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Voice thread is a collaborative multimedia slide show, used to create digital storyboards. These are a engaging and interacting tool for learners to share and display information that can then be showcased and used as a discussion board around the world (Voicethread,2009). Teachers can upload files images, audio and video to the site to create customised learning experiences, perhaps tailored to specific need students.
Using Voicethread in conjunction with a class in another country, students could feel as though they are in a actual collaborative environment. Learners can incorporate their discussions towards the task and then onto social pages, for a wider scope again on topic discussion. For example, if delivering a practical cooking class i could record the lesson live using a web cam, a class in another state who were studding the theory of the method involved, could collaboratively comment on our progress. This creates cognitive learning through visual examples while providing engaged feedback for the prac students. This is key to affective instruction, for establishing positive perceptions for learning outcomes (Marzano, Pickering, 2006).
To find out more on Voicethreed follow this link, http://voicethread.com/share/409/.
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Marzano, R, J., Pickering, D, J. (2006). Dimensions of learning: Teacher’s manual, Vic, Australia: Hawker Brownlow Education.
Voicethread, http://voicethread.com/share/409/">http://voicethread.com/share/409/, Retrieved, 12 August, 2009.