Students and teachers can collaboratively create and comment on almost anything. When finished you can play back the process. Basically it's a way to have a non-linear discussion. Comments can be left in text, by voice, or by drawing on the presentation itself.
Suggestions for Teacher Use:
- post a discussion question for the class to comment on
- teach a math lesson
- second language teachers can post reading, and students must leave their verbal reading on the VoiceThread (used to great effect by our Mandarin Teacher as seen here)
Suggestions for Student Use:
- math homework by showing and explaining a process (students can teach concepts to each other this way too!)
- carry on a debate in a non-linear fashion