Communication Tools


Tool: Voicethread
Description (as described on their website) A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leavecomments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.

Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites andexported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies.

Try it! Log in using and convent as the password.

Tool: Wikis
Description: A wiki is a collaborative webpage. Students can work together to create a webpage on virtually topic! Ideas include:

  • create an online text for your classroom
  • have your students use a wiki to publish information about a topic that they are investigating
  • create collaboration opportunities between classes across the school and across the world

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