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Voice Thread

  1. 1. VoiceThread “ It is not a question of how well each process works, the question is how well they work together.” -Lloyd Dobens
  2. 3. <ul><li>Voice = expression </li></ul><ul><li>Thread = response to that expression </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Interactive media albums </li></ul><ul><li>Allows viewers to comment on any slide by: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Typing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recording audio or video comment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drawing on the image itself </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accessible to comment on just about any technology: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microphone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Webcam </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text – type comments </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 7. Easy to Use <ul><li>Keep the private or publish them </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On Voicethread site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embedded on your own site </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Learning How to Use Voicethread <ul><li>Tutorials </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help newbies get started </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain more advanced features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free educator accounts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Educator sites </li></ul>
  7. 9. Making a Voicethread <ul><li>Create a Voicethread account online at http://voicethread.com </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on topic and audience </li></ul><ul><li>Photographs or other media must be chosen to lead the discussion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Powerpoint slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Click on the create tab & title your video </li></ul><ul><li>Upload pictures into your new Voicethread </li></ul><ul><li>Click share to set privacy settings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public or private </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moderating comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add comments on any slide, click record or type for written comments </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>Once your Voicethread is finished, watch and participate as others begin commenting. </li></ul>
  10. 12. Tips For Teachers <ul><li>Start Small </li></ul><ul><li>Model Appropriate Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Your Account </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor All Comments </li></ul>
  11. 13. Using Voicethread in Classroom <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Self expression </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and simple to use </li></ul>
  12. 14. The Two B’s <ul><li>Banishing Timidity, Boosting Participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More students participate more actively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get students engaged in free writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative conversation </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>Check out the following examples of voicethread lessons: </li></ul><ul><li>http://voicethread.com/#u62832.b74361.i380813/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://voicethread.com/#q.b66561.i344195 . </li></ul>

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