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!