VoiceThread for sharing and collaboration HANDOUTS: http://edtechvision.wikispaces.com/voicethread Colette Cassinelli [email_address] Twitter: ccassinelli
Handouts edtech VISION wiki http://edtechvision.wikispaces.com/voicethread VoiceThread 4 Education collaborative wiki http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com
Create an educator VoiceThread account (free). http://www.voicethread.com
NETS #2 - Communication and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. NETS for Students 2007 Students: a. interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. b. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. c. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. d. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
C reativity C ollaboration C ommunication
What is a VoiceThread? A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos.
VoiceThread sample. Click BROWSE and search for “NCCE” on VoiceThread homepage. Choose “Reflections” project. http://voicethread.com/share/352925
How to make a VoiceThread Pre-plan Select Docs or Images Prepare for Narration Create Account Upload Content Add Comments
Step 1 – Pre-plan What the goal? Who is the audience? Who will participate? Research
Step 2 –Select Docs/Images Basic – Use digital photos, PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint files, images and video Hint: Use PowerPoint to make slides and then export as *.jpg MORE OPTIONS Use Creative Commons licensing Can imports photos from Flickr, Facebook, or from the web (right click – copy image location – paste for URL in VT)
Step 3 - Prepare for Narration Basic – Text, audio & phone MORE OPTIONS Record audio using: Audacity A cell phone (use Gcast or Gabcast) iPod w/ mic
Step 4 - Create account
Step 5 - Upload Content Upload images & choose title and description Record narration or upload audio files
Step 5 continued Choose sharing options: Private – view by invitation only Public view and access Comments – yes/no Comment moderation – on/off Share URL or embed in webpage or wiki
Step 6 - Add comments ONE account but multiple identities (NEW: but can only access one identity at a time) Younger students can draw and scan original artwork for avatar You can doodle on top of the media as you record your comment
Additional Suggestions Start simple. Encourage appropriate and thoughtful comments like: I noticed …, this reminds me of …, I’m not sure that .. Create extra guest avatars if sharing one account Moderate comments if VoiceThread is public.
A few more … Be aware of privacy issues Pay attention to copyright Use Ed.VoiceThread if you need complete control Export archival VoiceThread for offline use
Question … What is one area in your environment where you want to encourage more creativity, communication or collaboration?
VoiceThread ideas … Literacy Development Poetry Anthologies Book promotions Author Studies Oral Narratives Subject Areas Scientific Inquiry Historical Cause/Effect Create an Invention
Even more ideas … Collaboration Landforms where we live Multi-Generational projects Showcasing Work Art Gallery Speeches Digital Portfolios Can be used with any grade level and any subject area – even professional development Visit: http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com
More ideas … ESL / ELL Language Practice Cultural comparisons Thinking Around A Topic Commentary on Social Issues Debate an Issue Explanations Math directions Instructions / How to
More examples … 5 yr old collecting 100 comments for 100th day celebration http://voicethread.com/share/321990/ 5th grade Flip book animations - http://voicethread.com/share/253737/ HS career project about becoming a Special Education teacher http://voicethread.com/share/70584/ Professional Development: Reflecting on NETS for Teachers http://voicethread.com/share/330098/ Got Books? Faculty members share favorite books http://voicethread.com/share/210170/
Questions? Please add your VoiceThread samples to the collaborative wiki at http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com Thank you for coming
VoiceThread Colette Cassinelli [email_address] Twitter: ccassinelli NECC ‘09 HANDOUTS: http://edtechvision.wikispaces.com/voicethread for Interactive Projects Using