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Breakind Down the Walls

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  • 1. ↗ Breaking Down the Walls~ VoiceThreadDeb Frazier @frazierde~ Primary PerspectiveNicole Kessler @ohionicole~ Nicoles Book NookDublin Literacy Conference 2012
  • 2. Student’s Needs First• Engage writers in real tasks & use technology in a way that compliments their innate need to find purpose and audiences for their work, we can have them engaged in the digital writing process that 1st focuses on the writer, then on the writing, then on the technology.• ~Troy Hicks
  • 3. What is VoiceThread? • • • Collaborative Tool • Multimedia • Web 2.0 tool • Group Conversation • Interactive
  • 4. Benefits of VoiceThread? • Extends classroom time • Every child has a voice • Quiet students are comfortable in sharing • Extends classroom walls • Connects students beyond classroom • Allows families to participate • Builds conversations • Provides a clear view of student understanding • Authentic assessment tool
  • 5. Building Writing Communities • Mentor text • Share writing • Interactive Audience • Voice of the writer
  • 6. Building Writing Communities • Gives audience a new perspective of story • Clearly communicates intended story • Gives emergent writers a voice • Focuses on writer’s strength in oral language
  • 7. Building Reading Communities • Authentic audience • Motivates readers • Encourages discussion • Extends thinking • Reader’s share openly
  • 8. Extending Your Classroom with Authentic Audiences • •
  • 9. Classroom Applications of VoiceThread • Book recommendation • Book conversations • Math homework/share • Science • Questioning • Social Studies • Assessment • Family involvement • Collaboration • Word Study • Extending learning environment
  • 10. Explore the Possibilities and Create an Account!!• The possibilities are endless!• Click here to explore ideas for using VoiceThread in your classroom.