A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too on any Internet enabled computer or mobile device (Apple only as of Fall 2012).
How it works within Media Literacy
TMS has used voicethread in schools to engage multiple literacies, practice speaking and listening skills (esp. with ELLs), allow teachers and students to collaborate and communicate using multimedia asynchronously, allow students to deconstruct media (their own productions, or others’), create open-ended student or class reflection journals, create mixed media “living” publications, and more. Read more about how TMS and other media educators have used VT and view the Related Projects and Releated Videos on this page:
- NAMLE ’09 10 Min Presentation by The Media Spot (includes Integrated Curriculum Map for 3rd Grade Unit on The Invention of Hugo Cabret)
- NAMLE ’09 Presentation by The Media Education Lab