VoiceThread is an online application that allows you to create and comment on multimedia presentations using voice, video, text, graphics and/or images. There is a version of this application designed specifically for educators. (http://voicethread.com/#home)

The web2.0 tool - google docs - helps explain voice thread
http://docs.google.com/Present?docid=dfnmfqtd_748fbt6hzg4


There is a specific education network - called Ed. Voice Thread.
http://voicethread.com/#home.b36941.i195910
How to set this up for your class - http://voicethread.com/image/voicethreads_in_the_classroom.pdf

7 Things You Should Know About Voice Thread from Educause
http://www.educause.edu/ELI/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutVoice/173329

Examples:

An example of some student presentations:
Global Warming - http://voicethread.com/#q+global+warming.b1192.i13696
Science Experiment - http://voicethread.com/#q+science.b10243.i70629
Chemistry Lecture - http://voicethread.com/#q+science.b5941.i44764
Other Chemistry Examples http://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.com/course/view.php?id=30
70 more science examples on the Voice Thread site - http://ed.voicethread.com/#q+science

Tutorials:

Suzie Vespar's Workshop Notes are always excellent and here's more - http://educationalsoftware.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/VoiceThread.pdf
Russell Stannard's Tutorials - http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/voice/index.html
Teacher Tube Video showing how Smart Recorder (a IWB Smartboard function) can be incorporated into Voice Thread to play saved lessons and then collaborate with either students or other teachers using this technology.
http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=85879b6e7524dda47d98
http://teacherleaders.typepad.com/the_tempered_radical/files/Handout_Voicethread_Commenting.doc

PMI:


Plus: Collaborative, motivating and with the correct level of supervision very productive use of presentation web2.0 tools
Minus: requires multiple computers if you wish to do this with your whole class quickly and effectively.
Interesting: this is really a mashup with extras - I like this product a lot!


Links and Other Resources:

http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/
http://educationalsoftware.wikispaces.com/VoiceThread