Monday, August 2, 2010
A VoiceThread is an interactive media album that are online slide shows of images, documents, or videos. Viewers are able comment on any slide by typing, recording an audio or video comment, or drawing on the image itself. VoiceThread has amazing video tutorials that walk users through each step of setting of an account to explaining each way to comment on a thread.
Teachers can sign up for a free account, however it looks like you only get to create three threads on this account. Your students sign in under your account. They simply upload an avatar to accompany their identity.
If you like, you can pay for an educator account. The cost is $60 per year and you can add up to 100 students.
Here are links to some great examples using VoiceThread in the classroom:
Students Sharing Poetry (set up with no comments can be added option)
Water Cycle Review and Assessment
Writing Revisions - Small Moment
Triangle Scavenger Hunt
I am looking forward to trying Voicethread out with my students this year.