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VoiceThread

I have decided that VoiceThread deserves a page all of its own. It is a way of sharing photos but also a way of having people collaborate using the photos by adding comments to the photos. It is a sort of mix between slideshows and podcasting. Below I have embedded an example one that I have made. Feel free to add comments to my slides. I have also included a PDF instructional sheet that I made for a workshop. I am going to try and include as many examples here as I can as well as giving other ideas on how you might use this for education. - Suzie Vesper

We recently held a VoiceThread workshop in Phoenix, AZ. As a follow-up to the workshop I compiled resources to encourage participants (teachers) to continue exploring and using VoiceThread which I have added to this page as well. I hope you will find these useful. You're also welcome to explore anything on our wikispace - Peggy George, Westside AzTEA Co-Chair (Arizona Technology in Education Alliance) Thanks so much Peggy!! I have organised your links under the headings below - what an awesome set of resources and thanks so much for sharing!

Teachers are just beginning to explore the power of VoiceThread with their students and colleagues so many of the current VoiceThreads have experimental comments. However, each one gives you an opportunity to see the creative uses being explored to enhance education and engage all students. "Borrow" their ideas and create your OWN VoiceThreads. :-)


Sites with Great Ideas

VoiceThread4Education Wiki
A very useful site with examples of VoiceThreads posted by grade level.
PageFlakes VoiceThread Page
A lot of examples linked to from this page.
Maths 247 Wiki
This wiki is trying to build up a huge library of number problems organised by level and using VoiceThread to demonstrate and solve them. Very interesting.
Voicethread 4 Educators Wiki (organized by Colette Cassinelli - www.edtechvision.org)
The purpose of this wiki to gather examples of how educators are using Voicethread in their classrooms (or for professional development) and to share those examples. Categories include: K-2;3-5;6-8;9-12;College;Admin;Ed Tech;ESL/EFL;Resources. Take a look at what is posted and feel free to contribute your own examples to share with others.
VoiceThread in Action
An excellent compilation of VoiceThreads in education with links to blog posts about many uses for VoiceThreads-created for a course "Information Technologies for Learning")
Why should students create their own MathCasts?
A site that looks at using VoiceThread to create simple presentations on how to complete maths problems made by students.
"Mr. Meech" from Illinois.
He has some interesting presentations on his wikispace. Nice page on VoiceThread with some general resource, tutorials and examples. :-)
VoiceThread wiki! (new wiki and content is just beginning to be added)
Why did I create this? (created by Peggy)
In my opinion VoiceThread is one of the greatest Web 2.0 tools out there. There are infinite ways to use this tool, and as brilliant as we all are (ha ha ha), we can't think of all of them ourselves. Please come to the wiki and share samples of how you have used VoiceThread personally, professionally, or with students.
Responding to an image
A great post by Tom Barrett taking about how a pen and paper response to an image can be transformed by the use of VoiceThread.


Tutorials


Suzie Vesper's Tutorial
Updated in July 09 - to save the tutorial below to your computer, click on 'More' and then 'Save Document'.

Read this document on Scribd: VoiceThread


Mini-tutorial on VoiceThread
This has lots of tips/tricks from educators around the world.

PDF with voicethread tutorial (from Jennifer Wagner's EggRoll site)
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VoiceThread Help
Navigate here for help documents with screenshot that explain both how to create a free teacher account and how create free student identities within your account.


Examples




Earth Day VoiceThread-created for EarthCast 24-hour celebration on April 22, 2008. Check it out and add your voice and those of your students to the VoiceThread.



MathCasts VoiceThreads created by students - below is just a selection. Click here for more.




Many Voices on Darfur (comments on political cartoon-high school)



Dave Beard and Sunshine Darby, Dysart School District were the workshop presenters. Dave has some great examples of VT on his website.




Scarlet Letter-book review-VT includes video from Discovery
http://voicethread.com/#q.b19258.i111630

A Day in a Voicethread
http://murch.globalteacher.org.au/2008/03/11/a-day-in-a-voicethread/

Global Warming-a student project explaining global warming--basically a report using visuals but no interaction on the content.
http://voicethread.com/#q.b24192.i135282

Mathlincs Geometric Landmarks
http://voicethread.com/#u3245.b49076.i257500

Why I love Databases-VoiceThread by Joyce Valenza with a great explanation about the uses of databases in a school library
http://voicethread.com/#q+database.b4799.i37307

Classroom 2.0-World map with voices/comments from people around the world who are using/exploring VoiceThread as an educational tool
http://voicethread.com/#u2530.b1191.i13695

Silvia Tolisano’s project inviting students to create a story about traditions…
What Could it Mean?

http://voicethread.com/share/48359/

Students learning to speak/write in Spanish
http://voicethread.com/#q.b7946.i58412


A Wiki organized for students to post their VoiceThreads of short text summaries of fiction books they are reading. Students from around the world are posting their VoiceThreads--US, Canada, China, Australia, Thailand. Page includes a PDF with instructions about how to embed a VoiceThread in a wiki.
http://booksgoglobal.wikispaces.com/Fiction