Endless Possibilities

Endless Possibilities

Monday, May 24, 2010

Voice Threading

Voice threading is an awesome way to talk with others. I can see how fun it would be to use this for group presentations. I really liked the video that showed us how to use voice thread. I thought the mother and the children part was very funny:) I think students would have so much funny putting their voices to pictures. I also like that you can mark up the pictures. I personally prefer to comment by text. This is because number one I'm reserved and number two it allows me to organize my thoughts. I'm not a person who can easily answer questions or form opinions with little time to think on them. So this is why I prefer to text. I really like that Voice Thread would allow differentiation in my classroom. This possibly would even allow customization for students???? Any thoughts????


  1. Joni, I also prefer text responses to audio. I feel that I can form my thoughts more fully when I write. I am also always surprised at how my voice sounds...much different than what I think I sound like. :-)

  2. Sounds like the differentiated forms of response is indeed a form of customization for students.

    An interesting question is "What would it take to help the 'texting' student migrate to the audio file or Video file student?"

    What do you think?


  3. Dr. Z-

    I think gentle encouragement, time, and no pressure would get a "texting student" to migrate. Time is definitely a big factor for me. I have to FORCE myself to step outside my comfort zone. I think it is because I feel self-conscience. So while I'm in front of children that is gone, but as soon as I'm in front of adults or my peers it comes right back. I try to encourage my shy students to take risks, but I know they have to trust that I'll be there right beside them when they do it the first time. Before I know it their doing it without me. Maybe it's like riding a bike???? Anyways it is easy for me to relate to people who have a difficulty with public speaking of any kind. It takes practice:)


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