NMSA09: Extend Your Classroom with VoiceThread

MY THOUGHTS IN ALL CAPS

Presenters: Brent Anderson, Susanne Long

Session Description: Interested in being tech-savvy to handle your digital natives? Using VoiceThread allows students to have an authentic voice, learning with the world instead of about the world. VoiceThread activities are asynchronous activities that differentiate instruction and allow students to create and moderate instructional conversations. Today’s students have an unrelenting passion to interact, use this web-based tool to capture content knowledge, assess learning, and publish privately and globally.

http://www.voicethread.com

Picking up where Daniel Pink left off, VoiceThread should help you incorporate visual arts into the other classes.

Opens with:

Discussing features of VoiceThread

  • Upload Image
  • Leave Comments: via phone, webcam, text, audio only
  • Doodle: allows you to markup the Image during the course of a comment

VoiceThread accounts are free for educators…economical for students…$1 per student account ACTUALLY UP TO 100 STUDENT ACCOUNTS FOR $60 A YEAR

K-12 PRICING INFORMATION

NOW HAVING A COMMENTING SESSION ON A VOICETHREAD CREATED BY THE PRESENTERS.  THOUGH THE THREAD HASN’T BEEN SHARED YET SO I CAN’T POST THE ID HERE OR COMMENT FROM MY OWN COMPUTER.

SESSION HANDOUTS UPLOADED BY @MRDOOLEY

Voice Thread Created for the Session

http://voicethread.com/share/720461/

GOOD INTRODUCTORY SESSION ABOUT VOICETHREAD…WOULD HAVE BEEN GREAT IF EVERYONE IN HERE WAS ABLE TO JUMP INTO THE THREAD AND ADD THEIR OWN COMMENTS, BUT NOT EVERYONE HAS COMPUTERS AVAILABLE OR WIRELESS. SO MANY OF THESE TOOLS ARE BEST WHEN THEY ARE ACTUALLY USED, NOT TALKED ABOUT.

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One Response

  1. I completely agree! I think the tech sessions should have their own wireless setup so attendees can get access and experience the tool first-hand – what better way to learn?

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