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Voicethread for Collaboration

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An amazing tool for collaboration, VoiceThread just keeps getting better! Plain text commenting just doesn't cut it---what did they really mean? ;-) :-D :-> :-)


'M5 commenting' is VoiceThread's answer to building collaboration around any resource you and your students want to share:

"With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.

A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too. Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies."



What is a VoiceThread?


How does Ed.VoiceThread work to keep students' work safe and secure?



The Free account at Voicethread helps you get started and get to know VoiceThread. With 3 minutes of phone commenting, 5 VoiceThreads with up to 50 slides each, unlimited voice and text comments, and 30 minutes of webcam commenting time, you can do a lot with a Free VoiceThread account!


There is a cost for the full version for a single educator, but for just $15 a month (or $60 for the full year) you and up to 50 of your students can find new ways to share ideas! For about $1/student and teacher, your school can purchase a School Subscription.


Need research to support your request for funding? VoiceThread has compiled a useful list for you.


Need technical support for using VoiceThread? The website has a host of excellent resources and step by step instructions here


Here's a PDF that has some helpful tips:  getting_started_in_the_classroom.pdf


How is VoiceThread being used in the classroom?

Here are a variety of great resources for your convenience. Lots of great examples and ideas about the many, many ways you can use Voicethread to enhance student engagement and collaboration.


VoiceThread in Online Teaching and Learning: Practical Design Strategies and Student Perspectives.

A wonderful twenty minute .mov version of what VoiceThread is, how to use it. It also features some great classroom examples!


The VoiceThread Digital Library

The Digital Library is a database of articles about successful VoiceThread projects. Our hope is to create a resource that offers guidance and inspiration for people undertaking new projects. Please contribute a VoiceThread to help the Digital Library grow.


The VoiceThread 4 Education wiki

This wiki was started by Colette Cassinelli (http://twitter.com/ccassinelli) but because of contributors like YOU - it has grown to be comprehensive collection of VoiceThread examples from students and teachers of all ages and groups. The purpose of this wiki is to gather examples of how educators are using Voicethread in their classrooms (or for professional development) and to share those examples. Looking for a classroom partner for VoiceThread projects? Consider adding your contact information to the Classroom Partners page. Includes a crowd sourced (anyone can contribute)Google presentation  of "26 Interesting Ways to Use VoiceThread in the Classroom."  NOTE: Be patient, as some pages on the wiki take quite a while to load. 





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