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Voicethread (by Donna)

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    Voicethread Voicethread Presentation Transcript

    • Voicethread A Technology Tool
    • What is a voicethread?
      • A voicethread is an online medium album that can hold essentially any types of media (images, documents, and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways- using voice ( with a microphone or a telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) – and share them with anyone they wish. A voicethread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world.
    • How to set up a Voicethread?
      • Go to: http://www.voicethread.com .
      • Set up an account with a username and password.
      • Then, you are ready to use the tool.
    • A Few Useful Tutorials
      • You might find it useful to look at these tutorials first:
      • 1 Minute Voicethread
      • What’s a Voicethread?
      • (These are on voicethread.com)
    • Creating a Voicethread
      • Once account has been set up you can create your voicethread.
      • Click on ‘create’ tab.
      • You can click on ‘upload’ and browse on your computer for a folder of pictures you need for your voicethread (these can be scanned work or photos)
    • Adding Title and Description
      • Once photos have been uploaded you can drag them in the order you wish them to appear.
      • You can give your voicethread a name and description.
      • You can also select each picture and give them a name and description if you wish.
    • Going Back to your Voicethread
      • Anytime you go off voicethread and want to go back to work on editting your voicethread, just go to voicethread.com again and click on ‘My Voice’ tab and a picture of your voicethread will appear.
      • Click on the cog wheel on that voicethread to get back to editting.
    • Making Comments
      • Next to comment, click on ‘comment’ and you will notice below your selected picture you will have the choice to ‘type’ a comment or ‘record’ a comment.
      • The first time you record you will be asked to allow Adobe Flashplayer – click ‘allow’
      • Don’t forget you will need headphones with a microphone.
      • You may wish your students to record comments so you can add their identities ti your account.
      • Click on your face picture on the top of voicethread and select ‘my account’ then click on ‘add an identity’ to add each one of your students.
    • Sharing
      • For sharing a voicethread go to publishing options at the bottom of the editting window – check off if it is private, or if it is public with or without viewing or commenting.
      • If you allow comments set the comment moderation to ‘on’ so you can accept or reject any comments before they are published.
      • You can also click on available on browser so people can easily find your voicethread
    • Further Sharing
      • You can send invites to friends by adding a contact name and email and inviting them to view or comment or both.
      • You can embed a voicethread on a wiki or blog by copying the code for a link or by copying the embed code which will open the voicethread right on your blog or wiki page.