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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Voicethread in the Classroom



Voicethread is a site that will allow you to create a multimedia conversation around a picture or series of pictures, an example is above.  Please add your comments to the above example.  Just click the comment button, log in or register, and choose to record your voice, type a comment, phone in a comment, or to use your webcam.   Voicethreads are great for collaborative project based learning in the classroom.  A Voicethread project can be created on any topic.  Use it for students to comment on units of study, book reviews, to discuss what they learned on a field trip, or to share classroom projects with parents and community.  Once your Voicethread is created, you can publish (embed) it in your classroom website, blog, or wiki and invite others to comment.  Of course, you could allow just your students to comment, but why not open it up to the world and make that global connection?

Here are some links to learn more about using Voicethread in the classroom:
Voicethread 4 Education Wiki- examples of student Voicethreads
100 Ways to Use Voicethread in Edu- Voicethread submitted ideas.
Voicethread Examples in Education
26 Interesting Ways to Use Voicethread in the Classroom

The free Voicethread account will allow you to create 3 projects.  There is also an educator version which will provide you with more options and the ability to create more projects.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the information on Voicethread. I love it and think it will be a great tool to use with students!

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  2. Great information! You have inspired me to collaborate with teachers at my school and create Voicethread student projects!

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