Here I am, setting up for another year! I have decided to use VoiceThread as an opener to my course again this year. I recorded three slides to this year's Thread: my definition of sportsmanship, my daughter's experience lying down on the clear glass in the Willis Tower, and my son just goofing off. If you don't remember my previous post about Voicethread, it was a realization that VoiceThread could be a valuable tool to teaching my students how to reflect and share narratives. It was a great jump start to my year, so I'm giving it a shot again.
My students will view my examples, and they will respond to each one by comparing similar or different experiences or ideas. In the learning module I've built on Blackboard, I've given them examples of substandard and acceptable responses. They can respond by phone (voice or text) or computer (video or text). Next, they will build their own VoiceThreads and respond to each others' posts. Lastly, they will use their Threads to write a reflective narrative.
Here is my VoiceThread example--enjoy!
How might you use VoiceThread? Include your suggestions in the comments.
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