Are you looking for a way to foster interaction at a distance? Do you want students to debate, share their reactions, or critique? VoiceThread may be just the tool you need.
As VoiceThread puts it, the tool “bridges the gap between real-time discussions and standard video lectures or online presentations.” How does it do it? VoiceThread provides an avenue for you and your students to have an asynchronous conversation in the cloud around images, videos, or slides. You select and sequence the media, add your comment/prompt to get the conversation going, post the VoiceThread to Desire2Learn and let the conversation begin. Students will be able to comment on each slide or media file with video, voice recording, text, and drawing annotations.
Below is an example. Feel free to add your comments to the VoiceThread:
With VoiceThread you can:
- Have a conversation around your narrated PowerPoint or multimedia presentation
- Have students critique each other’s work in a studio art or graphic design class
- Ask students to explain their understanding or analysis of scenarios
- Create a structured asynchronous debate
For more information on VoiceThread, or other Cool Tools that solve pedagogical problems, contact the Exchange in Library South room 106.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 404.413.4700
- VoiceThread – Getting Started Fact Sheet
Please join us for one of the upcoming Cool Tools sessions in Collaborate.
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