 360 camera like the Ricoh Theta, this is a great time to use it. If not, no worries — download the Google Street View app and take your photo there. Upload your image to ThingLink and add tags with text, images, video, audio and more. Make sure to add tag labels and customize your icons and color scheme.

Module 5: Shift Learning from Consumption to Creativity

Identify standards, learning goals, or objectives that would be well suited to a visual learning experience. Start with an essential question to prompt students to uncover the answers through research and experiences. Upload or clone an image and add tags with the essential question and standards for your students to explore. Challenge students to clone the image and add tags to answer the Essential Questions and demonstrate learning.