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An Educator's Guide to VoiceThread
This is a friendly introduction to VoiceThread, written by an educator witheducators' interests in mind. This guide will introduce you to the basicVoiceThread interface and take you through the simple steps involved with creatinga VoiceThread.Interested in learning more about how VoiceThread can enhance your students' learning?Contact
Teaching Without
Walls
Getting Started
Go to http://www.voicethread.com  Click on "Sign In or RegisterSign in to an existing account or click Register(at the bottom) if you're a new user.Once you are signed in to your account, you'll see the basic account navigation page.Notice the three important tabs at the top:
Browse, Create,
and
My Voice.
Browse:
Click on this tab toreview all the VoiceThreadsever created that authorshave chosen to place in"Browse." When you createyour own VT, you will havethe choice to place yourshere or exclude it for moreprivacy.
Create:
Click on this tabto create a newVoiceThread. Afteryou've created aVoiceThread, it willappear in your MyVoice
tab.
MyVoice:
Click on this tab toview thumbnails of all theVoiceThreads you've created,you've been invited to andyou've subscribed to. The smallyellow quote bubble icon signalsthat the VoiceThread hasunread comments.
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An Educator's Guide to VoiceThread
How to Create a VoiceThread
3 Simple StepsClick on the "Create" tab.
Select
your media
- Select from media you've created (Powerpoints, images,documents, movie files, PDFs or Excel spreadsheets) or explore the freedom and timesaving potential of utilizing the existing content accessible in the Media Sources area.Click here.
In
the
"1.
Upload from..." area, select where you'll import your media from. Theseare your options:
Media Sources
My VoiceThreads:
import filesdirectly from other VoiceThreadsyou've authored
Flickr:
import images from yourFlickr account or select fromthousands of Creative Commonslicensed images!
Facebook:
import images from yourFacebook account
New York Public Library:
Free andopen access to over 700,000 images
upload files fromyour computerupload a file hostedonline at a specific
url
(doesn't workfor video files, i.e.YouTube)As you select your media for your VoiceThread, keep in mind that youmay import items from a variety of sources into one VoiceThread. Getcreative! Start an American History presentation with an image from theNew York Public Library's Native American Portraiture collection. Or endyour discussion with a creative image from Flickr's Creative Commonslicensed images. Mix it up and have fun! And always remember you cancome back later to rearrange the order of your slides or add more.
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Comment
- Add
your own comments to your slides in text, voice, or video format.You may delete your comments at any time.Click here.You may click on the arrows (if you have multiple slides) to pan through yourVoiceThread pages. When you are ready to leave a comment, click on the
[commentpj
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to revea
|
^Q
comment
Panel illustrated below.
The Comment Panel
^
Record a voicecomment with yourphone (free accountsare limited to 3 freephone minutes
-1
hourcan be purchased for$10)
*
Record avideocommentwith yourweb cam
V
Record avoicecommentwith amicrophone
V
Type acomment
*
Upload a
pre
recorded .mp3audio comment(PRO AccountsOnly)
X
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