Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue
Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue
I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue
I've made a voicethread of a funny children's alphabet book. I would be so happy to make more voicethreads of children's picture books, if someone can use them (my teenage and adult learners are not interested : ( ... I don't know why, I still like to read them!)
Just a note- I always change the width to 800 and the height to 600 when I use the threads.. but what might be even better is to make it open full screen... I think this link should do the trick... let me know if you want more...I work for encouragement!
This one is fantastic. I could do something very poetic with this...Do you have a directory of all your voicethreads? I want to get all the addresses? So I can put them in our directory or start to devise a way to share. Maybe start a voicethread thread here?
I think I've shown all of them to you, David! I am happy to share the url of my voicethreads, but I keep ones that are in progress, or didn't quite work but I might fix, or pages I cut but might use in another, in there too : ). I think it would be great to have a directory of member's VT's here on EFL, and also a group where we could share with other VT creators for feedback, advice and creative ways to use the tool. For example, I didn't realize you can talk "back & forth" in a VT until Shanie showed me one of yours- we giggled and played around for quite a few minutes after that, and I am still thinking about how I could incorporate that feature into the VTs I make (also, I just adored the "Dr. Love" VT you had in the surprise box recently :) ) And I haven't tried adding a URL page to a VT... how have people used that feature? And I just realized you can add videos and MP3s... it takes me awhile to discover these features, I just don't see everything all at once! Now I am thinking of ways individuals could add their own pages to a VT I start... stuff like that :)
I really like voicethreads, though I think the product is overpriced! ($60 a year? Too much!) And then there is the user side- how do I effectively communicate to students, online and who don't speak English, how to use the voicethread, especially as my ideas get a bit more complicated... all stuff that would be nice to talk about with others...
I was really excited about Karafun too, but most of my students use Macs... it probably won't work, but I'm going to try adding a kfn file to a voicethread and see what happens : )
Hey David, I just noticed that you responded to my VT- very poetic!! Now that I have been encouraged, I am going to make a verb, "to do" VT, with a reading of Green Eggs & Ham at the end : ) Maybe this weekend....
Here is a nice set of worksheets and activities for famous kid's songs. See our Karaoke in the classroom for most versions of these songs, also here. Download the karafun player and then each song to a folder on your computer. Play offline. Works perfectly.