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Using VoiceThread for Interactive Projects


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My VoiceThread presentation for NECC09

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Using VoiceThread for Interactive Projects

  1. 1. VoiceThread Colette Cassinelli [email_address] Twitter: ccassinelli NECC ‘09 HANDOUTS: for Interactive Projects Using
  2. 2. NECC ‘09 Handouts: <ul><li>edtech VISION wiki </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread 4 Education collaborative wiki </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Create an educator VoiceThread account (free)
  4. 4. NETS*S <ul><li>NETS #2 - Communication and Collaboration   </li></ul><ul><li>Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. </li></ul><ul><li>NETS for Students 2007 </li></ul>
  5. 5. C reativity C ollaboration C ommunication
  6. 6. What is a VoiceThread? <ul><li>A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos. </li></ul>
  7. 7. VoiceThread sandbox Click BROWSE and search for “NECC09” on VoiceThread homepage. Practice on this “Reflections” project.
  8. 8. How to make a VoiceThread <ul><li>Pre-plan </li></ul><ul><li>Select Docs or Images </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for Narration </li></ul><ul><li>Create Account </li></ul><ul><li>Upload Content </li></ul><ul><li>Add Comments </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 1 – Pre-plan <ul><li>What the goal? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Who will participate? </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
  10. 10. Step 2 –Select Docs/Images <ul><li>Use digital photos, PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint files, images and video </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: Use PowerPoint to make slides and then export as *.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Use Creative Commons licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Can imports photos from Flickr, Facebook, or from the web (right click – copy image location – paste for URL in VT) </li></ul><ul><li>BASIC </li></ul><ul><li>MORE OPTIONS </li></ul>
  11. 11. Step 3 - Prepare for Narration <ul><li>BASIC </li></ul><ul><li>Text, audio, doodle & phone </li></ul><ul><li>MORE OPTIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Record audio using: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audacity or GarageBand w/mic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A cell phone recording site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPod w/ mic </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Step 4 - Create account
  13. 13. Step 5 - Upload Content <ul><li>Upload images & choose title and description </li></ul><ul><li>Record narration or upload audio files </li></ul>
  14. 14. Step 5 continued <ul><li>Choose sharing options: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private – view by invitation only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public view and access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments – yes/no </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment moderation – on/off </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share URL or embed in webpage or wiki </li></ul>
  15. 15. Step 6 - Add comments <ul><li>ONE account but multiple identities (NEW: but can only access one identity at a time) </li></ul><ul><li>Younger students can draw and scan original artwork for avatar </li></ul><ul><li>You can doodle on top of the media as you record your comment </li></ul>
  16. 16. Additional Suggestions <ul><li>Start simple. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage appropriate and thoughtful comments like: I noticed …, this reminds me of …, I’m not sure that .. </li></ul><ul><li>Create extra guest avatars if sharing one account </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate comments if VoiceThread is public. </li></ul>
  17. 17. A few more … <ul><li>Be aware of privacy issues </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Use Ed.VoiceThread if you need complete control </li></ul><ul><li>Export archival VoiceThread for offline use </li></ul>
  18. 18. Question … What is one area in your environment where you want to encourage more creativity, communication or collaboration?
  19. 19. VoiceThread ideas … <ul><li>Literacy Development </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry Anthologies </li></ul><ul><li>Book promotions </li></ul><ul><li>Author Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Cause/Effect </li></ul><ul><li>Create an Invention </li></ul>
  20. 20. Even more ideas … <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Landforms where we live </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Generational projects </li></ul><ul><li>Showcasing Work </li></ul><ul><li>Art Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Speeches </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used with any grade level and any subject area – even professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Visit: </li></ul>
  21. 21. More ideas … <ul><li>ESL / ELL </li></ul><ul><li>Language Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural comparisons </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking Around A Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Commentary on Social Issues </li></ul><ul><li>Debate an Issue </li></ul><ul><li>Explanations </li></ul><ul><li>Math directions </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions / How to </li></ul>
  22. 22. VoiceThread Digital Library
  23. 23. More examples … <ul><li>5 yr old collecting 100 comments for 100th day celebration </li></ul><ul><li>5th grade Flip book animations - </li></ul><ul><li>HS career project about becoming a Special Education teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development: Reflecting on NETS for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Got Books? Faculty members share favorite books </li></ul>
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  25. 25. ITSE Evaluation <ul><li>Please fill out the BYOL evaluation at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  26. 26. Questions? <ul><li>Please add your VoiceThread samples to the collaborative wiki at </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for coming </li></ul>