In the past I have been a part of several postcard exchanges and my students loved receiving the cards and information about each state. This year I wanted to try something new. I created a type of state information exchange using VoiceThread. The link is:

http://voicethread.com/#q+50+Stat+share.b155765.i832841

I am sending this posting out during summer in hopes that you will get familiar with VoiceThread and want to use it during the school year. I plan to have my students complete our state, Missouri, sometime in September. Please share this with any grade level, and/or government official, or anybody you see who could comment about their state as a way for our students to learn more about our great country. If you have any questions or comments my email is jalbers@lindberghschools.ws. Enjoy!

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Cool! I hope that you can join us! It will be really neat! Let me know if you have any questions

~Jennifer Albers
Jennifer, I love this idea! I will be a first year teacher in the fall. I will remember this and hopefully be able to contribute to this.
I am so excited that you will be joining us. Spread the word to anybody you know!!

~Jennifer Albers
This is great! I was looking for a postcard exchange for my 5th graders next year.
Great! I can't wait for you to join us! Spread the word if you know others who would like to be invovled.
~Jennifer Albers
Cross-posted with http://edtechvision.org/?p=191

I love Classroom 2.0 and the excitement that the teachers there bring to my network. I always read the posts about VoiceThread since I will be presenting a workshop on VoiceThread at the Innovative Learning Conference this Fall. I came across this Postcard exchange idea from Jennifer Albers.
In the past I have been a part of several postcard exchanges and my students loved receiving the cards and information about each state. This year I wanted to try something new. I created a type of state information exchange using VoiceThread. VoiceThread is a free program at www.voicethread.com. It is a way to have conversations around media...the link is: http://voicethread.com/#q+50+States+.b155765.i832841I am sending this email out during summer in hopes that you will get familiar with VoiceThread and want to use it during the school year... If you have any questions or comments my email is jalbers@lindberghschools.ws. Enjoy!
I think this is great way to introduce your class to VoiceThread. I am planning on having my students look up some facts about Oregon and comment on the VoiceThread.

Here is another extension that I am thinking of incorporating:

Great a customized Google Map and have classes create postcards about their states and embed the images and additional text into the Map and then share that map with other classrooms for them to do the same.

I made a sample ... want to give it a try? Got to this map and add a landmark. Let's use this map as a sandbox to practice adding locations, images and text: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&ie=UT...

Last year I participated in Postcard Geography (http://pcg.cyberbee.com/) but either one of these ideas could work along with that program.
Update 10/2008: OK the Online Google Map Postcard Project is off and running. Check out the information and instructions on how to embed images in Google Maps at: http://sites.google.com/site/postcardgeography/Home
Awesome idea! I'm snagging Nebraska or can more than one school from that state participate?
Yes! More than once school from a state can particpate! I look forward to your particpation.
~Jennifer
We'd love to participate in your Voice Thread Project - Hamilton Elementary, Hamilton, VA. We study regions of the US with 5th graders, but if you're looking for a particular grade, we can do that, too.

We just started with Voice Thread last spring and did a couple of projects. The students loved it and parents did, too.
I would love for you to join our VoiceThread. Help spread the word so we can have as many states/classrooms as possible to join! I look forward to seeing your students' posts!

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