Posted by: Liana | April 13, 2008

VoiceThread

Months ago I was introduced to VoiceThread from my network of friends on Twitter. It seemed that tech teachers around the globe were all “atwitter” about it. Links were flying through cyberspace with all the VoiceThreads they were doing with their students. I just had to be a part of it, I mean after all, if it’s working for them and the kids are learning with joy, creating knowledge and putting it out there for the masses, then I am all about that! The clincher was when I listened to a podcast featuring the founders/creators of VoiceThread. They were so educator/classroom focused and wanting to help teachers and students and they were offering free educator accounts! I signed up right away, enlisted the 2nd grade teachers at my school and we now have almost 40 2nd graders book reviews up for the world to see!

And you can see all of them at http://voicethread.com/#q+kshawaii. Let me know what you think!

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  1. I love these voicethreads! Thanks for sharing. I just sent the link to the second grade teachers in my schools. Hope some of them will be inspired by your work. 🙂

  2. I am collecting examples of how educators are using Voicethread in their classroom or for professional development on a wiki at: http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/

    My plan is to share these examples with other technology teachers who provide professional development in their schools.

    Feel free to add your own examples or links to resources. Thanks in advance,
    Colette Cassinelli
    http://www.edtechvision.org

  3. The scanned images of their drawings is priceless in my opinion. Having the students describe the way they see a book through visualization and discussion can be a fantastic tool.

    I often think of how many books that are made into movies where I look at the imagery and think how different I imagined things. This is a great opportunity for students to discuss that with their book reviews!

    Great stuff…

  4. Great use of Voicethread. I’ve used it quite a lot in my school with super results too! Just a thought any way that you can put an RSS from your blog as I think it would be great to follow what you’re doing.


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