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VoiceThread final presentation


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Final version of VoiceThread presentation for IET

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VoiceThread final presentation

  1. 1. Voicethread “ It’s not a question of how well each process works, the questions is how well they work together.” -Lloyd Dobens Cindy Carriere IET presentation
  2. 2. What is Voicethread? <ul><li>The word is mashup of ‘ voice ’ and ‘ thread ’. </li></ul><ul><li>voice = expression </li></ul><ul><li>thread = response to that expression </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Each new user who creates a presentation becomes a new voice and every user who leaves a comment becomes a new thread in the discussion </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Voicethread makes collaboration visual </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The discussion centers around visual media </li></ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Other documents </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Many images and/ or combinations of different types of images can be added to create an album </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Viewer comments are uploaded and posted </li></ul><ul><li>around each image in the album </li></ul>
  8. 8. Here’s a screenshot to show what I mean: Participant Comments Participant Comments Central image as the focus of discussion Other images in the album
  9. 9. <ul><ul><ul><li>A text message </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A sound clip </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A doodle drawing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An uploaded file </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And even as a phone message! </li></ul></ul></ul>Participants in the discussion may add a comment in the form of:
  10. 10. <ul><li>Voicethread is asynchronous </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many participants can view and post comments at the same time or at different times </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. A word about content <ul><li>It is user generated </li></ul><ul><li>It can be altered/edited by all viewers or by invited viewers only </li></ul><ul><li>Comments can be removed by the person who generated the album </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>A Voicethread discussion can be public or private. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Other features: <ul><li>You can also monitor edits to your presentation via an RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>You can export the entire presentation to your iPod </li></ul>You can embed a snippet of code in a moodle or other site
  14. 14. <ul><li>Voicethread has a separate platform for educators and this account, with most of the Pro features, is free as an educator in a K-12 school. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Uses <ul><li>There are obvious applications of this tool for educators who are interested in teaching the value of collaboration. </li></ul>“ Dandelion 37”
  16. 16. Value of use in a classroom? <ul><li>Participation in a Voicethread is purposeful and provides a safe environment for self expression. </li></ul><ul><li>Adds an element of creativity to group discussion. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>‘ Vandalism’ is an issue on many social media sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Through Voicethread teachers provide an opportunity to talk about positive ways to contribute to social media sites that may have spill over effect in other online environments. </li></ul>“ 103/365 Graffito”
  18. 18. <ul><li>Students can see how the thinking about a topic develops as contributions are made by participants. </li></ul><ul><li>VoiceThread is flexible and simple enough to include students with a wide range of abilities and comfort levels with social media. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>changes the roles of teacher and student </li></ul><ul><li>places students at the center of their own learning </li></ul><ul><li>helps learners, (and often times teachers), to come to a broader understanding of concepts and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>builds on previous knowledge </li></ul>Collaborative learning
  20. 20. <ul><li>There are other more business oriented collaboration tools out there that might be better suited to that specific environment, Zoho and Google docs come to mind. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Voicethread tutorial <ul><li>This presentation is not about how to use Voicethread, but if you are interested, the creators of Voicethread have posted a starter tutorial here and a VoiceThread user has posted another here . </li></ul>
  22. 22. I set up a sample public Voicethread at the address on the last slide. Please feel free to contribute to it. ( you’ll have to register first )
  23. 23. <ul><li>You can see the presentation without registering by clicking on this link and after the page loads </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Click on the BROWSE tab </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Type my dog Gulliver into the search line </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Works Cited <ul><li>Image Sources </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Collaboration.&quot; Photograph. Trusted Advisor.19 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;j0438755.jpg.&quot; Photograph (camera). 9 Feb. 2009. Microsoft Clip Art.19 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;j0409734.jpg.&quot; Photograph (presentation). 6 Aug. 2006. Microsoft Clip Art.19 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;j0387953.jpg.&quot; Photograph (spreadsheet). 2 June 2004. Microsoft Clip Art.19 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;j0431014.jpg.&quot; Photograph (video). 21 Apr. 2008. Microsoft Clip Art.19 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;j03114207.jpg.&quot; Photograph (daisy). 7 Nov. 2005. Microsoft Clip Art.20 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;j0422230.jpg.&quot; Photograph (alarm clock). 12 Sep. 2007. Microsoft Clip Art.20 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Image sources <ul><li>&quot;j0309064.jpg.&quot; Photograph (alarm clock). 6 Oct. 2003. Microsoft Clip Art.20 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;j0430488.jpg.&quot; Photograph (mp3 player). 16 Sep. 2008. Microsoft Clip Art.20 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;j0386106.jpg.&quot; Photograph (teacher). 6 Oct. 2003. Microsoft Clip Art.20 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;j0438526.jpg.&quot; Photograph (can). 3 Feb. 2009. Microsoft Clip Art.20 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;103/365 Graffito.&quot; Photograph (graffiti). 3 Feb. 2009. flickr.20 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>mint imperial, . &quot;Dandelion 37.&quot; Photograph (dandelion). 3 Feb. 2009. stock.xchng.20 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Other Sources <ul><li>Cassinelli, Collette. Voice Thread for Education . 2008. Slideshare. 1 Apr. 2009. < >. </li></ul><ul><li>Harbeck, Chris, dir. Release the Hounds . 6 Oct. 2007. Voicethread . 17 March 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Site administrator, dir. What's a Voicethread anyway? . 28 Feb. 2007. VoiceThread . 18 Mar. 2009 <>. </li></ul>