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V Is For Voice Thread

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A presentation that I gave on VoiceThread to staff at my school. Some ideas and a rationale for using VoiceThread.

A presentation that I gave on VoiceThread to staff at my school. Some ideas and a rationale for using VoiceThread.

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  • 1. V is for VoiceThread
  • 2. What is VoiceThread?
    • An online application
    • Upload images
    • Comment on them
    • Simple
  • 3. How can it be used?
    • For digital story telling
      • Biographical writing
      • Poetry – match words to images or images to words
      • Reinterpretation of an existing story
    • To examine student thinking in solving a maths problem
    • To set a homework question
    • To critique a book or piece of art
    • To revise a topic
    • To unearth misconceptions in students’ thinking
    • For procedural writing or recount
  • 4. Rationale for using a VoiceThread
    • It is engaging
    • No downloads required
    • It is easy to monitor what students have done
    • It promotes critical literacy
    • It promotes collaboration
    • It gives a voice to students who are reticent in class
    • Tasks can be targeted at any level of Bloom’s taxonomy
  • 5. Cautions
    • Online safety – easy to address within application
    • Intellectual property – need to educate students
    • Easy to upload something for students to comment on, but is it authentic learning? – a need to plan for VoiceThreads
    • How to assess? – Number of comments? Quality of thinking? Creativity of work?
  • 6. Where to get images
    • Make your own
      • Take photos of, or scan, student work
      • Bring photos from home
      • Create images with drawing tools eg Black Cat, Photoshop, Paint, ActivStudio
      • Upload documents: Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Find on the Internet
      • Wikimedia commons
      • Flickr
  • 7. Show me how
    • Creating a login
    • How to make a VoiceThread in one minute
    • Embedding a VoiceThread in the OLP
    • Making a VoiceThread private
  • 8. Some favourites
    • Hamlet for Children
      • http://voicethread.com/share/20471/
    • European art
      • http://voicethread.com/share/89671/
    • Mental Maths
      • http://voicethread.com/share/92987/