Personal Narratives

posted Oct 22, 2013, 6:59 AM by ccraig@conval.edu
VoiceThread is an interactive collaborative and sharing tool that enables users to add images and voice. This is a collaborative tool so all participants have a voice. Many teachers and students are using VoiceThread as a storytelling tool, a deep thinking tool, a research tools, an expository communication tool, and even an assessment tool.

You can choose to publish your VoiceThread so that only you and those you designate can view it, so no comments are allowed, or so comments are allowed but moderated by you before being made visible to others. If you post it to your website, only the individuals you designate can view it.


TECHNOLOGY TOOLS:
Audacity Audio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing audio.
VoiceThread - Transforming media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.

COMMON CORE STANDARDS
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SLAdd drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL: Produce complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 1 Language standards 1 and 3 here for specific expectations.)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SLCreate audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

1. Students write complete sentences about a themselves or a place they had gone to.

2. Students record their stories in Audacity and the recordings are exported as .wav or .mp3 files.

Audacity 1.mp4


3. Students create pictures to go along with their stories.

4. Pictures are scanned onto a flash drive, via the copiers, and saved as .jpeg files. Click Here for directions

5. Upload all the pictures (.jpeg). Add the individual audio files (.wav or .mp3) to each images in VoiceThread

VoiceThread 1.mp4