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VoiceThread: I like VoiceThread because it increase the level of concern in students because of the "voice" requirement. Often they repeat/recorded their dialogue, change their script, look up new words to use in their script, edit down their script because of length restraints, and do not seem to realize they are learning via planning and creating. I have found that 99% of students complain about the voice piece, but 100% record their voice and seem to feel a sense of accomplishment when they hear them selves reciting a script they created in a professional looking product. A tremendous amount of preparation is funneled into a 1-3 minute long product. The VoiceThread product is literally the tip of the iceberg! I have had students use a teacher created account in the past, but students creating their own accounts is less complicated.
Below is a VoiceThread two sophomore boys wrote the script for and created on the Holocaust.