Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Voice Thread

I previously reviewed this site, but it's worth a re-run. http://voicethread.com/ It can be used for distance learning, collaborative, asynchronous VoiceThread discussions, meetings, lectures and more. There is a purchase price, but it's quite reasonable. You can try it out free by signing up, which will give you 3 free voice threads. Go into 'My Voice' to see some video tutorials of how the site works.

"A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or phone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.
Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded on web sites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs as archival movies.
With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install."

Quizlet Online Flashcards


Study vocabulary or almost anything
Create your own flashcards - sign up free
Share flashcards with your friends
View the quick guide or watch the video tour

This site has a lot of prepared flash cards ready to use with your students, or you can create your own. Areas include languages and vocabulary, standardized tests, general curriculum and professions and trades.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Education Today and Tomorrow: You Tube Video

This is a thought-provoking video on what challenges face educators today.  Highly recommended!