Your name and Title:
Vicki Phillips, General Education Coordinator and English Faculty
School, Library, or Organization Name:
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Language in Which You Will Present:
Middle School, High School, Higher Education, College or University
Short Session Description:
Watching Learning Bloom: Understanding, Analyzing, Evaluating, and Creating with VoiceThread
Full Session Description:
By utilizing VoiceThreads in my college level English classes, I have experienced the joy and wonder of seeing my students transition from not only using the resource VoiceTthreads I created to enhance their writing and punctuation skills on the Developmental English level, but seeing their learning positively "bloom" as they hone their critical thinking skills in response to discussion questions posted in my VoiceThreads for the assigned reading material. Ultimately, many of these same students then transition to creating their own independent projects whereby they become the teachers of their peers and also the entire world as they post their own research based VoiceThread projects in lieu of the traditional final paper. In this workshop, I will show you examples of how you can use this simple learning tool to not only reinforce terms and concepts you are teaching, but how to also awaken that creative spark in your own students by scaffolding VoiceThreads into your current curriculum.
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I previewed several of the presentations- they are wonderful! What a great way to introduce material and allow students to respond and collaborate outside of the classroom
Thank you so much. I am creating even more this week-end. I truly love using VoiceThread in my classes and the students really seem to enjoy creating in it as well!
Thank you! I really enjoyed that presentation as well. I am happy to share this cool Web 2.0 "tool" with other educators! Should be a great dialogue, too!