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Tech Tips Newsletter
April 8, 2014
Editor: Karen Franker
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In this issue...
1. Sign Up for a Summer Online Course
2. How to Create Collaborative Learning Experiences with VoiceThread
3. Tech Tip: How to Add Your Own Slide to a VoiceThread (Video)
Sign Up for a Summer Online Course
Are you looking for a course to meet your professional development goals for continuing education, license renewal or advanced certification?
Check out the list of online classes starting in May, June and July.
Creating Collaborative Learning Experiences with VoiceThread
Discover the multiple uses of VoiceThread in flipped and traditional classrooms, and explore how this versatile tool can increase motivation and assess learning.
Technology Forum: VoiceThread (PDF)
Amy Brusini at Johns Hopkins University provides an overview of VoiceThread – what it is, who is using it, why it matters, and how it can be used.
The University of North Carolina ITS Teaching and Learning staff share sample Voicethread presentations including: explaining a process, interpreting a work of art, and analyzing photographic evidence.
Listen, Watch, and Read: Using VoiceThread for Assessing Student Reading
Jeremy Sarachan describes how VoiceThread can provide a refreshing and creative new way for students to orally respond to discussion questions.
Whitney Kilgore explains how the ARCS motivational design model, when used with VoiceThread, stimulates critical thinking and provides students with an opportunity to use their own voices.
Using VoiceThread to Create an Interactive Syllabus
Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s presentation walks viewers through an innovative syllabus via VoiceThread.
Diversifying Instruction in Large Lecture Classes with VoiceThread (Video: 52:41 minutes)
Skim Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s Webinar for terrific tips on using VoiceThread to build an effective and collaborative classroom community, even in very large lecture-based courses.
VoiceThread Digital Library
The official VoiceThread site contains a library of successful projects organized by subject area.
Michelle Pacansky-Brock’s excellent VoiceThread resource page
VoiceThread Participation Rubric by Michelle Pacansky-Brock
VoiceThread – The Basics (Video 5:30)
Register for May, June and July Online Courses
Final call for the Instructional Design certificate courses beginning on May 5th.
List of all Summer and Fall 2014 Online Courses
Register now to reserve a spot.
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