VoiceThread

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Overview

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Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High

VoiceThread is an application which allows you to place images, videos, documents, and presentations at the center of an audio conversation. These conversations are not live; they take place whenever and wherever it's convenient for people to participate. Use VoiceThread for storytelling, as a presentation tool, to encourage discussion and collaboration. BCPS users can access VoiceThread via Schoology Integration or their Microsoft My Apps Portal.

Learning How

Getting Started with VoiceThread

NEW BCPS Guide to VoiceThread Integration with Schoology

To learn more about VoiceThread features, classroom applications, and professional learning visit the VoiceThread's Support page.

You can also learn more about VoiceThread in your Schoology Courses through VoiceThread's Support Page for VoiceThread & Schoology.

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Empowered Learner. 1c - Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

    • Creative Communicator. 6a - Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.

    • Creative Communicator. 6c - Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

Ideas for Use

  • Retell and/or Summarize a Story

  • Personal Narrative

  • Commentary, Reflection on Current Events

  • Portfolio

  • Identification, Classification of Geometric Shapes

  • Make Connections

  • Interactive Activities

  • Student Presentations

During 2020-2021 remote learning in BCPS, selected Professional Learning Webinars have been recorded for you to view at any time. To access VoiceThread specific recordings, click on the resource below that best meets your needs:

  • Basics 1: Upload, Comment, and Share - Participants will learn how to upload media, comment and annotate on that media, and share it with others. This will be a slow paced, step-by-step, hands-on workshop. It is open to both VoiceThread license holders and free accounts.

  • Basics 2: Groups and Secure Sharing - We will begin to explore the features available to VoiceThreaders with a full license. Participants will learn how to create groups and subgroups, set sharing permissions within those groups, and privately share VoiceThreads with individuals.

  • Basics 3: Moderating Comments, Private and Threaded Replies, and Copying - In our third workshop in the series, participants will learn how to give private feedback, use threaded commenting, copy VoiceThreads for use with multiple groups, and use comment moderation to formatively assess student work.

  • Advanced Skills - In this workshop, participants will learn about more advanced VoiceThread features. We will demonstrate how to integrate Google Drive content via our Media Sources, how to change language displays, adjust playback settings and more. Portions of the workshop will be hands-on.