VoiceThread for Interactive Projects


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A BYOL session given by Colette Cassinelli at ISTE11

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VoiceThread for Interactive Projects

  1. 1. Using VoiceThread for Interactive ProjectsISTE11 handouts:http://tinyurl.com/istevt Colette Cassinelli colette@edtechvision.org Twitter: ccassinelli
  2. 2. ISTE ’11 Handouts:edtech VISION wiki http://edtechvision.wikispaces.com/voicethread OR http://tinyurl.com/istevtVoiceThread 4 Educationcollaborative wiki http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com
  3. 3. Create an educator VoiceThreadaccount (free)http://www.voicethread.com
  4. 4. NETS*SNETS #2 - Communication andCollaborationStudents use digital media and environments tocommunicate and work collaboratively, including ata distance, to support individual learning andcontribute to the learning of others. NETS for Students 2007
  5. 5. What is a VoiceThread?A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slideshow that holds images, documents, and videos.
  6. 6. 4 WAY TO USEVOICETHREAD CommentingCommunication Creativity Collaboration
  7. 7. VoiceThread sandboxClick BROWSE and search for “ISTE11” on VoiceThreadhomepage. As we share VoiceThread projects, share yourideas or thoughts and leave a text, voice, phone, or web camcomment for all to view. http://voicethread.com/share/2121732/
  8. 8. Commenting  Join another’s VoiceThread project  Good place to begin so all can get comfortable with interfaceAll Grade levels – Advice for Obama Many Voices of Darfurhttp://voicethread.com/share/300897/ http://voicethread.com/share/85497/
  9. 9. Communication  Use VoiceThread as a platform to share information or opinions  Voice component very powerful when combined with images, docs, and/or video 8th Grade Debate http://voicethread.com/share/774475/ 1st Grade talking about books 10th Grade Career Reporthttp://voicethread.com/about/library/1st_grade__ http://voicethread.com/share/70584/Reading_Analysis_from_Leanne_Windsor/
  10. 10. Creativity  Use photographs, scan student artwork, use computer painting program, upload documents, add video Year 7 Water Cycle – uses artwork http://voicethread.com/share/118753/ 6th Grade Math – uses video http://voicethread.com/about/library/6th2nd Grade I Spy – uses photographs _Grade_math_from_Jackie_Ionno/http://voicethread.com/about/library/2nd_graders_play_ISpy/
  11. 11. Collaboration Harness the true power of VoiceThread by collaborating with other classes or experts Authentic audiences bring purpose to the assignments4th & 5th Grade Progressive Stories 4th Grade Letters from the Internment Campshttp://writeyourstory.wikispaces.com/St http://voicethread.com/about/library/4th_Grade__ory++40 Letters_from_the_Internment_Camps/
  12. 12. VoiceThread for Online Instruction http://voicethread.com/share/908650/
  13. 13. VoiceThread ideas …Literacy Development  Poetry Anthologies  Book promotions  Author Studies  Oral NarrativesSubject Areas  Scientific Inquiry  Historical Cause/Effect  Create an Invention
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Even more ideas … Collaboration  Landforms where we live  Multi-Generational projects Showcasing Work  Art Gallery  Speeches  Digital PortfoliosCan be used with any grade level and anysubject area – even professional developmentVisit:http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com
  16. 16. VoiceThread Digital Library http://voicethread.com/library/
  17. 17. More examples … 5 yr old collecting 100 comments for 100th day celebration http://voicethread.com/share/321990/ 3rd Grade – Strategies to help with bullying http://voicethread.com/share/1814765/ 5th grade Flip book animations - http://voicethread.com/share/253737/ Professional Development: Reflecting on NETS for Teachers http://voicethread.com/share/330098/ Booktalks from Ms. Skalkottass Class - http://www.mchslibrary.org/booktalks-from-ms- ss-class.html
  18. 18. The VoiceThread process1. Pre-planning / arrange collaboration2. Select/create docs, images, video3. Prepare for Narration4. Upload Content / choose settings5. Add Comments
  19. 19. Pre-plan What the goal? Who is the audience? Who will participate? Storyboard plan Conduct research
  20. 20. Create Docs/Images/VideoBASIC MORE OPTIONS  Use digital photos, PDF,  Use Creative Commons Word, Excel, PowerPoint licensing files, images and video  Can imports photos from Media sources like: Other VoiceThreads, Flickr, Facebook, New  Hint: Use PowerPoint to make slides and then export as *.pdf York Public Library or http://voicethread.com/support/howto/Trouble from URL shooting/File_types_accepted/
  21. 21. Prepare for Narration BASIC  Text, audio, web cam, doodle & phone MORE OPTIONS (paid acct)  Record audio using: ◦ Audacity or GarageBand w/mic ◦ A online recording site ◦ iPod w/ mic
  22. 22. Upload Content Upload images & choose title and description Record narration or upload audio files Choose playback and publishing options Be sure to moderate comments
  23. 23. Add comments  ONE account but multiple identities  Younger students can draw and scan original artwork for avatar  You can doodle on top of the media as you record your comment
  24. 24. Additional Suggestions  Start simple.  Encourage appropriate and thoughtful comments like: I noticed …, this reminds me of …, I’m not sure that ..  Moderate comments if VoiceThread is public  Beware: if account is deleted, all comments are gone
  25. 25. You might not know … Download media with right click Export finished VoiceThread to .mov Can receive Daily Digest of comments on your Threads Bookmark a VoiceThread by “subscribing” and it will appear on MyVoice page
  26. 26. Newest Features … A new Voting feature is now live on the VoiceThread player The Moodle "VoiceThread Commenting" Assignment is a new assignment type within Moodle 2.0 VoiceThread supports many forms of authentication (LDAP, Active Directory, etc..) New: VoiceThread Universal - interface specially designed for screen-reading software Coming Soon: VoiceThread Mobile
  27. 27. ITSE Evaluation Please fill out the BYOL evaluation at:http://www.iste.org/byoleval2011
  28. 28. Questions?Please add your VoiceThread samplesto the collaborative wiki athttp://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com Thank you for coming