Wednesday, August 28, 2013

VoiceTread, Blackboard Blogs & Discussion Boards

I was part of a group this summer that is came up with lesson plans and ideas for VoiceThread.  VoiceThead is a collaborative tool used to have students comment on a picture, PowerPoint or document. One can comment by typing, using your cell phone, talking or even video recording.  It is a good way to have an asynchronous discussion with your class.  Perhaps you want to get their opinion on a recent event in the US or the world or you want them to provide additional research.

Here are 26 interesting ways to use VoiceThread in the classroom and here is a great introduction page with lots of links for teachers.  Here (and above) is VoiceThread's how to page with lots of written how to sheets complete with pictures to guide you through the process.  On top is a VoiceThread on pictures from the Great Depression.

Here is our outline sheet along with multiple links to different VoiceThread items.  We also have how to create a Blackboard Blog and Discussion Board as those are other ways to use student collaboration in the classroom. 

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