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VoiceThread

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Digital Storytelling with VoiceThread

  

 

 

Digital Storytelling definition

"Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories."

"While the term 'digital storytelling' has been used to describe a wide variety of new media practices, what best describes our approach is its emphasis on first-person narrative, meaningful workshop processes, and participatory production methods."

  • Center for Digital Storytelling

 

VoiceThread explanation

 

  • Voicethread is a FREE web-based interactive digital storytelling application.

  • Voicethreads are online slide shows of images, documents, or videos.

  • Voicethreads enable viewers to comment on any slide via text, audio or video comments or drawing on the image itself.

  • Voicethread can be used to safely publish student work to a global audience on the Internet.

  • Voicethreads can also be shared PRIVATELY with students, families and other classrooms inside and outside your school.

 

VoiceThread website

"A VoiceThread is a collaborative, 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 (via a webcam)."

 

Ed. Voicethread.com

 

 

 

Instructional rationale

"One of the best ways to enhance student learning, boost student achievement and improve student engagement is to incorporate digital storytelling as an instructional strategy. Students can demonstrate their knowledge of content, develop higher order thinking skills, improve their digital literacy skills and harness the power of visual literacy in digital storytelling projects"

 

Examples

Kindergarten-2 Voicethread Examples

 

 

Eleven Thirteen Fourteen Interesting Ways to use Voicethread in the Classroom

 

 

 

 

Resources 

Wesley Fryer's "Teach Digital"

Bill Ferriter's "Using Voicethread for Digital Conversations" (includes printable handouts)

Voicethread 4 Education wiki - comprehensive collection of VoiceThread examples from students and teachers of all ages and groups

VoiceThread Extends the Classroom with Interactive Multimedia Albums - Edutopia article

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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