VoiceThread

Description

Create and share dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams and videos — basically anything there is to talk about. You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen. VoiceThread takes your conversations to the next level, capturing your presence, not just your comments. Anyone can join the discussion — anytime, anywhere.

Stunningly simple and accessible, VoiceThread is already in use by architects, executives, kindergartners, professors, and engineers around the world. More than 25% of the top Universities in the U.S. use VoiceThread to connect and communicate around digital media.

FEATURES

  • Add images and videos from your device.
  • Flip through pages and annotate slides while you narrate.
  • Sharing is as easy as sending an email.
  • Access your VoiceThread account and all of your content just by signing in.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • You will need a network connection to use this app. WiFi is recommended.
  • Contact us to set up single sign-on for your school, university or business.

Pricing

Plan Price Details
VoiceThread 5-pack $2.99 In-app purchase.
K-12 Single Educator License $15/month or $79/year A Single Educator License allows you to give your students their own accounts within a secure collaborative network, Ed.VoiceThread, and includes: 50 student accounts (add more at any time for $2 each); Create student usernames (email address not required); Automatically be made an editor of student work; Manager tool to create classes and student accounts; Custom web address to easily share public VoiceThreads.
K-12 School License $450/year for 350 students A School License provides accounts for student and educators in one school building to create VoiceThreads in our secure collaborative network, Ed.VoiceThread. The School License runs for one calendar year and includes: Ability to create student accounts without valid email addresses; Simple Manager tool to create student accounts and classes; Educator accounts for teachers; Custom homepage to showcase student work; Access to VT Universal and VoiceThread Mobile App. Volume discounts are offered.
K-12 District/State License Contact for details Provide everyone in your district a tool for creating simple and secure spaces to communicate and collaborate online. There is no per-user cost with a District License. Administrators can set district-wide policies that lead to enhanced transparency, accountability, and greater success integrating the technology into core curriculum.
Higher Ed Single Instructor License $99/year The Single Instructor License includes accounts for one instructor and up to 50 students. Additional accounts can be purchased as needed. The Manager Tool offers a simple way to create student accounts and groups.
Higher Ed Site License Starting at $2500 Provide this simple and comprehensive platform for online and blended learning at a fraction of standard pricing. IT Integration with student information and LMS systems; Reporting and Analytics; Advanced Security Controls; Enhanced Support Package; Manager Tool to control institutional settings; Create Groups to organize and simplify sharing; Custom homepage or portal; Access to VT Universal and VoiceThread Mobile Apps for Android and iOS.

Reviews

October 6, 2014

A web tool needs to be easy to use, starting with the set up. No one will use the tool if they can’t figure out how to start. The set up process on VoiceThread was extremely easy. All that’s need is name, email, and password.
There is a 30 day free trial once set up is complete so the customer can see how they like the product before paying for it. No one, no matter what tool it is, will pay money for a product when they don’t even know what it does.
VoiceThread is very helpful in education. It provides a new, fun, interactive way for students to present. It also is helpful in a class room setting because other students and teachers can comment on the presentation using a voice comment, a video, or a text. This way student can edit each other’s presentation in an organized way.
In the business world VoiceThread can help pull in a customer or target audience by the different ways of presentation. It’s a creative way to get the point across without losing the audience in everything that’s going on. You can also browse other peoples VoiceThreads for information on a project or assignment that’s needed.

October 3, 2014

VoiceThread is designed to be a great way to work on group projects and collaborate with fellow classmates about videos and word docs. I think that this tool had intentions of being a good idea, just very poorly executed. I was confused on how to use the tool the entire time and could not even find a ‘help’ option. I strongly advise staying away from this tool.

Online English and Biology Teacher
September 11, 2012

VoiceThread is a great way to create group projects and presentations. It is a multimedia slide show that allows you to leave comments for each slide; these comments could be in the form of voice, text or video. For a nominal annual fee, it is a great tool that makes working on projects easier and more convenient. I use this tool, while working on research projects with my High School and College students. They share images or videos, and I can easily comment on them, and instruct accordingly. I have found it to be quite useful when working on group projects. I would recommend it to teachers and all students.

Teacher
September 8, 2012

Voice Thread is a site that allows you to upload pictures, then make voice recordings about the image. There are many uses for Voice Thread, from narratives on vacation pictures to online presentations.

I like using Voice Thread as a mode for book reports. Students can find the uploaded book cover, then post comments about what they read. It's interactive and easy to use.

Early Childhood Ed Teacher and Freelance Copy Editor
August 29, 2012

For a nominal fee educators are able to upload images or Power Point slides to a platform on the Internet so that others can collaborate and comment on them, and VoiceThread makes this possible.

As an elementary teacher, I like to use VoiceThread as a class project by creating or taking pictures, uploading them, then asking each student to talk or write about the images. Each child is commenting on the same image, therefore creating a collaborative collection of responses. In higher level grades, VoiceThread can used to ask students to comment on a piece of writing or a Power Point presentation.

I highly recommend adding VoiceThread to your bag of teaching tools. For the price, it is a great way to get unify your class and get your students talking!

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