Jonathan Edwards Voicethread Project

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English 11 directions for Group Voicethread project analyzing "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" by Jonathan Edwards

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Jonathan Edwards Voicethread Project

  1. 1. Understanding the Puritan Mindset Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God Voicethread project Photo Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Edwards_(theologian)
  2. 2. <ul><li>What makes Jonathan Edwards’ sermon memorable? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does it still move us today? </li></ul><ul><li>How does his sermon help us understand the Puritans? </li></ul>Let’s discuss the most famous sermon in American history!
  3. 3. voicethread.com Create a voicethread to present your group’s analysis of assigned excerpt and to discuss your ideas with others.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Your task is to share your analysis of your portion of the sermon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What strong words (diction) does Edwards use? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What meaning do those words create (connotation)? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the tone of the passage? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>What similes and/or metaphors does Edwards use? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What meaning do they add to the text? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Voicethread allows you to use words , images , voice narration and doodling to share your analysis. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create hand-drawn illustrations of the similes/metaphors and any other imagery in the sentence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create other docs (video, PowerPoint slides, images) to show strong words and tone . Don’t forget you can doodle (perhaps underline or circle strong words). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use voice narration for in-depth explanations. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Step 1 <ul><li>Digital Director: Create an account at Voicethread.com </li></ul>Click Create. Click Register.
  8. 8. Step 2 <ul><li>Create your slides. </li></ul>Click Upload and select the source of your document or image. Caution : When using images from the web, be careful not to use copyrighted images. ALWAYS include source of image. Tip : Team members can create documents and save to your team’s wiki page ( bhsroom19.pbwiki.com ). Then, you can easily upload documents to Voicethread.
  9. 9. Step 3 <ul><li>Use doodle tool and/or add voice narration to explain concepts. </li></ul>Click Create. Click Register.
  10. 10. Step 3 <ul><li>Use doodle tool and/or add voice narration to explain concepts. </li></ul>Click Create. Click Register.
  11. 11. Click Share. Select Public, yes comments . Step 4: Allow others to view and comment on your presentation.
  12. 12. Copy embed code. Step 5: Embed your Voicethread on your group wiki page. Click insert plug-in Select HTML and paste code in box.
  13. 13. Step 6: View you peers’ presentations and enter the discussion! bhsroom19.pbwiki.com Check out all the presentations by groups in your class period. Leave at least one comment on each presentation .
  14. 14. <ul><li>What can you say in your comment? </li></ul><ul><li>Piggyback on a previous comment or idea in presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Agree or disagree (in a nice way) </li></ul><ul><li>Share a connection (TS, TT, TW) </li></ul>

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