Now this looks really interesting! VoiceThread seems to offer itself as a ‘Group Conversation’ tool, but to me it looks like it could be an amazing lesson extension tool and much more besides. It could even be the future of homework!
Available as an App, or via a web login for those without iPhones too, so a far better bet than some iOS-only tools, as access is less restricted based on the technology being used to access it.
Some really neat features include the ability to embed results into a webpage (are you listening @Frogtrade, crying out for a Widget!) and a whole heap more. This one is going to have to be experimented with – watch for any updates after I try to get some feedback from some teaching staff!
This is what the Apple App Store has to say about VoiceThread:
“Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos — basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC — anytime, anywhere.
Stunningly simple and accessible, VoiceThread is already in use by architects, executives, kindergartners, professors, and engineers around the world. More than 25% of the top Universities in the U.S. use VoiceThread to connect and communicate around digital media.
* Add images from your camera or photo library.
* Flip through pages and annotate them while you narrate.
* Sharing is as easy as sending an email.
* Use your VT account if you have one — just sign in and all your threads will be there.
* Access the extensive catalog of content created on voicethread.com.”