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Voicethread (by Donna)

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  1. 1. Voicethread A Technology Tool
  2. 2. What is a voicethread?  A voicethread is an online medium album that can hold essentially any types of media (images, documents, and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways- using voice ( with a microphone or a telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) – and share them with anyone they wish. A voicethread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world.
  3. 3. How to set up a Voicethread?  Go to: http://www.voicethread.com.  Set up an account with a username and password.  Then, you are ready to use the tool.
  4. 4. A Few Useful Tutorials  You might find it useful to look at these tutorials first:  1 Minute Voicethread  What’s a Voicethread? (These are on voicethread.com)
  5. 5. Creating a Voicethread  Once account has been set up you can create your voicethread.  Click on ‘create’ tab.  You can click on ‘upload’ and browse on your computer for a folder of pictures you need for your voicethread (these can be scanned work or photos)
  6. 6. Adding Title and Description  Once photos have been uploaded you can drag them in the order you wish them to appear.  You can give your voicethread a name and description.  You can also select each picture and give them a name and description if you wish.
  7. 7. Going Back to your Voicethread  Anytime you go off voicethread and want to go back to work on editting your voicethread, just go to voicethread.com again and click on ‘My Voice’ tab and a picture of your voicethread will appear.  Click on the cog wheel on that voicethread to get back to editting.
  8. 8. Making Comments  Next to comment, click on ‘comment’ and you will notice below your selected picture you will have the choice to ‘type’ a comment or ‘record’ a comment.  The first time you record you will be asked to allow Adobe Flashplayer – click ‘allow’  Don’t forget you will need headphones with a microphone.
  9. 9.  You may wish your students to record comments so you can add their identities ti your account.  Click on your face picture on the top of voicethread and select ‘my account’ then click on ‘add an identity’ to add each one of your students.
  10. 10. Sharing  For sharing a voicethread go to publishing options at the bottom of the editting window – check off if it is private, or if it is public with or without viewing or commenting.  If you allow comments set the comment moderation to ‘on’ so you can accept or reject any comments before they are published.  You can also click on available on browser so people can easily find your voicethread
  11. 11. Further Sharing  You can send invites to friends by adding a contact name and email and inviting them to view or comment or both.  You can embed a voicethread on a wiki or blog by copying the code for a link or by copying the embed code which will open the voicethread right on your blog or wiki page.