This post has been a long time in the making. My exploration of VoiceThread started about a month ago and throughout this time I have taken the opportunity to view video tutorials about VoiceThread as well as explore threads created by other VoiceThread members. I wish so much that I would have know about VoiceThread in my internship. I would have loved to have used in for a unit I did with my students on the Solar System, it would have been a great way for them to showcase their knowledge.
Through my exploration of VoiceThread I have learned a few key things:
- You need an account to create a thread but you do not need an account to browse threads created by other people
- Teachers are able to moderate comments made on the threads
- The three ways to comment on a thread are by voice, text, or video
- Threads can be embedded into a blog and then played like a video
Reading and watching tutorial videos is a great way to get started with VoiceThread but the best way to learn about VoiceThread is to create a thread yourself. Here is a thread called Creating Community that I created myself to get a feel for what VoiceThread is all about. I would love to have you comment on my thread!
If you are looking to get started with using VoiceThread or would like some information about it here is a great video that I found on YouTube.