VoiceThread as a Digital Portfolio
I’ve been twittering the past several weeks about using VoiceThread as a digital portfolio for our Student-Led Conferences this semester.
In the past, my students have used Photostory3 to show and talk about their learning as a starting point for their Student Led Conference with their parents. I’m now teaching in a mac school so Photostory3 was not an option. After considering iMovie (and all of it’s amazing features) I felt that it had too many features that might be distracting for what I wanted. The ease at which a mac allows you to record your voice, and video using the inbuilt webcam and mic was still going to be the foundation of recording our learning but I still needed to find a suitable platform. A wiki was a consideration and then the brainwave of VoiceThread appeared in my head late one night!
The more I considered VoiceThread, the more it’s interactive features appealed to me. Using Photostory3 meant a final product. Nothing more added, no room for comment by parents and unless you sent the exported movie file, or embedded it on a wiki, no way for other family members in different parts of the country or in other parts of world, to see it.
Using VoiceThread was easy! We’ve already used it several times this year, so the “tool” and how to use it was already established. Here’s the step by step organisation we used to complete a digital protfolio for each student in Room202.
Sign up students for an individual account each in VoiceThread.