Voice Thread Mobile
Download the FREE Voice Thread APP from the iTunes store. Once installed I suggest you explore the tools and options available. The following photo steps and videos will give you a good idea of how to develop your Voice Threads and post them. I strongly recommend you check out the Voice Thread website for more detailed information. Watch the video, "Voice Thread App Demo" for a tutorial on how to use Vocie Thread on a hand held device.
Voice Thread PC
To use your PC to become a Voice Threader, enter the URL www.voicethread.com for personal use or for an education account you enter http://ed.voicethread.com and simply register or Sign In. The second video (to the right) outlines using the Educational Version for Voice Thread.
Why have the two versions? The educational version allows you to register your class, and only members of your class can view and comment on the content you or they have posted. Whereas, you can post to either your contacts or the public using the other version. Either way VoiceThread is an awesome learning tool.
Get started with Voice Thread in your classroom by using some or all of the following activities.
> Group discussion - Watch the video and have students record the steps for creating a post. This will also include uploading media. Discuss the process and have learners relate to other instructions that may be similar.
> Flowchart - Learners develop a flowchart that demonstrates installing, creating and opening a post.
> Recording Voice - This is a perfect opportunity for ESL students to practise their English. They will upload and describe objects within a photo or the details of the photo.
> Spelling - Learners take photos of specific objects and record the spelling, both oral and written.
> Recording Image With Commentry - Students use their iPhone or iPad to record a video and add the commentry simultaneously. Have learners prepare points to discuss prior to recording. Great for the teacher to assist with pronunciation. Other learners can comment on the video - voice or text - and discuss the different aspects.
> Writing - Learners write comments on other students' photos and/or videos. They will need to comment on the oral section of the post, as well as the media component.
> Instructions - Teacher records a set of instructions using a series of slides or photos and the students write notes and summarise them.
> Reflections - Using a stimulus e.g. photo, students can add their comments to create both a personal and class collection. This also gives class members the opportunity to respond to other comments.
> Critiques - This type of activity can be completed either in or outside the class. Having access to this activity outside of class time can offer the learner time to consider what is under discussion and comment accordingly.
> Group work - Students can share information and ideas at any time of the day. They can readily collaborate on a project and the teacher can see the input from each group member via the thread.
> Interaction beyond the walls- Discussion could be developed with other classes and groups to broaden the input and viewpoints. Discussion points can be viewed and feedback given.
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Voice Thread on your PC.
Voice Thread on your iPad or iPhone.