A VoiceThread is an online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways -- using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) -- and share them with anyone they wish. A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world."
~ From Voice Threads basics
I remember the first time I ventured onto the VoiceThread web site. Apart from being enticed by its curious name, I wondered what educators might do with a web application that merged still digital images and recorded audio narration. It didnt take long before a cadre of technology enthusiasts across the world began piloting VoiceThread applications in their classrooms and, in the process, redefining digital storytelling and its capacity to capture student voice and thought in ways never considered before.
The good news is that K-12 educators now can apply for a free VoiceThread Proc account (by logging in, clicking on the Create tab-? Go pro -? K-12 classroom educators) that will give them access all parts of the VoiceThread suite of applications.
New and exciting possibilities for using VoiceThreads in the classroom seem endless. Here are just a few:
Author: Brenda Dyck
Copyright Â© 2008 Education World