Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Nice Model for Using VoiceThread With Young Readers

Update: The VoiceThread that I originally linked to in this post isn't publicly available now. Instead, I recommend visiting VoiceThread's education library for ideas about using VoiceThread with elementary school students.

This morning I had the privilege to present at The Literacy Promise conference in Salt Lake City. The title of my presentation was Discovery, Discussion, and Demonstration. During the demonstration section I introduced some ideas for using VoiceThread. Since I have never taught students younger than 7th grade, I sometimes struggle to come up with ideas for projects with pre-K and elementary school students. That's why I was very happy to find this VoiceThread in which students and adults identify words that begin with different letters of the alphabet. This project was very well received by the audience and got some teachers to say, "I have to try this." You can watch the VoiceThread below (you will have to be signed into VoiceThread to view it).