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Editor: Karen Franker

Creating Collaborative Learning Experiences with VoiceThread

Discover the multiple uses of VoiceThread to enhance collaborative activities in flipped and traditional classrooms, and explore how this versatile tool can increase motivation and assess learning.

Technology Forum: VoiceThread (PDF)
Amy Brusini at Johns Hopkins University provides an overview of VoiceThread – what it is, who is using it, why it matters, and how it can be used.

What Can You Do with VoiceThread?
The University of North Carolina ITS Teaching and Learning staff share sample Voicethread presentations including: explaining a process, interpreting a work of art, and analyzing photographic evidence.

Listen, Watch, and Read: Using VoiceThread for Assessing Student Reading
Jeremy Sarachan describes how VoiceThread can provide a refreshing and creative new way for students to orally respond to discussion questions.

Motivating Learners with Tools and Pedagogy: ARCS Motivational Design and VoiceThread
Whitney Kilgore explains how the ARCS motivational design model, when used with VoiceThread, stimulates critical thinking and provides students with an opportunity to use their own voices.

Using VoiceThread to Create an Interactive Syllabus
Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s VoiceThread presentation walks viewers through an innovative syllabus via VoiceThread.

Diversifying Instruction in Large Lecture Classes with VoiceThread (Vimeo Video: 52:41 minutes)
Skim Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s Webinar for terrific tips on using VoiceThread to build an effective and collaborative classroom community, even in very large lecture-based courses.

VoiceThread Digital Library
The official VoiceThread site contains a library of successful projects organized by subject area.

Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s excellent VoiceThread resource page

VoiceThread Participation Rubric (PDF) by Michelle Pacansky-Brock

Tech Tips

VoiceThread – The Basics (Video 5:30)
Demonstrates how to create a VoiceThread and comment on others' Voicethreads.


How to Add a PowerPoint Slide to an existing VoiceThread presentation (Video 1:42)


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