By: Kimberly Wesley
Table of Contents <ul><li>What is Voicethread.com? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it used for? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the b...
What is Voicethread.com? <ul><li>Voice thread is computer supported collaborative learning. This means that by means of te...
What is Voicethread.com? <ul><li>Voice thread is a great tool for people to have simultaneous conversations while in diffe...
What is it used for? <ul><li>It allows students to chat, while writing, drawing, demonstrating, etc. in/on an  electronic ...
What is it used for? <ul><li>Teachers and students can use this tool to discuss and analyze photos, videos, etc. They can ...
What are the benefits for students? <ul><li>Saves time. Students can work either together or independently, either way con...
What are the benefits for students? <ul><li>Allows for students who are unable to attend school to keep up with their peer...
What are the benefits for students? <ul><li>Establishes a sense of learning community.  </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a more p...
What is the teacher’s role? <ul><li>Instructors play a vital role in facilitating online collaborative learning. Researche...
What is the teacher’s role? <ul><li>Administrative—The primary goal is to assure smooth operations and reduce instructor a...
Examples <ul><li>There is nothing more convincing when it comes to technology than actual examples. Here are a few links t...
How will I integrate voice thread into the classroom? <ul><li>I would like to teach Kindergarten. One of the milestones fo...
Conclusion <ul><li>Technology in learning is a very necessary and helpful tool. Voice thread has many aspects that are hel...
References: <ul><li>W eb 2.0 in online Learning (2006). Retrieved October 16, 2008, from The Office of Technology Enhanced...
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  1. 1. By: Kimberly Wesley
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>What is Voicethread.com? </li></ul><ul><li>What is it used for? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the benefits for students? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the teacher’s role? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Voicethread.com? <ul><li>Voice thread is computer supported collaborative learning. This means that by means of technology people all around the world can connect on-line by logging on to their computers and connecting to voicethread.com. </li></ul><ul><li>Voice thread allows students K-12, college students, teachers, and businesses to interact with each from the computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Voice threads can be created by text, webcams, microphones, uploads, presentations, or any combination. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Voicethread.com? <ul><li>Voice thread is a great tool for people to have simultaneous conversations while in different locations. </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations are interactive, even allowing various people to point or even draw on the presentation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is it used for? <ul><li>It allows students to chat, while writing, drawing, demonstrating, etc. in/on an electronic whiteboard . Often these applications let you save what has been written on the whiteboard as a picture file, and/or print them. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers can create online working spaces for student groups within their classrooms, across classrooms, grade levels, school, states, the nation, and even the world. Students can work collaboratively on group assignments, and keep active communications ongoing with e-pals. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is it used for? <ul><li>Teachers and students can use this tool to discuss and analyze photos, videos, etc. They can upload pictures or video from their computer, camera, or from cell phone. It's a great place to store and organize photos and videos. The students can then actively engage with the image and think about and discuss specific aspects. </li></ul><ul><li>As a collaboration project, teachers can encourage students to upload pictures about a topic, for example a world heritage site, and invites users to contribute tags to the images. In applications, such as Voicethread.com, students can add voice and written commentary to the overall video, picture or document. The comments are sequenced, so that late-comers can follow the dialogue. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What are the benefits for students? <ul><li>Saves time. Students can work either together or independently, either way contributing to the success of their group overall. </li></ul><ul><li>Develops oral and written communication and social interaction skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for interactions with students outside their class, school, city, state and even country. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepares young students for upper grades and the technology tools they will be encountering there. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What are the benefits for students? <ul><li>Allows for students who are unable to attend school to keep up with their peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Increases student motivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages different perspectives views. </li></ul><ul><li>Aids in evaluative thinking skill development. </li></ul><ul><li>Develops higher level, critical-thinking skills thanks to use of problem-solving approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages student responsibility for learning. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What are the benefits for students? <ul><li>Establishes a sense of learning community. </li></ul><ul><li>Creates a more positive attitude about learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes innovation in teaching and classroom techniques. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhances self management skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Develops skill building and practice. Common skills which often require a great deal of practice can be developed through these tools, and made less tedious through these collaborative learning activities in and out of class. </li></ul><ul><li>Develops social skills. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is the teacher’s role? <ul><li>Instructors play a vital role in facilitating online collaborative learning. Researchers indicate that strong instructor support, frequent instructor-student interaction, and superior organizational skills are critical elements of successful online collaborative learning. </li></ul>
  11. 11. What is the teacher’s role? <ul><li>Administrative—The primary goal is to assure smooth operations and reduce instructor and learner overload. </li></ul><ul><li>Design—The primary goal is to assure successful learning outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation—The primary goal is to provide social benefits and enhanced learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation—The primary goal is to assure that learners know how they will be evaluated and help learners meet objectives. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical—The primary goal is to assure that barriers due to technical components are overcome. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Examples <ul><li>There is nothing more convincing when it comes to technology than actual examples. Here are a few links to some voice thread examples: </li></ul><ul><li>http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2008/03/voicethread-examples.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/suziea/voicethread-examples-in-education-presentation </li></ul><ul><li>http://uwbtech.pbworks.com/Voice-Threads </li></ul><ul><li>http://wadingweb2.wetpaint.com/page/Voicethread?t=anon </li></ul>
  13. 13. How will I integrate voice thread into the classroom? <ul><li>I would like to teach Kindergarten. One of the milestones for Kindergarteners it learning to count to 100. This can be achieved by counting down to the 100 th day of school. The 100 th day of school is then marked by having each child bring in 100 of one type of item and having a 100 th day celebration. </li></ul><ul><li>Here is a link to an example of using voice thread to acknowledge the 100 th day: </li></ul><ul><li>http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/K-2 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Conclusion <ul><li>Technology in learning is a very necessary and helpful tool. Voice thread has many aspects that are helpful to both student and teacher. </li></ul>
  15. 15. References: <ul><li>W eb 2.0 in online Learning (2006). Retrieved October 16, 2008, from The Office of Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Illinois at Springfield Website: http://otel.uis.edu/Portal/presentations/web2.ppt </li></ul><ul><li>(2008). Elementary School 2.0 . Retrieved October 16, 2008, from Classroom 2.0 Web site: http://www.classroom20.com/group/elementaryschool20 </li></ul><ul><li>^ Shank, P (2008). Competencies for online instructors. Retrieved October 16, 2008, from Learning Peaks Web site: http://www.learningpeaks.com/instrcomp.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>www.voicethread.com Retrieved May 23, 2009 </li></ul>

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