J A L T C A L L 2 0 1 3A L A N B E S S E T T EP O O L E G A K U I N U N I V E R S I T YVoiceThread for StudentPresentations
Overview What is VoiceThread? What kind of presentations can students create? Why use VoiceThread What do teachers nee...
What is VoiceThread? Web-based presentation software Pictures, videos, PowerPoint slides, and documents Narration and c...
Examples of students work Talking about Yourself Tell something about yourself, for example, a hobby, a trip,your family...
Why use VoiceThread? Engaging Opportunities to use language Practice Interact Collaborate Ease of use
Process1. Deciding on a theme2. Researching and preparing3. Practicing4. Creating the VoiceThread5. Commenting6. Evaluating
Creating a VoiceThread Choose pictures (4 - 5) that Say something about you Say something about your culture Upload th...
Media Documents DOC, DOCX, PDF, ODT, XLS, XLSX, and ODS Presentations PPT, PPTX, ODP, and PDF Audio MP3 or WAV Imag...
Higher Education AccountsPro Student Cost IntegrationIndividual 1 50 $99 NoDepartment 10 250 $999 NoSite Unlimited Unlimit...
Tips - Planning Model How to use VoiceThread Final product Comments Provide language support
Tips – Miscellaneous Identities Volume for comments
VoiceThread Ideas Beginning Level Describing a Family Photo Album Creating a Fashion Show Reviewing Food at a Restaura...
Thank you for your attention Feel free to contact me atbessette@poole.ac.jp
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  • Presentations can be used to tell digital stories, make presentations, explain processes, etc.Presentations can be created for commenting within classes or between classes. Narration and commenting differentiate from other presentation software.
  • Practice: use languageInteract: listening to others, asking questions, responding to questions Collaborate: if set up, with classmates or across classes
  • First 3 take the most timeMost important # 2. Involves collecting pictures and creating a narration. Can include writing drafts.Record picture sourcesTeachers can make recordings of scripts for students to practice.
  • Site licenses depend on how many accounts you need. Based on a sliding scale. Can be very expensive. K-12 licenses are also available for primary and secondary school teachers. A little bit cheaper.Excellent support
  • Important to use avatars for identities. Only a limited number of symbols
  • Collaborative Learning: A Step-By-Step Guide to Using Web 2.0 Technology in the World Language ClassroomKathleen E. RooneyAragon High SchoolBay Area Foreign Language Programkathleenerooney@gmail.comSummer 2011 Technology Strand
  • Voice thread for student presentations

    1. 1. J A L T C A L L 2 0 1 3A L A N B E S S E T T EP O O L E G A K U I N U N I V E R S I T YVoiceThread for StudentPresentations
    2. 2. Overview What is VoiceThread? What kind of presentations can students create? Why use VoiceThread What do teachers need to do? How to 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 Text, doodles, 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 templeor shrine, flower arranging, a festival, kimono, etc. Sashimi and Sushi
    5. 5. Why use VoiceThread? Engaging Opportunities to use language Practice Interact Collaborate Ease of use
    6. 6. Process1. Deciding on a theme2. Researching and preparing3. Practicing4. Creating the VoiceThread5. Commenting6. Evaluating
    7. 7. Creating a VoiceThread Choose pictures (4 - 5) that Say something about you Say something about your culture Upload the picture(s) to VoiceThread Record comments about the pictures Share the VoiceThread with the JALTCALL 2013group Make comments on other VoiceThread presentations
    8. 8. Media Documents DOC, DOCX, PDF, ODT, XLS, XLSX, and ODS Presentations PPT, PPTX, ODP, and PDF Audio MP3 or WAV Images JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP Video Not YouTube Seehttp://voicethread.com/support/howto/Troubleshooting/File_types_accepted/
    9. 9. Higher Education AccountsPro Student Cost IntegrationIndividual 1 50 $99 NoDepartment 10 250 $999 NoSite Unlimited Unlimited Depends Yes
    10. 10. Tips - Planning Model How to use VoiceThread Final product Comments Provide language support
    11. 11. Tips – Miscellaneous Identities Volume for comments
    12. 12. VoiceThread Ideas Beginning Level Describing a Family Photo Album Creating a Fashion Show Reviewing Food at a Restaurant Intermediate Level Giving Directions (Maps, “How-To” Projects) Describing Your Childhood Planning a Future Trip Abroad Reporting on a Trip Taken Abroad Comparing and Contrasting Famous Works of Art Advanced Level Discussing Politics and Current Events Analyzing Literature and Poetry Writing and Narrating Original Stories
    13. 13. Thank you for your attention Feel free to contact me atbessette@poole.ac.jp

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