VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold any type of media (images, documents or videos) and allows people to make comments using their voice. A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world. In short, VoiceThread is digital storytelling at its best.
This is a resource we will be working with more than once during the second term. In order to get familiar with it, I invite you to watch the following video, listen to some of the comments and then make your own contribution.
This is a project set off by a teacher in Florida, USA in which she prompted students to make a VoiceThread about the place they live in. The main aim was to foster global communication and we are going to contribute!!! This will be your homework for Chirstmas.
Instructions for using VoiceThread:
When you click on "Comment" you will be asked to sign in. Once you have signed in, you will be able to make your contribution. To comment click on the "comment" link. There you will have the choice of either recording your voice (microphone icon), typing your words (letter "A" icon), or using a web camera (camera icon). This time you will be using the mic. There are tree pages in this VoiceThread and you can comment on any or all three pages accessed by the bottom right hand arrow. If you are happy with your recording, be sure to save. If not, hit cancel and you may re-record as many times as you wish. Please no inappropriate commenting.
You may also watch the following video on What's a VoiceThread?
Please answer the following questions:
What is the best thing about where you live? What is the worst thing about where you live? Of all the places where you have travelled to outside of where you live, which one is your favourite? Where would you like to go that you haven't been yet? Of course, you need to to explain all your answers thoroughly and with details and don't forget to identify yourselves.
Below you have a new voicethread screen where you can upload your commentaries. You should listen to the previous examples of people commenting.
Below you can read the feeback on your commentaries. Make sure you listen to them again at the same time you read my corrections.