Middle School Room 103
Session Topic:Using Voicethreads for Student Integration
Recorder:Pat Balcer
Hi everyone! Welcome to voicethread 101.
We looked at the online voice thread tutorials. Additionally, we practiced uploading documents and commenting on them. We viewed and example of Pat Balcer's collaboration with his wife's class in Lower Moreland SD. Part of the problem was that several of the participants did not have WSD sponsored accounts yet.
The conversation then turned to skype as a means of video conferencing.
It clearly appears that people's interest lie in the ability to communicate with other classes both in building/ in district/ out of district.
It seems as though Skype meets people's needs a little more effectively than Voicethread. Several of the attendee's feel fairly confident that they will be able to integrate the methods we discussed.