Using voice thread to create student presentations

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  • Presentations can be used to tell stories, make presentations, explain processes, etc.Presentations can be created for commenting within classes or between classes.
  • Most important # 2. Involves collecting pictures and creating a narration. Can include writing drafts.
  • Important to use avatars for identities. Only a limited number of symbols
  • Using voice thread to create student presentations

    1. 1. TESOL Arabia 2012 Alan BessettePoole Gakuin University bessette@poole.ac.jp
    2. 2. Overview What is VoiceThread? What kind of presentations can students create? What do teachers need to do? How can you make a VoiceThread presentation? What are the options for using VoiceThread?
    3. 3. What is VoiceThread? Web-based presentation software  Pictures, videos, PowerPoint slides, and documents Narration and comments  Typing, voice, or video & voice (with a webcam) Individually or collaboratively
    4. 4. Examples of students work Talking about Yourself  Tell something about yourself, for example, a hobby, a trip, your family, a pet, a part-time job, etc.  My School Excursion Introducing Japanese culture  Introduce an aspect of Japanese culture, for example, a temple or shrine, flower arranging, a festival, kimono, etc.  Sashimi and Sushi
    5. 5. Process1. Deciding on a theme2. Research and preparing3. Practicing4. Creating the VoiceThread5. Commenting6. Evaluating
    6. 6. Creating a VoiceThread Choose a picture (or two) that  Says something about you  Says something about your culture Upload the picture(s) to VoiceThread Record comments about the picture(s) Share the VoiceThread with the TESOL Arabia 2012 group Make comments on other VoiceThread presentations
    7. 7. Free vs Pro
    8. 8. K – 12 Educator
    9. 9. Higher Education

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