Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Module 1 (for 2008): Voicethread

Step One : Introduction to Voicethread

Voicethread? What is Voicethread?

Basically, it is an online service that allows you to upload images (pictures, Powerpoint slides, etc) then make text or audio comments on them. You can set it up so that anyone with a Voicethread account can comment, so Voicethread can be used to tell a story in which there are many storytellers. The images you present in Voicethread can be used to inform and also to provoke discussion, leading to a collaborative learning experience.

Step Two : Experience

Check out some of these examples of Voicthreads used in an academic or library context:

A slide show about Creative Discovery

A presentation about Topic Development

A tutorial on searching in databases

Several examples of how colleges are using Voicethread

Step 3 : Do it!

1. Create an account (2 min)
a. Go to http://voicethread.com/
b. Click “sign in or register” on the top right
c. Click “register”
d. Fill in your name, email address, and create a password
2. Go to Alyssa’s Krazy voicethread demo
3. Start playing! Make comments!