The Virtues of VoiceThread
VoiceThread is an engaging tool that would be beneficial to a classroom in a variety of ways. It is a tool that allows conversations to take place, based upon media that can hold a physical discussion on just one page of the program.
This collaborative learning tool allows users to comment on others work through a variety of mediums including telephone, webcam, microphone, text and file uploads. It provides users with the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and express their personal opinions within their own safety and comfort zones.
By providing students with this method of reflection the learning manager is catering for the needs of todays students. Jukes and Dosaj ( 2006) refer to modern day students as 'screenagers'. They suggest that their assumptions with images on a screen are that they are to be manipulated and interacted with, not just used for passive consumption. VoiceThread, in my personal opinion is a wonderful tool to incorporate into the learning environment, that caters for all of these needs.
Until we meet again,
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Jukes, I. & Dosaj, A. (2006). Understanding Digital Children (DKs)Teaching & Learning in the New Digital Landscape.