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Weaving VoiceThread

  1. 1. Presented By: Brad Wilson 4 th Grade Teacher Lakeshore Public Schools, Stevensville, MI Berrien Regional Education Service Agency TechCamp 2008 Presents:
  2. 2. Image Credit: The Flanders Group (Research links on the Tech Camp Wiki )
  3. 4. Still in it’s beginnings…
  4. 5. “ It is a live entity- it is not like a movie or PowerPoint that is finished and then you shelve it.” -Ben Papell podcast on Edtechtalk.com http://flickr.com/photos/brentbat/2111068513
  5. 7. http://flickr.com/photos/eschipul/386762837/ “ create original works as a means of personal or group expression ”
  6. 8. “ transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies” http://flickr.com/photos/judybaxter/4462965/
  7. 9. http://flickr.com/photos/sukanto_debnath/601366760/ “ use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions”
  8. 10. “ interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media” Lakeshore Technology Camp ‘08
  9. 11. http://flickr.com/photos/extraketchup/622612084/ “ locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of media and sources”
  10. 12. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration , learning, and productivity. http://flickr.com/photos/sean-b/245744537/
  11. 13. http://flickr.com/photos/wishymom/626928580/
  12. 14. Collaboration is a recursive process where two or more people work together toward an intersection of common goals — for example, an intellectual endeavor that is creative in nature—by sharing knowledge , learning and building consensus…
  13. 15. The Herald Palladium, 8/10/08
  14. 16. http://flickr.com/photos/meer/2658968648/ <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Book talks </li></ul><ul><li>Science investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies projects </li></ul><ul><li>Art show </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers/Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Back to school night </li></ul><ul><li>Field trip photos </li></ul><ul><li>Project wrap-up </li></ul><ul><li>End of the year review </li></ul>
  15. 19. Presentations: Death By PowerPoint http://www.flickr.com/photos/wardofsky/224425710
  16. 20. Videos & VoiceThread
  17. 21. Videos & VoiceThread…seriously.
  18. 22. How do I save videos from <ul><li>Mozilla Firefox </li></ul><ul><li>Download Extension </li></ul><ul><li>Link is on Tech Camp wiki </li></ul>
  19. 23. www.creativecommons.org
  20. 24. Where to find images? http://www.flickr.com/photos/cayusa/1445664282
  21. 25. <ul><li>Match up with another classroom …. from anywhere… </li></ul>Digital Pen Pals <ul><li>Students SEE & HEAR their new friends </li></ul><ul><li>Share images, video & information </li></ul><ul><li>about your community </li></ul>
  22. 26. Mathcasts <ul><li>“ thinking, reasoning and working mathematically out loud” </li></ul><ul><li>Study guide: teacher created or peer-to-peer </li></ul><ul><li>Search for strategies from around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Parent resource </li></ul><ul><li>Small group or station assignment </li></ul>
  23. 27. Standards Based! Grab your students and let’s join in!
  24. 29. A boy from New York changed my instruction…
  25. 30. THE way our students will record visual, oral and written accounts of their lives as they grow up online. http://flickr.com/photos/machado17/147294427/
  26. 31. Creative, hands on process Storyboarding is a natural part of process writing Low cost, low tech production
  27. 32. Links are here . http://flickr.com/photos/harpers/368602172/
  28. 33. <ul><li>Steve & Ben’s response to the overwhelming support and participation from educators using VoiceThread </li></ul><ul><li>Register to be a part of the community (view, participate and share within the community) for $10. </li></ul><ul><li>Sign your class up for $60 a year. </li></ul>
  29. 34. “ to get past filters, there can be no free accounts…every single person is accountable…mimicking a classroom” -Steve Muth podcast on Edtechtalk.com Why is ed.voicethread a pay service?
  30. 35. http://flickr.com/photos/emdot/2418695/ What’s my money gonna get me?
  31. 36. http://uniqueURL.ed.voicethread
  32. 40. “ Add a picture to represent yourself”
  33. 41. “ Create your visual identity” “ avatar” or “logo”
  34. 42. Resources for logo creation <ul><li>Image search for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Favorite animal or sports star, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paint </li></ul><ul><li>KidPix </li></ul><ul><li>Digital picture of a pet or something else significant. </li></ul>
  35. 46. Let’s have a conversation around a digital image!
  36. 47. <ul><li>Text -audience has to read, good for 2 sentences or less. </li></ul><ul><li>Phone - Audio quality not quite as good. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>*time limits* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mic - what the tool was designed for. </li></ul>
  37. 48. <ul><li>Webcam - can be more personal, but also more distracting. </li></ul><ul><li>Doodler - Make a point but not a painting! </li></ul>
  38. 49. Need some guidance?