Here’s something fun for the holidays, and maybe even your classroom. Looking for a different way to share and discuss all the photos and videos from family get-togethers? Interested to take some classroom discussions online – analyze primary sources, create digital stories, compare and contrast documents? Over the Thanksgiving break, check out VoiceThread.com
VoiceThread is a multimedia, web-based application that allows discussion (audio, video, or text) around pictures, documents, and video. Here’s an introductory VT to walk you through the basics:
VoiceThreads aren’t only a great way to get families talking — they have been used for serious journalism, class projects, and professional development. VoiceThread is a great way to get lots of people talking, including students.
For a complete presentation on how VoiceThread might work into your curriculum, check out a website I created for introducing the tool to Modern and Classical language and ESOL teachers. There are a number of links and resources there, including step-by-step instructions.
So, check it out sometime this break — it might be great fun for your family, and maybe even valuable for your classroom, too.