About VoiceThreads

A VoiceThread is an interactive, collaborative album that can share images, documents and videos. When a voicethread project is shared, people can add comments using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio files, or video (with a webcam). You can create a Voicethread project for a class, and create different identities for each student. Students can then comment about the images added to the project.

Ideas for Classroom Integration

How can educators use VoiceThreads to enhance teaching, learning, and creativity?

Links to Resources

The best resources for learning about VoiceThreads are the tutorials and FAQ's on the Voicethread website. Several of the tutorials are embedded in the VoiceThread page of the TLC Online Resources page about Voicethreads.

Exemplary Practices and Favorites

What are some of the best educational uses of VoiceThreads?

The Web 2.0 Tools Class VoiceThread Project

Project Tasks:

  1. Class members will partner up and search for two or three favorite Web 2.0 tools websites.
  2. For each site they identify, they will capture a screenshot of a sample page on that site. (Follow the link for help with capturing the screenshot). Save the screen shot pictures to your computer.
  3. Some examples of Web 2.0 tools might be Del.icio.us, Flickr, TeacherTube, Classroom2.0, Blogger, iGoogle, Google Docs, Wikispaces for Teachers, Twitter, etc.
  4. Go to the VoiceThread Website (You can open it in a new tab or window)
  5. Sign in with the e-mail address web20ols@gmail.com and use the password "prettyplease".
  6. Click on the Web20ols Voicethread.to open it. We'll use the gear icon to edit and share the project.
  7. If you would like to edit the project from your own personal VoiceThread account, you can select Share, and Add A New Friend. Enter your e-mail address and name to add yourself as a friend of the web20ols account. After you save, click on the friend, click the pencil icon to allow your account to be an editor, and click the Invite Selected button. You will receive an invitation by e-mail.
  8. To edit the Web 2.0 Tools for the classroom Voicethread, click the gear button and click the Edit button.
  9. Choose upload. You will now be able to browse for your screenshot picture to upload.
  10. Once the picture is uploaded, you can click on the comment button to begin adding voice, text, or video comments.