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VoiceThread

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URL http://voicethread.com
Description

"A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages 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. http://voicethread.com/?#q.b409.i848804

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."

Account Types  
Process
  1. Go to http://voicethread.com.
  2. Sign up for a free account.
  3. Upload images and video from your computer or from websites.
  4. Contribute to the thread by adding your comments via text, voice or video.
  5. Share your thread by embedding it in your webspace or email invitations to collaborators.

 

Suggested Inquiry Activities

Upload a Primary Source Document and have student comment on it. 
Have students upload a document and then start a discussion about their primary source. 
Upload Political Cartoons for Commentary and Discussion.  http://voicethread.com/?#q.b62276.i322457 
Tell the story of a primary source from many points of view. http://voicethread.com/?#q.b165019.i881375 
History happens everyday.  Upload today's primary sources for student commentary and discussion.  http://voicethread.com/?#q.b318023.i1684139 
Listen to a primary source recording and comment on its relevence in that time or in today's political climate.  http://voicethread.com/?#q.b45542.i238192
Create a poem about a primary source.  http://voicethread.com/?#q.b318023.i1684139

 

What Teachers Like About VoiceThread

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Teacher Tips For Using the Tool

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Common Core State Standards

   

 

 

 

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

Organizing and Managing
  • 2.1.2 - Organize knowledge so that it is useful.
  • 2.1.4 - Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.
  • 3.1.4 - Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess.
Content Collaboration

 

  • 1.3.4 - Contribute to the exchange of ideas within a learning community.
  • 3.1.2 - Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.
  • 3.1.4 - Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess.
Media Sharing
  • 2.1.4 - Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and und understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess.
  • 3.3.4 - Create products that apply to authentic, real-world context
  • 4.1.8 - Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning
Social Networking and Communication
  • 3.1.2 - Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners
  • 4.1.7 - Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information
  • 4.3.1 - Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person.

 

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) NETS Standards

   
   

 

Primary Sources Example

This is an example of a primary source-based inquiry using Voicethread created by Mary J. Johnson Teaching with Primary Sources Fellow.  Click the play button, and see how the participants added their thoughts and questions based on a set of primary sources she added to the Voicethread interface.  More ideas from Mary can be found on her blog: http://maryjjohnson.com/primarysourcelibrarian/

 

 

http://voicethread.com/share/163846/

 

 

Getting Started

An Introduction to VoiceThread

 

Alternatives

Microsoft Photostory

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Create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. Then, personalize them with titles and captions. Small file sizes make it easy to send your photo stories in an e-mail. Watch them on your TV, a computer, or a Windows Mobile–based portable device.”

 

 

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