Early this year I came across Symbaloo via Susan Oxnevad's Blog. I started creating and using this for students in my class. Instead of creating invidual links on a webpage I can create a whole page with visual links. The first Symbaloo is one I use for my students and the second is websites I intergrate in our studies. You will have to scroll right and left to see the whole Symbaloo
ThingLink is a Web 2.0 tool used to create interactive images. Creating an account was a quick and simple process. Once your account is created, you are set to construct your first Thinglink. To create your ThingLink you must choose an image. The image can be uploaded from your hard drive, dragged or dropped from your computing device, imported from Facebook or Flicker, or you can link to an image on the web. After choosing one of these methods, your image pops up and is ready for editing.
Edudemic has an article entitled "10 Innovative Ways to use ThingLink in the Classroom." Once you have your image you can edit it. When you first edit your image you will want to give a title. You will also need to choose if you want to make the image unlisted, meaning that only those with a link can see it, and whether or not you wish for anyone to edit it.
After making these two decisions, you may click on your image and add a link. After copying the link, one may type a description is so desired and assign an icon for that link. In the example below I have the video triangle for videos, a black circle for comments, and an exclamation point for informational websites. Feel free to comment on what you think of ThingLink and if its not obvious you are able to embed your image.