At its core is the ability to have a conversation around a piece of media. Images, presentation slides, text documents, audio clips, or video are are the focus point of a VoiceThread. Then users add video, audio, or text comments about the media using a microphone, webcam, or their keyboard. VoiceThread allows for more personal feedback from students and teachers by making people feel as though they are interacting with people as opposed to just text on a page.
Examples of VoiceThreads for Education Literacy: This example reveals how VoiceThread can provide students with authentic reasons to reread, to improve fluency, and to think about the purpose of the story. The following VoiceThread is the work of an elementary student telling the story of the 3 Little Pigs in collaboration with her family.
The student narrates the story and her parents act out the characters in the story using different VoiceThread accounts that represent the Big Bad Wolf and each of the 3 Little Pigs.
The student ends the story with explaining the moral of the story in her own words.
In this VoiceThread, a student explains the 5-step writing process he has described in his notebook. This student makes annotations on an image of his notes as he describes the process he uses to develop his writing.
Kids are invited to participate by asking each other questions and creatively sharing images from the region they come from. This VoiceThread provides excellent graphic organizers for how to organize your thinking as you preview a VoiceThread and how to comment on a VoiceThread.
These graphic organizers provide a scaffold for analyzing and synthesizing across comments in a VoiceThread and could serve as rubrics for assessing VoiceThread participation. The topic of this VoiceThread is based on a common writing assignment each teacher had in their curriculum using the phrase "I have a dream.
This VoiceThread is intended to have the students start discussing the setting of the book using the image on the cover of the book and the first couple of paragraphs from chapter one.
The teacher starts the VoiceThread by providing the instructions for what she expects the students to do for their VoiceThreads.
This poetry unit had students choose a photograph from The Great Depression and write poetry from the perspectives of the individuals in the photographs. The students read their story as photos are displayed of their class learning about the forest near their school.
This project was part of an international collaboration between kindergarten classrooms around the world. This VoiceThread includes video of the students reading their books.develop ideas and content for a particular writing task.
9. Use the writing process to provide extended writing opportunities. Provide opportunities to read, analyze, and emulate models of good writing. Use writing as a tool for learning content material. There are many formal and informal ways to make these elements actionable in schools.
The purpose of this workshop is to help K teachers to understand some useful techniques in using the VoiceThread web in and out of the classroom. It is also designed to give K teachers good skills that will allow them to use the VoiceThread confidently with their students.
Turnitin provides instructors with the tools to prevent plagiarism, engage students in the writing process, and provide personalized feedback.
A survey was administered to the students at the end of this study which demonstrated positive attitudes towards the use of graphic organizers and the VoiceThread Program to communicate in math.
Other results of the data provide positive results with an increase in student performance. *VoiceThread can also be used as a means of communication and critiquing in my Art Room.
Students can type, speak, and/or video record themselves with comments, opinions, and advice on so many topics.
Cognitive scientist tell us that around 93% of communication is non-verbal. Tone of voice, cadence and body language communicate more information than words alone. Yet, in many online courses students only use text to communicate with each other.