Archive for March 2012

Giving Students Voice

March 14, 2012

One of the simplest and most powerful tools I know for enlivening learning is Voicethread, a multi-­‐media slideshow application that allows multiple users to provide commentary on pictures, text, and videos in various ways.
It is fun, easy-­‐to-­‐use, and inherently collaborative.

All teachers and students in GCS have accounts at http://groton.ed.voicethread.com . My advice for those new to the program is to browse through already created content in your interest area. Here is a resource to check out:

http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/

With this, as all tech tools, I recommend planning and some pre-testing in a small way before you start a major project. Here are some ideas:

Here, below, is a Voicethread I made that you are invited to contribute to. Just click on it and choose “Comment”. If prompted for a password email me or contact a TTL.

http://voicethread.com/book.swf?b=183026

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