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Engaging Learners with VoiceThread in the Classroom 2.0 Book - Technology for Teaching and Learning

Engaging Learners with VoiceThread in the Classroom 2.0 Book - Technology for Teaching and Learning

VoiceThread in a 1st-grade Classroom Jennifer Orr: Here we've got George as our first picture. But look what we can do here, are you ready to see this? We can move the pictures around. It's not moving as easily as you'd hoped, huh? We've got George and George with his family and then we've got Ben. Student: I think we should put the battle first. Jennifer Orr: Why? Student: Because he battled first before he was president. Jennifer Orr: Okay. Student: Declaration of Independence first. Student: Because I think he did it first. Jennifer Orr: Okay. Students: No. Jennifer Orr: Do you think that was a really important thing he did? Students: Yes. Jennifer Orr: Come move it. So it’s kind of a neat thing to put after George. Jennifer Orr: And I wanted to spend the time sorting those images both to kind of make sure that they understood the difference between George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Jennifer Orr: Alright, in just a minute, I’m going to send a few of you off to record your thoughts. Student: This is George Washington.

VoiceThread Research Educators and Administrators contact us frequently for scholarly articles and studies that can be referenced in applications for educational grants or federal funding for VoiceThread. Here we endeavor to compile a list of these sources for research relevant to VoiceThread in K-12 Education. * Resource requires purchase for full text.** Resource requires institutional subscription or one-time purchase for full access. eBooks * Stair, K. (2013). Summary: Versatile, easy-to-navigate, and interactive, VoiceThread equips teachers to deploy numerous best instructional practices that engage 21st century students in rigorous literacy activities. Scholarly Articles ** Akasha, O. (2011). Abstract: The purpose of this workshop is to help K-12 teachers to understand some useful techniques in using the VoiceThread web 2.0 in and out of the classroom. Brunvand, S. & Byrd, S. (2011). ** Bush, L. (2009). Abstract: Today's classrooms are definitely changing. ** Carlson, D.L. & Archambault, L. (2013).

Backchannel in Education ? Nine Uses :: Agile Learning I wanted to share some additional thoughts on Cliff Atkinson’s new book, The Backchannel, and its implications for higher education. As I mentioned in my earlier post, the first chapter of the book is available online and provides a very clear introduction to the logistics and possibilities of the backchannel. What might the backchannel look like in educational settings? “The Twitter Experiment,” a five-minute YouTube video, shows how UT-Dallas history professor Monica Rankin used Twitter to facilitate a backchannel discussion. Purdue University has developed a system called Hotseat that facilitates backchannel discussion. (I’ve been meaning to talk about Hotseat here on the blog for a while now. What are some other ways that backchannel might function in educational settings? Notetaking: Students can take their notes during a class in the backchannel. That was fun thinking through these options!

Anatomy, Grammar, Syntax & Taxonomy of a Hyperlink | Langwitches Blog Hyperlinks make the World Wide Web what it is. If links did not exist, EVERY web page would be a stand alone. Let’s take a close look at these “clickable thingies” I like the metaphor of thinking of hyperlinks as the “wormholes”, that transport us from one section of the universe to another, which is being mentioned on the Web Writing Style Guide 1.0 on the site: While U. Hyperlinks make a word or a series of words “clickable”. Many educators struggle to make the transition from writing on paper, traditional student journals or worksheets to an online platform (ex. blogs or wikis) for themselves and for their students. They struggle because writing in digital spaces is a different than writing on a physical piece of paper. Tip: Take a closer look at this blog post you are reading right now on Langwitches. There are three aspects of a hyperlink that I want to pay close attention to: links are not integrated into the flow of the sentence (Ex. Related 20. In "Blogging" 31.