Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Voicethread and Dr. Wesch

As we learned about in New Media Literacies, we have recreated Dr Wesch's presentation about Youtube to fit our needs for Voicethread. We believe that Voicethread has all the great collaboration benefits of Youtube, but provides a safe way for students to get prepared for a lesson or review a lesson by contributing to the conversation from the privacy of their own homes without the worry of embarrassment. Because the conversation is recorded and can be moderated, Voicethread is a great tool that allows teachers and students to build off of others comments and reflect on those comments as more and more knowledge is gained about the subject. Because Voicethread so easily allows it users to publish the presentation, it can be shared over multiple platforms that are appropriate to 21 century classrooms, like blogs.

Please feel free to add your own comments to this Voicethread, or to leave a comment on this post regarding your ideas for Voicethread use in education. Also, we focused on the positive sides of Voicethread-- don't feel ashamed to point out any holes!


  1. Anthony,
    I felt like we didn't have enough time to really dig into your questions. If you want to talk more feel free to send an email, call me on skype or on the phone. The info is on my blog.

  2. Thanks Mr. C, I will definitely take you up on that offer! It's always so interesting to skype the mentors that we have been following-- you definitely gave me a lot of food for thought.