Sunday, August 16, 2009

Voice Thread

A VoiceThread is another web 2.0 tool that uses a collaborative approach. It is a multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (VoiceThread, 2007-2009).
From a Learning Managers point of view it is very classroom friendly and a teacher can create one account and then individual identities for each student. Bearing in mind the constraints when it comes to privacy issues in regards to photos. I found it easy to use and very easy on the eye. Best of all it is free :)
Because this can be accessed from any computer it would be a great collaborative task for distance education. These students would be able to interact see photos hear voice and so on. Technology has some amazing educational qualities and this one I am sure has alot more than I have discovered in my short time exploring. Active Learning involves activity-based learning experiences: input, process, and output. These activity-based experiences take many shapes whole class involvement, teams, small groups, trios, pairs, individuals.
VoiceThreads are an activity-based experience that may take on many forms such as: talking, reading, discussing, debating, role-playing, conferring, interviewing and creating. VoiceThreads involve a process where you are interacting with other people and materials and stimulate multiple areas of the brain to act (ACU Adams Center for Teaching Excellence, 2000).


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  1. Hi there Melody,

    I absolutely love VoiceThread and i can see so many benefits for incorporating it into our classrooms.

    Your idea about distance education would be ideal. It would provide the opportunity for distance students to hold down a collaborative and engaging learning experience. I had not considered this up until now, so you have opened my eyes to a whole new thinking process.

    Chat soon,

    PS i love your autograph, how did you do it?

  2. Hi Melody,
    I also thought VoiceThread was so engaging, I even spent a couple of hours exploring the tool myself! In terms of Distance Ed, it can offer users a personalised approach when students can't be physically and verbally in a classroom. They are able leave comments etc in many different ways which reflect their own personalities as well as their views, ideas, thoughts, feelings on topics.

  3. Hi Jess and Kerri,
    Voice Thread is amazing and I am sure there is so much more potential that we will be able to discover. The autograph comes form a free site called 'My live signature' the link is on my page. Good luck

    Melody x