Connecting with Students Online is Easy Using VoiceThread CSLA Conference November 20, 2008 Jane Lofton Teacher Librarian Lindero Canyon Middle School Agoura Hills, CA [email protected] [email protected] What’s a ?
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November 20, 2008
Lindero Canyon Middle School
Agoura Hills, CA
An interactive, collaborative, online multimedia tool that that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to add oral, text, or video comments.
Created by Jane Lofton & student Julia M.
http://voicethread.com/share/170855/ created by Jane Lofton
by Bill Ferriter on his Digitally Speaking wiki at
by Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Art History Professor, Sierra College
Embedded at http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/College
Important: A microphone (built in on many computers)
Mike and camera clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com
Then, click Comment
Record with your webcam
Record with your mike
Type your comment
Upload a file
Choose a comment option, then record, check, and save the comment. Comment on as many screens as you like.
Choose sharing options.
To embed, click here or here.
Choose any of these options.
Mouse over a thread for a description
*Examples at www.linderocanyonmiddleschool.net/library, www.linderobooks.blogspot.com, and https://linderolibrary.pbwiki.com/Library+Orientation
Click Sign In
Enter your name, school email and a password.
For more explanation of how to get the free educator account, watch this VoiceThread: http://ed.voicethread.com/share/238308/
Now, you will see a message like this. Then, you will receive an email with a confirmation link. Click the link in your email, and your account will be active!
The embedded image can be any size. Adjust these figures, using a 4/3 ratio.
In the MyVoice tab, click the Menu icon, then click Edit.
While viewing a VoiceThread, click the menu icon here, then click Edit.
VoiceThread site: http://voicethread.com
VoiceThread Education Account Brochure: http://cdn.voicethread.com/media/misc/Ed.VoiceThread.pdf
Explanation of how to get the free educator account and what the paid account offers: http://ed.voicethread.com/share/238308/
VoiceThread 4 Education Wiki
Be sure to check the “Best Practices” page
Bill Ferriter’s “Digitally Speaking” wiki page about VoiceThreads
Includes lots of good examples and best practices tips
Disruptive Technologies wiki page about VoiceThreads
Delicious VoiceThread bookmarks
I have uploaded this handout to:
Also, please contact me with any questions.
Work phone: 818/880-2134x8
Home phone: 818/865-8010