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  1. Presented by: Magdalena Front and Mary Chau VOICETHREADCollaborative learning through multimedia technology

  2. What is Voicethread? • Collaborative multimedia slideshow • Leave comments using microphone, text, webcam

  3. Why use VoiceThread? • It’s easy and fun • It’s cost effective • To meet curriculum expectations in any subject – so many possibilities! • Differentiation of instruction • Evidence of learning - can use as assessment (digital portfolio) • Collaboration and sharing (with other classes, parents)

  4. It’s easy and fun to use! • Upload images • Give instructions • Have students comment • Share

  5. It’s cost effective • Free account (50 voice threads) • Free VT educator account upgrade gives you 50 ‘identities’ • Upgrade to unlimited voice threads + 50/student created voice threads for $60/year • School subscription for $1/account • Microphone/headphones optional

  6. Language Arts • Read and analyze poetry • Writer Waiting • Oral Communication • Space Rock Incoming Canadian Reader: http://www.lesplan.com/ • Learning Languages

  7. Media Literacy • Analyze images and justify reasoning • Is it Bullying? • Magazine Ads

  8. Mathematics • Justify answers to math questions

  9. Science • Explain their science experiments • Mealworm Experiments • Getting to Know Mealworms

  10. Music • Analyze song lyrics, song elements • The Circle Game

  11. Differentiation of Instruction • Multiple Intelligences • ELL students • Special needs students

  12. Evidence of Learning • An upgrade on observations • Create a digital portfolio • Can be reviewed and assessed at your convenience • Can be shared with parents and other staff members

  13. Collaboration • Within the school • Peer modeling: responding to images and making connections • The world • Giving feedback

  14. Sharing • With family and friends • Comment on school trips • For presentations • To preserve precious memories Class yearbook?

  15. Let’s get started!www.voicethread.com 1. Register for an account 2. Input information and click Register

  16. Adding your comments to an existing VoiceThread 1. Click on Browse tab 2. Enter BTL Baboons Select Search result. (Moving cursor over image reveals description)

  17. Adding your comments 3. Use the doodler while recording your response 1. You can upload an avatar for your identity 2. Click on Comment – You can record a voice response, type a text or use webcam

  18. Upgrading to VT educator Account 1. Click on Products tab 2. Select K - 12 3. Select Single Educator.

  19. Finish Registration 1. Scroll all the way down the page and click Apply! 2. Fill in information (must provide your school e-mail to receive free Educator account). 3. Click Submit and check e-mail to click on link to VoiceThread

  20. Creating Your Own VoiceThread 1. Click on Create tab 2. Select Upload and select source From Media Sources you can upload images from the New York Public Library

  21. Creating Your Own VoiceThreadPublishing Options 1. Select Publishing Options at bottom 2. Select options to Allow anyone to View and Moderate Comments