Friday, March 5, 2010
Thing 14- voicethread
I think voicethread is probably one of the best ideas yet. To be able to comment and ink on a subject, respond to questions and other comments and connect with people around the world is phenomenal. I can see so many possibilities for using this in the classroom. When I had my MACUL grant for the video bookclub, this would have been so much better! Students could still use the webcams to record a video of themselves to then post to a voicethread set up by me which focuses on a particular story element. Students would still interact with each and time zones would be virtually irrelevent! (no pun intended) I could even use student artwork or documents to feature and spark conversation.
I tried creating my own voicethread. It was pretty easy. I'll admit that I didn't explore all of the help features that is offered so it might have been even easier. My only concern using voicethread is copyright. How do I give credit to pictures that aren't my own? The voicethread I tried- the link is below, I hope- is really simple but addresses a key concept in my curriculum. Check it out...
My first voicethread!