Digital Conversations
   & Voicethread

          Paul Cancellieri
      Durant Road Middle School
             Raleigh, N...
“We see more when others
converse among themselves
than when they speak to us.”
                Johann Kaspar Lavater
Overview
Overview
• Conversations as learning
Overview
• Conversations as learning
• Why digital?
Overview
• Conversations as learning
• Why digital?
• What is Voicethread?
Overview
• Conversations as learning
• Why digital?
• What is Voicethread?
• Creating Voicethreads
Overview
• Conversations as learning
• Why digital?
• What is Voicethread?
• Creating Voicethreads
• Commenting
Overview
• Conversations as learning
• Why digital?
• What is Voicethread?
• Creating Voicethreads
• Commenting
• Assessme...
Overview
• Conversations as learning
• Why digital?
• What is Voicethread?
• Creating Voicethreads
• Commenting
• Assessme...
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Why go digital?
Setup your account
           Unless you already have one


1. Go to http://ed.voicethread.com

2. Click on the Sign in or...
Creating Voicethreads


 Adding Comments
Assessing Voicethreads
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“OK... so what do I do with it.”
“Good friends, good books,
and a sleepy conscience: this
      is the ideal life.”
                      Mark Twain
Student Artwork
     Science Lab Videos
      Virtual Field Trips
 Primary Document Analysis
    Student Photography
  Col...
Examples
Paul Cancellieri
 pcancellieri@gmail.com
   @mrscienceteach

 Check out the wiki for
more information and links:
  ncteach...
Digital Conversations & Voicethread
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A presentation from the April 10, 2010 Super Saturday Technology Mini-Workshop at NC State University for NC TEACH lateral entry educators.

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  • -Introduce myself
    -If you have questions, I’ll be happy to answer during the demo part of the workshop.
  • The goal of this session is to reinforce the importance of conversation in the way we learn, and to introduce to you a simple and effective tool for conducting online digital conversation with and between your students.








  • Talking is part of our biological, social, and educational culture

    It doesn’t matter how old you are...
  • ...conversations form the backbone of how we acquire information and explore ideas.

  • Of course, this is not news to anyone who has been on either side of the teacher’s desk for the last 30 years (or more).

  • Of course, this is not news to anyone who has been on either side of the teacher’s desk for the last 30 years (or more).

  • Of course, this is not news to anyone who has been on either side of the teacher’s desk for the last 30 years (or more).

  • Of course, this is not news to anyone who has been on either side of the teacher’s desk for the last 30 years (or more).

  • Of course, this is not news to anyone who has been on either side of the teacher’s desk for the last 30 years (or more).

  • Of course, this is not news to anyone who has been on either side of the teacher’s desk for the last 30 years (or more).


  • Why limit a conversation to the time and space of your classroom?
  • Digital conversations can be moderated and organized very easily.
  • Voicethread is a digital tool for conducting conversations using text, audio, and video. Several years ago, the makers of the product, recognizing its potential for education, created a sort of “walled garden”. Ed.voicethread.com has become a model for how Web 2.0 tools can be customized to the needs of educators and students and leveraged into paid products.
  • It’s sometimes called a “group audio blog”, but like so many other Web 2.0 tools, it is difficult to describe something like Voicethread in terms of existing, familiar tools.


  • You might think that you need to grade the comments that students make. Maybe you figure they’ll need the “stick” to motivate them to participate, or that they won’t really try unless they know if will affect their grade. Most of the time, however, these kids do the work even if it isn’t graded.
    This evaluation (from Bill Ferriter’s Digitally Speaking Wiki) is an example of a meta-cognitive, reflective style of assessment that works well for Voicethread.







  • Digital Conversations & Voicethread

    1. 1. Digital Conversations & Voicethread Paul Cancellieri Durant Road Middle School Raleigh, NC pcancellieri@gmail.com @mrscienceteach
    2. 2. “We see more when others converse among themselves than when they speak to us.” Johann Kaspar Lavater
    3. 3. Overview
    4. 4. Overview • Conversations as learning
    5. 5. Overview • Conversations as learning • Why digital?
    6. 6. Overview • Conversations as learning • Why digital? • What is Voicethread?
    7. 7. Overview • Conversations as learning • Why digital? • What is Voicethread? • Creating Voicethreads
    8. 8. Overview • Conversations as learning • Why digital? • What is Voicethread? • Creating Voicethreads • Commenting
    9. 9. Overview • Conversations as learning • Why digital? • What is Voicethread? • Creating Voicethreads • Commenting • Assessment
    10. 10. Overview • Conversations as learning • Why digital? • What is Voicethread? • Creating Voicethreads • Commenting • Assessment • Examples
    11. 11. Talking is Learning
    12. 12. Wo rk G ro up
    13. 13. Wo rk G ro up Collabor ation
    14. 14. Wo rk G ro up De Collabor ba ation te s
    15. 15. Te am Wo rk Pro G ro up jec ts De Collabor ba ation te s
    16. 16. Te am Wo rk Pro G ro up jec ts logg ing B De Collabor ba ation te s
    17. 17. Te am Wo rk Pro G ro up jec ts logg ing B De Collabor ba ation te s Wikis
    18. 18. Why go digital?
    19. 19. Setup your account Unless you already have one 1. Go to http://ed.voicethread.com 2. Click on the Sign in or Register link in the top right. 3. Enter your information to create your account. 4. To upgrade to a free Educator account, go to: http://ed.voicethread.com/pricing/k12/educator/
    20. 20. Creating Voicethreads Adding Comments
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    22. 22. “OK... so what do I do with it.”
    23. 23. “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” Mark Twain
    24. 24. Student Artwork Science Lab Videos Virtual Field Trips Primary Document Analysis Student Photography Collaborative Text Markup Student Projects/Presentations
    25. 25. Examples
    26. 26. Paul Cancellieri pcancellieri@gmail.com @mrscienceteach Check out the wiki for more information and links: ncteach.wikispaces.com

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