Monday, September 10, 2007

An Amazing Tool

I was catching up on Will Richardson's blog and found a posting about Voicethread. I have just spent a few minutes with it and my head is spinning (in a good way).

The idea is this: you can post a photo or photos or other images and then record a voicethread over it. Cool enough. But other users can record voicethreads over the same image, effectively adding a multitude of voices to one images (or one set of images). All the recording (or typing, if you prefer to annotate instead of narrate) happens inside the browser.

My head is spinning imagining the classroom opportunities. You can have a class of students react to a set of images. They can prepare really unique slide shows, ones that are much more interesting than PowerPoint (or its cousins). Here's a great example.

As a science teacher, I am thinking about posting a diagram or graph and have students talk about what it says to them.

More as it happens.

1 comment:

Christine said...

My head is also spinning. What now does it mean to "appropriate" content when you can author your own responses to these images? I have to play with this more.