Examples and Ideas

Although I have included some examples below and in the sidebar, feel free to explore the educational voicethread library
or search their database some examples that relate to your subject area. You can also search the VoiceThread Ning and the Pageflakes Voicethread site.  Don't forget to use Marzano's research based instructional strategies that work


Ideas categorized by content areas are in the table below.
Go to http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/6955693 to see examples and ideas categorized by grade level.
Math

Area
http://voicethread.com/#q+math.b8759.i69736

Problem Solving
http://voicethread.com/#q.b141899.i743620

  • Using images to describe concepts (fractions, shapes)
  • Steps in a process (long division)
  • Student math casts
  • Describe alternative ways to solve problems


Science

Science Fair Project
http://voicethread.com/#q+science.b48507.i254426

Will it float or will it sink?
http://voicethread.com/#q+science.b68079.i350753

Cells, the Music Video
http://voicethread.com/#q+music.b261310.i1366313

  • Lab instructions
  • Cause/effect
  • Compare/contrast (habitats)
  • Document experiments
  • What if?
  • Mystery element
  • Share models (solar system)
  • Brainstorm
  • Summarize
Language Arts

Genres
http://voicethread.com/#q+language+arts.b154847.i828155

I Have a Dream
http://voicethread.com/#q+art.b69743.i358633

Of Mice and Men
Setting and Character
http://voicethread.com/#q+english.b153041.i816684

  • Publish writing, illustrate stories
  • Predict what will happen next
  • Group story telling
  • Book talks
  • Poetry anthologies/analysis
  • Choose your own adventure
  • Make your own ending
  • Report on an event
  • Compare/contrast (past and present)
  • Interviews
  • A "monster" exchage
  • Literature circle discussions
  • Summarize


Art & Music

Primary School Art highlights
http://voicethread.com/#q+art.b101135.i515141

Compare/contrast composers
http://voicethread.com/#q+music.b175197.i939201

King Tut Field Trip
http://voicethread.com/#q+art.b317524.i1681153Math

Triangle Scavenger Hunt
http://voicethread.com/#q+math.b44033.i230710

  • Portfolios
  • Critiquing student work
  • Playing and commenting on different styles of music
  • Learn about and identify sounds from different instruments
Health

Amazing Athletic People Experiment
http://voicethread.com/#q+health.b102882.i524310

  • Keep track of your progress
  • Journal
  • Research and discuss health issues
  • Compare/contrast meal plans
  • Summarize
  • Compare/contrast

Social Studies

Middle School conversation around the genocide in Darfur
http://ed.voicethread.com/#q.b62276.i322457


Letters from Internment Camps (Grade 4)
http://voicethread.com/#q.b334997.i2942065

  • Debates
  • Controversial issues
  • Historical timelines
  • React to historical photos
  • Discuss cause and effect
  • Interviews
  • Steps in processes (bill to law)
  • Time capsule
  • "Pen pals"
  • Brainstorm
  • Summarize
  • Cultural Exchanges
ELL & World Languages

La Familia Rivera
http://voicethread.com/#q+spanish.b28303.i154945
  • Alternative assessments
  • Storytelling
  • Cards
  • Pronunciation practice (quote of the week)
  • Non-threatening participation
  • Tours
  • Cultural Exchanges
  • Click the sidebar link to WL examples for much more
 Other Ideas

Candidate speeches   
Research/report
Teacher lessons
"How To" Instructions
Share projects
Digital Story Telling
Mother's & Father's Day Cards
Invitations
Goal setting
Brainstorming
Introduce online resources
Oral history
PTO fundraiser kickoff
Invitations
Community Tours...

 
Professional Development and Networking

SMART Board
http://voicethread.com/#q+art.b105590.i537904

Why should teachers use Web 2.0 resources? Join in on the conversation.
http://voicethread.com/#q.b20302.i115640


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