WEB 2.0 is all about sharing, collaborating, and receiving feedback. A great resource out there for you to check out is VoiceThread. Voice thread is a site where you can upload pictures, movies, pdf’s, and presentations, and add your own verbal and written comments to them, for the public, or a select few to see. The fun, and power of this site, is that others viewing your upload can listen to your comments and add their own. So what does this have to do with the classroom? Rich story telling with real pictures and the author’s voice. Group collaboration and sharing. Student/teacher conferencing over presentations or individual documents. The nice thing is that the Pro version, usually $30 a year, is free for educators and gives you unlimited use of the site. As for security, you can select to moderate any posting you make and your uploads can be kept private to just your group of friends, in this case, your classroom. Take a minute to check it out and feel out the potential in your classroom when everyone has a voice. Here is my posting Feel free to add your comments to it.
Here is a posting by a student. It is a report on black bears. What a great way to incorporate media into everyday projects!