Voice Thread

I’ve been experimenting with VoiceThread to offer students the opportunity to develop their speaking ability from home.  I previously used Vocaroo to get students to record themselves speaking for 1 to 2 minutes.  Vocaroo is also useful and more suited to simple voice recordings.

VoiceThread however offers the option of supporting multimedia with pictures and videos.  Students can upload a picture then record themselves speaking about it.

Once shared, on a forum or blog space, other students can then leave their own comments in response to the original speaker’s recording.  It is a good way of generating discussions, finding out about your students and getting them to speak English outside of class.

I have made a short tutorial showing you how to make a VoiceThread:

I’d like to get my adult students to share their VoiceThread on our wikispaces page.  It is also a great idea for IELTS preparation courses.

Here’s one I prepared:

https://voicethread.com/app/player/?threadId=8490156

If you try it out, do let me know how you get on!

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