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Using Voice Thread in a Jnr Classroom

  1. 1. How can VoiceThread be used in my classroom to improve literacy? Donna Smith
  2. 2. New Application to Learn... • Pt England School Juniors: Apple Bus Tour • Commenting • Private/Public • Cybersafety • Parental Consent • Link to class wiki • browse
  3. 3. What is a VoiceThread?
  4. 4. Quick Start Guide 1. Examples 2. Learn how to navigate around VoiceThread (1 min VoiceThread) 3. Register for an Account 1. http://voicethread.com 2. Complete the registration process 3. From your VoiceThread home page click Go Pro! and apply for the free Educator account. It allows you unlimited VoiceThreads. 4. You will need to check your e-mail to complete the process of upgrading your account. 4. Create your own VoiceThread 5. Make a comment on a VoiceThread
  5. 5. Title of voice thread Getting Around... Each box is a comment left by a user Navigation buttons allow you to move through the pages or slides Click the in the voice arrow to listen thread to the VoiceThread Selecting the comment button will give you these options. You can call, video record, audio record or type in your comment. you will be able to see or hear your comment. If you like it click save. If you want to redo the comment click cancel and redo.
  6. 6. Educational Uses... • Discussion Board: interact with the image while explaining (doodle) • Digital story book: rexperiences, book reading (fluency) • Assessment: Self, Peer, Formative, Summative. Visual and Oral. eg. speach practice assessment self & peer, art stages explained process, • Tutorials eg. VoiceThread • Student presentations
  7. 7. Examples of Students Work... • http://mvsrm7.wikispaces.com/Voice+Threads
  8. 8. Challenges... • Background noise from class either gives it an authentic feel, or is annoying? • Tips: 1. make sure your chin is over the mouse pad for clear sounding recording voice. 2. find a quiet place eg. office area for recording so no background noise.
  9. 9. Where to next... • http://mvsrm7.wikispaces.com/Voice+Threads
  10. 10. References http://www.nmc.org/publications/2009-horizon- k12-report impacts on k-12 teaching and learning technologies
  11. 11. References/More info... • http://voicethread.com Register, browse topics and create VoiceThreads. • http:// passonable.edublogs.org/ • http://digitallyspeaking.pbwiki.com/voicethread • http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com Year leveled examples of VoiceThreads. • http://educationalsoftware.wikispaces.com/voicethread • http://edtalks.org/play.php?vid=197 Passionate advocator of the potential of VT and how it is being used in schools. Suzie Vesper.

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