Thursday, October 14, 2010

Using VoiceThread in Moodle - Documentation

For users of Moodle, VoiceThread recently announced some useful new information. VoiceThread has  published documentation for integrating VoiceThread modules into Moodle 1.9. In this documentation you will find all you need to know to embed VoiceThreads into Moodle, creating VoiceThread assignments with Moodle, and authenticating with single sign-on.

Applications for Education
Here's an idea that I've previously shared about using VoiceThread in a history classroom:VoiceThread could be used as a great tool for students, parents, and teachers to collaborate on a local history project. Local historical societies are always looking for people willing to share information and knowledge. Creating a VoiceThread to share with a local historical society would be a great way for students to learn about their local history and perform a community service at the same time. Students and teachers could invite their parents and grandparents to share their knowledge of local history in the VoiceThread conversation.

Full disclosure to please the FTC: VoiceThread paid for part of my trip to the NECC 2009 conference.