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Exploring and justifying the use of VoiceThread in education.

Exploring and justifying the use of VoiceThread in education.

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  • 1. Presented By: Brad Wilson 4 th Grade Teacher Lakeshore Public Schools, Stevensville, MI Berrien Regional Education Service Agency TechCamp 2008 Presents:
  • 2. Image Credit: The Flanders Group (Research links on the Tech Camp Wiki )
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  • 4. Still in it’s beginnings…
  • 5. “ It is a live entity- it is not like a movie or PowerPoint that is finished and then you shelve it.” -Ben Papell podcast on Edtechtalk.com http://flickr.com/photos/brentbat/2111068513
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  • 7. http://flickr.com/photos/eschipul/386762837/ “ create original works as a means of personal or group expression ”
  • 8. “ transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies” http://flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/4462965/
  • 9. http://flickr.com/photos/sukanto_debnath/601366760/ “ use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions”
  • 10. “ interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media” Lakeshore Technology Camp ‘08
  • 11. http://flickr.com/photos/extraketchup/622612084/ “ locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of media and sources”
  • 12. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration , learning, and productivity. http://flickr.com/photos/sean-b/245744537/
  • 13. http://flickr.com/photos/wishymom/626928580/
  • 14. Collaboration is a recursive process where two or more people work together toward an intersection of common goals — for example, an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature—by sharing knowledge , learning and building consensus…
  • 15. The Herald Palladium, 8/10/08
  • 16. http://flickr.com/photos/meer/2658968648/
    • Students
    • Book talks
    • Science investigations
    • Social Studies projects
    • Art show
    • Teachers/Staff
    • Back to school night
    • Field trip photos
    • Project wrap-up
    • End of the year review
  • 17.  
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  • 19. Presentations: Death By PowerPoint http://www.flickr.com/photos/wardofsky/224425710
  • 20. Videos & VoiceThread
  • 21. Videos & VoiceThread…seriously.
  • 22. How do I save videos from
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Download Extension
    • Link is on Tech Camp wiki
  • 23. www.creativecommons.org
  • 24. Where to find images? http://www.flickr.com/photos/cayusa/1445664282
  • 25.
    • Match up with another classroom …. from anywhere…
    Digital Pen Pals
    • Students SEE & HEAR their new friends
    • Share images, video & information
    • about your community
  • 26. Mathcasts
    • “ thinking, reasoning and working mathematically out loud”
    • Study guide: teacher created or peer-to-peer
    • Search for strategies from around the world
    • Parent resource
    • Small group or station assignment
  • 27. Standards Based! Grab your students and let’s join in!
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  • 29. A boy from New York changed my instruction…
  • 30. THE way our students will record visual, oral and written accounts of their lives as they grow up online. http://flickr.com/photos/machado17/147294427/
  • 31. Creative, hands on process Storyboarding is a natural part of process writing Low cost, low tech production
  • 32. Links are here . http://flickr.com/photos/harpers/368602172/
  • 33.
    • Steve & Ben’s response to the overwhelming support and participation from educators using VoiceThread
    • Register to be a part of the community (view, participate and share within the community) for $10.
    • Sign your class up for $60 a year.
  • 34. “ to get past filters, there can be no free accounts…every single person is accountable…mimicking a classroom” -Steve Muth podcast on Edtechtalk.com Why is ed.voicethread a pay service?
  • 35. http://flickr.com/photos/emdot/2418695/ What’s my money gonna get me?
  • 36. http://uniqueURL.ed.voicethread
  • 37.  
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  • 40. “ Add a picture to represent yourself”
  • 41. “ Create your visual identity” “ avatar” or “logo”
  • 42. Resources for logo creation
    • Image search for:
      • Favorite animal or sports star, etc.
    • Paint
    • KidPix
    • Digital picture of a pet or something else significant.
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  • 46. Let’s have a conversation around a digital image!
  • 47.
    • Text -audience has to read, good for 2 sentences or less.
    • Phone - Audio quality not quite as good.
      • *time limits*
    • Mic - what the tool was designed for.
  • 48.
    • Webcam - can be more personal, but also more distracting.
    • Doodler - Make a point but not a painting!
  • 49. Need some guidance?
  • 50.