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Voicethread

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VoiceThread


VoiceThread- http://voicethread.com

 

Voice Thread is a tool that allows you to upload images and create a narrative that goes along with the photo. It is an online media album that allows people to make comments, either audio or text, and share them with anyone they wish. A VoiceThread allows an entire group's story to be told and collected in one place. 

How Do I get started with VoiceThread?

    1. Join the site and set-up an account

    2. Set up student identities on Voicethread

    3. Upload a drawing or digital picture to the corresponding student identity.

    4. Add audio commentary.

    5. Save your voicethread and copy the embed code.

    6. Embed your voicethread onto your wiki using the HTML/Java Script code

Podcasts about Voice Thread

Thoughts on using VoiceThread in the Classroom 

Assessment

  • As an assessment tool, VT allows a student to orally comment on and make written notations on the picture. 

Foreign Language

  • Teacher creates a series of Voicethreads and students could practice either repeating or responding.  Could be used as drill and practice or for assessment. 

Field Trips

  • Teacher assign groups of students to explain the digital pictures taken during the trip and how they relate to curriculum topics. 

Art

  • Scanned images of student artwork could be used for students to critique their own works or that of fellow students. 

Language Arts 

  • Using scanned images of writing pieces, students could comment as part of a reflective phase of the writing process.

  • Post an image as a prewriting activity and allow students to respond orally in an idea-generating phase.   There is a great magnifying feature that would allow text to be read.
  • Use for vocabulary development and oral expression in Speech/Language and ESL/ELL classes.
  • ESOL students write and record where they come from on a world map.
  • Great Book Stories 

Social Studies

  • Use for Oral Histories
  • Have students bring in an old photo of their family (not studio a photo) to scan and have students record their thoughts and feelings or story behind the image.

  • Have students provide a picture of a grandparent then narrate what they learned about that grandparent from interviewing him/her. Could also might be used for local history projects (pictures of local sites) or war veteran stories. 

Math

  • Have stduents explain a new concept.
  • K-7 Mathcasts 500 Project
  • In elementary math, students are having to show multiple strategies for solving problems. On VT picture could have multiple entries with each new student entry being a different strategy or comment about an already-posted strategy.  It promotes student ownership and authentic math language.  

Science 

  • Use as a way to report on an experiment.