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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

VoiceThread

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Used in course
Submitted by: Dana Booker (Teacher (K-12)), Nov 30, 2012
Comment:

you need to learn what Voice Thread is all about.

Their main focus is to bring people a cutting-edge experience with digital technology and media. Voice Thread can be used in education, business, or for everyday use at home. On their website you will find very detailed descriptions of how to create and edit voicethreads, how to troubleshoot problems, accessability, privacy & security, account types, purchasing, and more. 

As I navigated my way through the website and created my own account I felt confident due to the fact that they have easy to follow language and instructions along with videos that walk you through the various ways to create your own Voicethreads.They also provide the users with various manuals, brochures, websites, and publications to walk you through the process of getting started with Voice Thread and how to work on or share any project you complete.

People of all ages can use Voicethread, and it has multiple communication modes which is great for use in a special education classroom like mine. You can type comments into your Voicethread, or you can use a microphone to add audio text if you like. Giving people multiple methods of communication is one of the biggest reasons I chose to use it in my classroom. 

My students are successful using Voice Thread, and it has been an engaging and motivating way to help them learn. I use Voice Thread to enhance my lessons by either creating videos or slideshows that relate to a topic we are learning about, or I create discussion boards where my students can communicate and discuss a lesson or unit we have done.

Voice Thread is such a versatile tool, and I would recommend it to any educator I knew who was looking to enhance their lessons and offer students multiple ways of communication and learning. Voice Thread is free to sign up and share, which is another reason why it is great to use in the classroom.

As an educator and an educational technology student I would highly recommend looking into Voice Thread and finding out more information.Through my Graduate Degree Program for Educational Technology, I have learned about many new online tools to use in the classroom; Voice Thread being one of them.

Voice Thread's easy to navigate website is appealing to the eye with multiple visual images and clearly deatiled links that provide you with the information

Technical Remarks:

This website and product are easy to use, free, and provide multiple uses for educators and students.

Time spent reviewing site: 3 hours of personal time+ multiple hours of use in the classroom