Over the weekend I stumbled across a great wiki dedicated to the use of VoiceThread in education. The wiki is appropriately titled, How to Make a VoiceThread. On How to Make a VoiceThread you will not only find directions for using VoiceThread, but also examples of VoiceThread being used in education. The only thing I wish this wiki had was a link to the creator of the wiki so that I could give that person the recognition he or she deserves for creating such a useful resource.
Applications for Education
If you’ve been wanting to try VoiceThread but you weren’t sure how to get started, How to Make a VoiceThread is a great resource. Similarly, if you’re looking for ideas about implementing the use of VoiceThread, How to Make a VoiceThread has many great ideas for you.
Here’s an idea that I’ve previously shared about using VoiceThread in a history classroom:
VoiceThread could be used as a great tool for students, parents, and teachers to collaborate on a local history project. Local historical societies are always looking for people willing to share information and knowledge. Creating a VoiceThread to share with a local historical society would be a great way for students to learn about their local history and perform a community service at the same time. Students and teachers could invite their parents and grandparents to share their knowledge of local history in the VoiceThread conversation.
Full disclosure to please the FTC: VoiceThread paid for part of my trip to the NECC 2009 conference.