Voicethread is an interactive, online slide show. Students can comment on their slides and as they talk they can use a pencil to write on the screen to further explain their reasoning. For example, third graders could be drawing and commenting on arrays to explain how they would solve the array by grouping or splitting the array in some way that allows them to come up with the answer, other than using a simple multiplication sentence. Furthermore, students can comment on each others’ work and people around the world with Voicethread accounts can also comment on student work should you opt to open the voicethread to public viewing. It is easy to use and it is a great collaboration tool!
PLEASE NOTE: There is an educational version of this tool located HERE and if your school is interested your library can purchase a license with 50 users and your school can share the tool throughout the year.
Learn It In 5 Videos:
Voicethread.com Support Page: http://voicethread.com/support/howto/Basics/
Ideas for Using Voicethread in the Classroom:
- Using Voicethread to Promote Learning Engagement and Success for All Students – This article has some great examples of how you can use Voicethread in the classroom to provide a platform for success for all of your students.
- 100 ways to use Voicethread in the classroom - this is an actual voicethread so you can see how it would work. Hear how teachers around the world are thinking of using it!
- Voicethread in Education Wiki
- Voicethread PDF Tutorial by Wesely Fryer – Survive and Thrive (SpeedofCreativity.org)
- 7 Things Your Should Know about Voicethread (PDF)
- Setting_Up_a_VoiceThread_for_Education_Account (PDF)
- Human Impact on the Boreal Forest ( Grade 2)
- Grade 3 -4 Math – Using arrays in multiplication
Math – adding mixed fraction
Residential Schools – Grade Five and Six
April 11, 2011