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Voicethread project 2010

  1. 1. Voicethread Project 2010 Communicating across the World Genevieve Cook (St James Primary School) & Laurie Wales (Learning Technology Team)
  2. 2. What is Voicethread? ∗ Collaboration made Simple - http://voicethread.com/ ∗ A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.
  3. 3. ∗ Schools ∗ St James, Muswellbrook ∗ St Patrick’s Wallsend ∗ St Mary’s Warners Bay ∗ Elisabeth Morrow School, Englewood New Jersey USA Overview
  4. 4. St James Muswellbrook What steps did you follow? Creation of the avatars Organising comments Questions / Other examples??
  5. 5. Creating Identities for Students Students can create their own identities to make a comment on VoiceThread pages. Create a folder in documents containing an image for each student. Select Comment and click on the identity to the left of the comment box. Use Create another identity and select an image for the image assigned to each student to be uploaded.
  6. 6. Comments Students can record or type a comment on each page by clicking on Comment and choosing to record and/or type a comment. A set of headphones with a microphone is useful for recording comments. Listen to the recording playback and select save or cancel to re-record the comment.
  7. 7. The uses for VoiceThread are unlimited: Literacy Create a digital book using photographed illustrations Joint constructions of text types Mathematics Mathematical strategies step by step Investigate arrays CAPA Art appreciation – Look at a collection of works from one or more artists Science/HSIE/RE Themes Role-plays of Scripture stories And many more…
  8. 8. Reflections o Use a set of headphones with microphone so that the comments recorded are clear o Work with a small group at a time o Involve students in creating nicknames to use online and in the selection of avatars
  9. 9. o Process identify interested teachers in international schools match with teachers in our diocesan schools create email contacts exchange class mascots Full Project Virginia, USA New Jersey, USA Martha's Vineyard, USA Bolton, UK North Carolina, USA Helsinki, Finland Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam Switzerland o Take photos and video of mascot around school on excursions on holidays o Upload to Voicethread add avatars comments o Share with partner class Invite comments
  10. 10. Questions