Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Voice Thread

Oh how I loved this website. I think it is absolutely amazing what you can do with this website. I have put a couple of pictures on there from when I was living in Thailand. They were taken at the Chiang Mai zoo, and these guys are building a mono rail type system around the zoo, and this is how they build their scaffolding. It is crazy, they use no harnesses and trust looks very unstable, but it seems to work for them. They use this to do all sorts of jobs in Thailand, it is just the way it is done.

I can see the endless possibilities for using this in the classroom. I can see having assignments where you are required to put images online, and then have small group discussion about that image. Due to the fact that you can participate in a variety of ways, makes it possible for anyone with Internet access and computer, to participate. Even out of the classroom, this is an amazing website to use with your friends, to discuss images or files that you find interesting. Students could even put their work up there for their friends to comment on and give much needed feedback. For me, I am thinking how to use it in the ESL classroom. This could be fantastic for speaking exercises, making sure everyone had access to be able to record their thoughts, being able to practice their English and for their classmates to listen. I can't wait until I get to use this application in class.

I really hope that you get to look at these pictures and add your comments. I would love to hear what other people think of these photos. Here is the link-:

Till next time....

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sandi,
    Finally catching up with the workload now that i am back from my 2 week prac placement. Mind you though feel like I am losing the plot!! I really enjoyed using voicethread and after exploring the tools was able to create a couple, you should check them out I had to stop myself from laughing.
    Love your site.