Voicethread

What is a voicethread?

Below is a voicethread that describes what it is. To quote "A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam)." You can log in to the Hong Kong Academy voicethread system at http://hka.ed.voicethread.com.


Hong Kong Academy set up

The voicethread account is managed by Andy (5AB). All student accounts are created at the start of the year. If you have a student leave and a new student join your class, email Andy so he can add that student to your class account.

Teachers Log In

Login - Your email address / Password - your first and surname (you should change on your first log in)
e.g. andrew.birch

Students Log In

Login - First name and class e.g. andy5ab / Password - hka(class) e.g. hka5ab
All HKA users must log in at http://hka.ed.voicethread.com.

Resources

A great collection of voicethread tools have already been collected at this voicethread wikispace.
Voicethread has also been collecting examples of education uses of voicethread.
Jane's use of voicethread
Mei's use of voicethread
Andy's voicethreads

Tutorial

This is a tutorial to show you how to make a voicethread. You can also access this document in facultysharepoint/allhka/itdepartment


VoiceThread-Educator's Guide -

Moderating comments

If you decide to make a Voicethread fully viewable to the school, it is always a good idea to turn on moderating of comments. This tutorial shows you how to do that. Before a comment is shown on the voicethread you will need to approve it. Depending on the amount of comments this can become time consuming,


How to videos