Sunday, October 05, 2014

What I am learning about VoiceThread

How to Humanize Your Online Class with Voicethread by Michelle Pacansky-Brock
I am participating in a TLT Group book discussion around Michelle Pacansky-Brock's book, "How to Humanize Your Online Class with VoiceThread. The discussion is taking place using VoiceThread.

Here are some of my take-aways from Chapter 1:

  1. Create different identities such as one for when I am when I am inserting a text transcript of my voice comment and one for when I am providing feedback.
  2. Survey students at the beginning of class regarding the the method they plan to use for creating a voice comment: mic, webcam, mobile app, phone.
  3. A low risk ice breaker at the beginning of class which requires the use of voice.
  4. It looks like there is a way to use the Doodle tool so that it does not fade away.  I want to experiment with that.
  5. I'd also like to experiment with uploading a video into VoiceThread and using the Doodle Tool to comment.
  6. I'd like to experiment more with leaving VoiceThread comments using a mobile device. 
Here are some things I want to further explore or questions that were raised for me from Chapter 1:
  1. I would like to better understand Voice Manager.
  2. I would like to create/adapt some collaborate learning activities using VoiceThread with some of my content.
  3. I would like to further explore the various ways we, as teachers, can and should construct our presence online.  
  4. Instead of using a survey regarding the up-coming TLT Cognitive Science Book Discussion Series, I would like to create a VoiceThread as a way for members to react to the books and talk about how they may want to contribute to the discussions.

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