VoiceThread in the Library

Book Promotions - http://voicethread.com/share/210170/

(project in progress) I asked teachers at our school to make a quick promo for a favorite book. I took their photo holding the book and then gave them the 1-800 number to call Gabcast and record their promotion. What a great way to get them interested in VoiceThread and GabCast.

State Award Books

I created this VoiceThread to promote the Rebecca Caudill Children's Choice Award for my students.

Welcome to Great Book Stories! - http://greatbookstories.pbwiki.com/

This is a collaborative wiki space for K-20 students and educators wanting to:

  1. LISTEN AND SEE: Access stories about great books
  2. CREATE: Author original stories about great books
  3. SHARE: Safely share stories about great books with a global audience and receive feedback!

The first graders heard a readaloud of Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter in our school library (Monarch Academy, Oakland, CA). Students illustrated each page and retold the story. Kinders will be adding reaction comments to the thread.

Interesting post from Wes Fryer (Sept 2007) - Book cover copyright issues with VoiceThread stories - http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2007/09/23/book-cover-copyright-issues-with-voicethread-stories/

Advertising Accelerated Reader books with VoiceThread - http://tcoffey.edublogs.org/2008/06/06/arvoicethread/

Books Go Global! Welcome to the Books Go Global space! We will use this space to share and post our multimedia book reviews so that everyone can enjoy them! We will be using VoiceThread to create our reviews, but are open to using different tools as the year progresses and new tools are developed. http://booksgoglobal.wikispaces.com/

Literary Voicethread samples on blog at http://vtgallery.blogspot.com/

Island of the Blue Dolphins - Comparison of the book to the movie. From http://thinkingmachine.pbwiki.com/Think%20VoiceThreads

School Library Journal

Even as we work toward creating a library that provides a rich information experience, we must ensure there’s a transformative element, as well. This is made easier by a library environment that is technology rich. Many of the tools that we are using to craft an experience—blogs, wikis, social networks, and the like—will also power the transformative library. For example, wikis are a great way to promote collaborative authoring of content, but when we build a library meta-wiki that includes research guides and student-edited pathfinders, that is transformative. This sounds easy enough, but sometimes unfamiliarity with the technology can be overwhelming. A good strategy is to find tools that have been implemented in other libraries. One such tool is VoiceThread (//ed.voicethread.com//, reviewed at //www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1340000334/post/1440020944.html//), a multimedia sharing site where you can upload images or video and then annotate them with text or voice narration.

With a protected section for K–12 users, VoiceThread is ideal for student reflection. There are great examples on the site of teachers and librarians using VoiceThreads to create a more participatory experience and facilitate interaction online. But don’t stop there. Why not use VoiceThread to walk students through the online resources available at your media center or teach them, step-by-step, how to create a citation.
By Christopher Harris -- School Library Journal, 10/1/2008