Thursday, April 7, 2011

Free Tools Challenge #13: VoiceThreads – Multimedia Slideshows with Video/Audio Comments | Teacher Challenge



In this activity you will:

  • Learn about VoiceThread
  • Sign up for an account
  • Create student “identities”
  • Learn how to implement VoiceThread in the classroom


We’re always searching for new ways to engage students.  We’re always looking to foster discussion and break down the barriers of the typical classroom walls.  We’re always trying to find web 2.0 tools that are easy to use and don’t require professional development after professional development to understand.  VoiceThread will provide you with all of these opportunities.

VoiceThread is an application that can be used right from your browser, which allows you to use different types of media to create an interactive slideshow.  You can use pictures, videos, documents, or even presentations.  Then, you or your students can record video/audio that allows you to describe each slide in more detail.  You can even draw right on the slide to circle or highlight different areas of interest.

One of the other great features of VoiceThread is that with each account, you can add up to fifty “identities.”  This allows you to create an identity for each student without having to create individual accounts.  This makes it very easy to change from one student to another without having to log out and log back in continuously.

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