Another toy to play with! After reading a post on Bridget Belardi’s Cybrary Cite, I decided to check out VoiceThread. This user friendly site is a great digital storytelling tool. Easy to follow directions can have even Web 2.0 newbies like me creating lasting stories in just minutes.
You simply upload photos and then tell your story either orally, by recording your voice, or textually, by typing in your text. There’s even a doodle tool that I haven’t played with yet.
The possibilities for educators are endless! I want to begin simply and create some YA booktalks to share with my students. Browsing around some of the threads posted by others, I saw lessons being taught, book reviews being shared, and history being recorded. This site is worth a look.
Here’s a lesson that relies on text and a voice over: Adding and Subtracting Matrices