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VoiceThread—Session 1: Introduction
Come learn about one of the simplest and yet most powerful tools on the Web today. Learn how VoiceThread can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom to capture and share authentic learning. We'll examine how to sign up for an account, the different options in creating presentations, and the benefits afforded to educator accounts. We'll look at example VoiceThreads in order to see best practice and get inspiration for your own projects.

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  • Intro To VoiceThread Bob Sprankle BLC 2010
  • Who am I?
  • My Assistant!
  • Where am I?
  • It’s all on the Wiki!
  • WHAT THE HECK IS IT?
  • BLAH BLAH BLAH Come learn about one of the simplest and yet most powerful tools on the Web today. Learn how VoiceThread can be used in a variety of ways in your classroom to capture and share authentic learning. We will examine how to sign up for an account, the different options in creating presentations and the benefits afforded to educator accounts. We will also look at example VoiceThreads in order to see best practice and get inspiration for your own projects.
  • OUTLINE Why VoiceThread? See examples of VoiceThread being used in education Brainstorm ideas for use of VT in your classroom Tour VT and Options Create your own VoiceThread Account and leave comments on common VT ... Make your own VT with images, voice & text comments See ADVANCED Session on Friday! Come Back!
  • Technology “Infusion” • Connection to Self ◦ In order for work to have real meaning, students must have a significant interest and even personal connection to the work. Without this, the work is artificial, forced, and carried out in isolation. Work WILL be Engaging • Connection to Others ◦ An understanding that people are social by nature and therefore will be motivated by a collaborative curriculum. • Work Must Be Meaningful or Purposeful ED S! NE ◦ An acknowledgment that it is a fundamental and universal human desire for people to want F YO to do work that is meaningful or purposeful. People want a job to do and gain great CH satisfaction in doing that job. RA R HIE • Work Must Have an Authentic Audience ’S ◦ In order for work to have real meaning, it must reach a true audience as well as have OW and Sustainable significant impact on the world outside of the classroom. A SL ◦ M • Work Must Be Lasting In order for work to have real meaning, it should have permanence. • Students will be Prepared ◦ With Teachers along using the tools with them as role models/mentors
  • Open the Windows • quick • interactive • visual • collaborative • multi-purposes • different approaches • Conversation Image: 'breathing building' www.flickr.com/photos/49014237@N00/391241407
  • LASTING AND SUSTAINABLE
  • Examples DEMONSTRATE LEARNING TUTORIAL REFLECTION DISCUSSION/ TOUR HOME CONNECTION ASSESSMENT
  • EXPLORE TIME
  • http://voicethread.com/ library/
  • BRAINSTORM Brainstorm ideas for using VoiceThread in the Classroom http://piratepad.net/vtsprankle
  • TOUR
  • TOUR
  • TOUR You are an Educator!
  • TOUR
  • Storage has dropped
  • SIGN UP!
  • Don’t Worry... you can come back to these!
  • PLENTY of Tutorials!
  • Pros/Cons of Identities
  • Pros/Cons of Identities
  • Pros/Cons of Identities
  • From the “Reader” Side
  • TIME TO CREATE
  • UPLOAD
  • SHARE
  • DECISIONS
  • WHAT’S THAT SPEECH BUBBLE ALL ABOUT?
  • V O I C E T H R E A D A D VA N C E D FRIDAY July 16th, at 1:00 - 2:15 pm during session 11