VoiceThread Creating Multimedia Presentations and Beyond! Fei Gao 08-13-2009
What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make presentations.  </li></ul>
What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make  multimedia  presentations.  </li></ul>
What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make  multimedia  presentations.  </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThre...
What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make  multimedia  presentations.  </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThre...
What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make  multimedia  presentations.  </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThre...
What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make  multimedia  presentations.  </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThre...
Want to see how it works?
Create Your VoiceThread Uploading  Commenting  Doodling Sharing  Moderating  Embedding
Get Registered Go to  http://voicethread.com/#home
Uploading the Files Under the Create Tab, click “1. Upload”, and upload the files from your computer, URL or other media s...
Commenting & Doodling Click “2. Comment”, go to the page you want to leave a comment, and click choose how you want to com...
Sharing Click “3. Sharing”. You can either get a link to share or select contacts. You can also change their rights to acc...
Moderating Click “Publishing Options” to open up the window. Click the check box for “Moderate Comments?” to turn on the m...
Embedding Click “Menu”- “Embed”, and a new window will pop up. You can either choose the service you are using or copy and...
Why VoiceThread? <ul><li>Compared to other digital story telling tools such as Windows movie maker, iMove, or PhotoStory <...
Why VoiceThread? <ul><li>Compared to other online presentation tools, such as slideshare.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support...
Some Constraints <ul><li>It does not allow multiple users to have simultaneous access to the same account. </li></ul><ul><...
Educational Use of VT <ul><li>Teacher-centered Presentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating multimedia slideshows </li></u...
Additional Resources <ul><li>7 Things you should know about VT </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread 4 Education Wiki </li></ul><u...
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  • As other web2.0 tools, you don’t need to download and install any software.
  • can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos)
  • 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) And you can also doodling while you are commenting!
  • You can Send the link of a voicethread to others embed it on other websites Export it to MP3 players or DVDs and share it that way
  • You can set it up in a way that allows some people Only view View and comment Edit and create the presentation together with you Moderation Function: Pick which comments are shown through moderation
  • What is the best thing about where you live? This is a great example of what a VoiceThread can do when embedded in a blog: foster global conversation. We have to date over 6,000 visitors to our class blog, many are international followers. Benefits to students: Students record their thoughts and ideas in a format that can be viewed again and shared with friends, parents and peers anywhere in the world.
  • I will teach you how to create your own voice thread.
  • A window will pop up and asking you to sign in or get registered
  • I will teach you how to create your own voice thread.
  • I will teach you how to create your own voice thread.
  • I will teach you how to create your own voice thread.
  • It allows you to preview or approve all new comments before others can see them. And that will open up this window here. You just going to come over here and click on the checkbox to turn it on.
  • It allows you to preview or approve all new comments before others can see them. And that will open up this window here. You just going to come over here and click on the checkbox to turn it on.
  • When to use VoiceThread multimedia, voice-over Collaboration, comments , easier to embed, no download Disadvantage: Space limit Full screen mode
  • When to use VoiceThread multimedia, voice-over Collaboration, comments , easier to embed, no download Disadvantage: Space limit Full screen mode
  • When to use VoiceThread multimedia, voice-over Collaboration, comments , easier to embed, no download Disadvantage: Space limit Full screen mode
  • Interactive online lecture http://voicethread.com/share/153901/ The instructor used VoiceThread to deliver content, as in a lecture, but wove in open-ended questions for students to respond to. VoiceThread can be used for higher learning in online courses as a means to deliver an engaging and dynamic lecture.
  • 1. By Educause 2. It has grown to be comprehensive collection of VoiceThread examples of how educators are using Voicethread in their classrooms (or for professional development
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    1. 1. VoiceThread Creating Multimedia Presentations and Beyond! Fei Gao 08-13-2009
    2. 2. What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make presentations. </li></ul>
    3. 3. What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make multimedia presentations. </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make multimedia presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread allows viewers to leave comments. </li></ul>
    5. 5. What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make multimedia presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread allows viewers to leave comments in five different ways . </li></ul>
    6. 6. What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make multimedia presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread allows viewers to leave comments in five different ways . </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread allows users to share the presentations with others. </li></ul>
    7. 7. What is VoiceThread? <ul><li>VoiceThread is a Web2.0 tool to make multimedia presentations. </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread allows viewers to leave comments in five different ways . </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread allows users to share the presentations with others, and control to what degree the presentations are shared . </li></ul>
    8. 8. Want to see how it works?
    9. 9. Create Your VoiceThread Uploading Commenting Doodling Sharing Moderating Embedding
    10. 10. Get Registered Go to http://voicethread.com/#home
    11. 11. Uploading the Files Under the Create Tab, click “1. Upload”, and upload the files from your computer, URL or other media sources.
    12. 12. Commenting & Doodling Click “2. Comment”, go to the page you want to leave a comment, and click choose how you want to comment. You can also doodle while adding comments.
    13. 13. Sharing Click “3. Sharing”. You can either get a link to share or select contacts. You can also change their rights to access this VoiceThread.
    14. 14. Moderating Click “Publishing Options” to open up the window. Click the check box for “Moderate Comments?” to turn on the moderation function. Click “Publishing Option” to open up this window. Check the first three boxes to turn on the function of comment moderation.
    15. 15. Embedding Click “Menu”- “Embed”, and a new window will pop up. You can either choose the service you are using or copy and paste the embedded code.
    16. 16. Why VoiceThread? <ul><li>Compared to other digital story telling tools such as Windows movie maker, iMove, or PhotoStory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No software download needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for collaboration and comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to embed </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Why VoiceThread? <ul><li>Compared to other online presentation tools, such as slideshare.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports Multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support online editing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows for collaboration and comments </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. Some Constraints <ul><li>It does not allow multiple users to have simultaneous access to the same account. </li></ul><ul><li>It does not function uniformly across all browsers </li></ul><ul><li>The free account has a space limit of 2GB for educators. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Educational Use of VT <ul><li>Teacher-centered Presentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating multimedia slideshows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging students in course materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student-centered Presentation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing their own experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holding voice/video-based online discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An Example </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Additional Resources <ul><li>7 Things you should know about VT </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread 4 Education Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread Library </li></ul>

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