Recently an email landed in my box with a link to a voicethread. For those of you who haven’t seen VoiceThread, it’s a handy tool for collaborative communication out on the web.
But let’s start at the beginning. I was involved in a planning project with a school envisioning a whole flip of their library. Aaahh, “Martha Stewart” time! An “L” shaped technology research pod, e-projection island, cozy corners and circles of literary conversations, all while engaging the senses and bringing the world in and amplifying voice out. This wonderful teacher-librarian wanted to show me exactly her ideas and thoughts – without me having to drive over. She took a few photos and popped them into a voicethread along with her recorded voice. Now I’ve worked with voicethreads before but always in curricular content. It suddenly struck me as this slideshow was going on that I was privy to her thoughts with crystal clarity! Thanks Sylvia! This has opened the doors to even more possibilities regarding the use of VoiceThread.