Voicethread and my students

I’ve been meaning to use this tool for  quite a long time but  the right time never seemed to come.

I think this little dialogue performed by my most elementary students is a nice way of showing you what Voicethread is. VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).

I want to thank María Sánchez and Rocío Ibias in the first dialogue and Eva Bedia and Ainhoa Nuevo in the second (from IES  Cesar Rodríguez – Grado) for their enthusiam. Thanks girls, I would never  have done it without you!

To use Voicethread you need to register but it only takes a minute and it can help you a lot improve your speaking and writing abilities. How ?

  • You can  record yourself describing pictures
  • You can  add comments to photographs
  • You can tell a story using different pictures

It also has a lot of potential for teachers.

  • I intend to use it for debates on issues: by asking students either to record themselves or  type their own ideas
  • I have already used it to record students doing role-plays

I’m sure you have plenty of ideas to use VoiceThread. Why don’t you share them with us ? Please, send a post if you want to contribute with your own ideas.

4 thoughts on “Voicethread and my students

  1. Hi! How are things?Is snowing in Grao?This autumm is like a bad Winter, isn´t it?.If we talk about my last post ,thanks for your cut .I wrote it and I submitted it and when I read it again I thought:”Oh my God”, “I was a bit hard and it wasn´t the right place to say this”.So ,what can I say?.Forgive me ,I had my brain unplugged.Beside silly things I recommend you Mclan last work ,it´s nice.See you soon!

  2. Oh yeaahh! It snowed ! You should’ve seen me when I reached the school at half past eight. I could hardly walk from the stress. My knees were jelly. Glad bad weather seems to be going away!

  3. Glad to hear from Grado, I’m from there, now I live in Madrid but I’m just arrived from Asturias!!. Congratulations for your work. I didn’t know Voicethread and I’ll use it with my students too.

  4. I’m delighted to know you’re reading me. Voicethread is very easy to use . I’m sure your students will love it. Let me know how it worked for you and drop by some other time.

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