Jan 3, 2011

VoiceThread Example for TILT

This is a quick VoiceThread I threw together to show TILT teachers how to quickly put together a digital story:

5 comments:

Mrs. Meyer said...

VoiceThread is a super easy way to collaborate with students in one classroom or teachers across the district. I used it with a group of 5th graders last year. They had a blast with it, although some of their information was a little off - such as the size of Montana. I also had the kids comment on another librarian's class VoiceThread for books liked to read.

Alissa said...

I have just started to "wet" my feet with VoiceThread. Becky Berg gave me the idea of using VoiceThread as a way for students to convey how they see multiplication in our world. It is a slow start; however, I have seen the benefits already! The students are completely engaged and love to hear themselves talk!

Ann Brucker said...

I was really impressed with VoiceThread the first time I saw it, but it took me awhile to figure out a really relevant use for it. This was one of those tools where I had to let it incubated in my mind for a lonnnnnng time. I finally had the "aha!" moment when I had a student teacher last year. One of the requirements for her course was a video recorded lesson. I was able to upload the footage of her lesson, then annotate it with text and voice. On the parts where I needed to stop and point out specific comments, I could stop the video, make my comments, and even draw arrows to or circles around students who were particularly engaged (or playing in their desks!).

I used it for a few other projects with my class after that, and I'm looking forward to doing it again. So many possibilities!

Mrs. N said...

I love VoiceThread! I have used it has another way to publish student work. For example, as a class we were studying frogs and used a VoiceThread to publish facts we had learned about frogs. In math, I have used VoiceThread for kids to explain the different strategies they used to solve the same problem. Currently, I am working on a VoiceThread of the kids in my class reading poems that they wrote. Just for publishing I thought the possibilities were endless...but Ann now has my mind swimming. How could I use VoiceThread as a tool to reflect on my own teaching? Or, use it to give feedback to a student giving a video presentation or a recorded reading? Interesting idea. Thanks Ann!

Angie G said...

After our session with Voice Thread yesterday, I am so excited to use this. Am especially excited, though, to have the students use it! Now that I am feeling more comfortable creating a voice thread, thanks Desiree, I feel competent enough to let the kids try creating their book reviews and sharing with others. They sell the quality literature way better than I do. And, as my friend Ann says, the students are WAY less hesitant than I am in just jumping in and trying it! SOOO excited!

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