A few weeks ago I wrote about my favorite sources for images for language learning and teaching. Today I’d like to write about another great tool: Thinglink. This one is actually for adding meta info to images: text, links, other images, videos, etc.
It’s quite easy to do: you upload an image, designate areas on that image and add the desired information. That’s it. You can then embed the enhanced image to your blog, course management system site or a social media site, like Facebook. Here’s a very crude example of what can be accomplished in about 2 minutes (for more creative examples, click here). Move your mouse cursor over the small circles on the images to get some info. To showcase other media, I added a youtube video for the cheese and a wikipedia link for the sparkling wine.