New Teacher Webinars VoiceThread Create, Collaborate, Communicate
New Teacher Webinars Sponsored by: Calgary Regional Consortium Elizabeth Cressman CRC Brenda Dyck CRC
What grade do you teach? Catching Up What Web 2.0 Tool (that we’ve learned about during this series) have you played with or tried in your classroom? Magazine Cover Mosaic Maker Trading Card Motivator Poster Call out assignment Any Other BigHugeLab tool? Flickr Storm Google Reader Google Docs Twitter Delicious Any Other Web 2.0 Tool?
What is a VoiceThread ?
“ A VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways –
+ using voice (with a microphone or telephone),
+ audio file, or
+ video (with a webcam) –
and share them with anyone
A VoiceThread allows group
conversations to be collected
and shared in one place, from
anywhere in the world." ~ From Voice Threads basics
2.1.4 - Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess. 3.3.4 - Create products that apply to authentic, real-world context 4.1.8 - Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning VoiceThread Covers the following Standards for the 21 st Century Learner:
2.1.4 - Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and und understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess.
3.3.4 - Create products that apply to authentic, real-world context
4.1.8 - Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning
Rationale for Using VoiceThread
Tool for differentiation
Captures student voice
Supports metacognitive thought
Develops visual literacy skills
Extends the classroom walls
Connects the students to experts
VoiceThread is the New…
Teacher/Student Presentation Tool
Digital Storytelling Tool
Visual and Oral assessment
Digital Portfolio Tool
Foreign and English Language Practice
Visual Lessons http://tinyurl.com/y895uut
Lab Report http://tinyurl.com/me36zs
Book Talk http://tinyurl.com/ljqalq Great Books project http://greatbookstories.pbworks.com
Grade 6 Social Studies http://tinyurl.com/krp748
Grade 11 Social Studies The Key Issue: To what extent should we embrace nationalism? http://tinyurl.com/my79kw
Critiquing a Photograph http://tinyurl.com/mbsqaq
Digital Dialogue http://tinyurl.com/mggwen Political Cartoon
Do you have an idea for how you might use VoiceThreads in your classroom?
Provides a secure environment for students
The need to teach digital dialogue skills
How do you assess VoiceThreads?
Where to Get Images?
Create your own (take photos, scan student work)
Bring photos from home (scan)
Upload documents (Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint)
Use images from Flickr Storm, Creative Commons, Wikimedia Commons