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1 Heather Glidewell Jay Knoblock

2 Universal Collaborative Software

3 A Voice Thread transforms media into collaborative spaces with video, voice, and text commenting.

4 A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways

5  A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways:  Using voice (with a mic or telephone)  Text  Audio file  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 and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies. 

6 Brief Instructions on Using VoiceThread VoiceThread

7  Digital Storytelling.  Pose questions about the basis for meaning.  Integrate multiple voices and perspectives.  Adopt a collaborative inquiry stance.  Video editing, hyperlinked knowledge bases, and asynchronous virtual communication.  Boost learning skills and motivation.

8 Now available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch Comment on your VoiceThreads anytime, anywhere

9 How to Create a VoiceThread

10  VoiceThread VoiceThread  Instructional Video 4 minutes Instructional Video  Q&feature=related 1 minute Q&feature=related   

11  Our Voice Threads 

12 Customized Avatars

13 What is Voki? Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc. Where did the name Voki come from? Voki is a combination of "vox", which is Latin for voice, and “Loki,” which, is a prankster character in Norse Mythology.

14  Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone.  Voki lives on your blog, social network profile, and will soon be integrated in various instant messaging platforms.  You will also be able to download it to most video supported phones.  Who is Voki for? Voki is solely for personal, non- commercial use only. If you are a business owner and want to use Voki, then SitePal is available for a small monthly fee of $9.95/month.

15 Voki is brought to you by the folks at Oddcast, a New York based company that has been creating speaking characters on the web for years. These are the same people behind the popular Careerbuilder and Monk-e-mail.

16 1) Go to http://www.voki.com  If you already have a Voki account, skip to step #5. 2) Click “Get Voki” in the middle of the main screen. 3) Sign up for Voki

17 4) Go to your e-mail and open the confirmation e- mail to activate your account. 5) Sign-in 6) Click on “Create a New Voki”

18 7) You can now modify your character to look and sound as you want them to.  First, under “Customize Your Character,” select your character and the visual features you would desire.  Next, under “Give It a Voice,” choose between a phone message, a typed message, a spoken message into a microphone, or an uploaded message.  Finally, customize the background and player of your Voki

19 8) Click “Publish.” You will be asked to “Name Your Scene.” Do so.

20 9) Click “Add To Your Site” or “Send to a Friend.”  If you choose to add the Voki to your site, copy the code from the “Embed Code” and proceed to your site.  If you chose to send to a friend, enter their e-mail on the following screen.

21 Introduce yourself to your future class


23 1) Again create a new Voki.

24 2) Next select the phone icon where it says “Give It a Voice.” 3) Call the number on the screen. 4) Enter in the code that is found on the screen when you are prompted.

25 5 ) Record your introduction when prompted.  Be sure to hit the # key when you are finished talking to save it. 6) When you finish recording, customize your character as before, and click “publish.” 7) Copy the embed code from the next screen. 8) Go to the class wiki and click on the class’ Voki page. 9) Click “Edit” 10) Click on “Widget” 11) Click on “Other HTML” and paste your code. 12) Click “Save.”

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