Bulldogger Tech Talk
February 18 - 22, 2019
ThingLink is a free program that allows users to turn regular images into interactive graphics. Users create multiple "hot spots" on the image to provide information, audio, pictures, videos, or links to more information. The interactive images can be embedded in any blog or website.
So, how can you use ThingLink in your classroom??
- Use ThingLink as a unit intro. Create an interactive graphic to spark interest in the unit.
- Book reports. Students can create hot spots with the required book report information while providing links to additional websites.
- History or Science reports. Students can research specific things in an image and create the hot spots to explore. This would be great for mini-biographies!
- Math Solutions. Create interactive practice graphics for math problems. Or better yet, have the students create interactive math problems to help them study.
Panic Button Extension
EVERY TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THIS EXTENSION
PanicButton lets you hide all of your windows and tabs at once and opens a preset window—some people refer to this as a “boss” button. You can even password-protect the button so they can’t restore the tabs without it. If the button is too obvious, a keyboard shortcut can be used instead.
Create a Website with Weebly!
Weebly is a wonderfully accessible website builder that lets you create a great looking website without having to write a single line of code. It's drag-and-drop editing tool makes it easy to create professional looking websites with ease. However, students who want to try their hand at HTML or CSS have that option through Weebly. Weebly offers free services with options for upgrade. Weebly also offers several premade themes, making initial set up easy! You can use Weebly on most devices, as well. This is a great, easy to use option for student and teacher websites!