Below is the copy of the email that I just sent out to our faculty about our network. I'm cross posting here in the event that this may be of use to anyone else who stumbles across this blog.
Dear Voicethread Fans,
We recently created an educational voicethread network for Casti. We're currently using this with a few students in 6th and 9th grade french classes. Voicethread is an effective platform for learning reflections, global connections, and student knowledge remixing. It also happens to be an incredibly easy application to use (yesterday we had the 6th graders up and running with their new accounts in French class after about 15 minutes).
If you are interested in creating learning design that utilizes this new space, please let me know.
See the links below for a few examples of how students and teachers are using voicethread in the classroom:
Wellness Wheel reflections
Trading cards that examine the role of various historical figures.
Language learning - digital stories using newly acquired vocabulary
Global collaborative projects centering around a certain theme (in this case, the theme is "Earth Day")
Collaborative problem solving in math
Scientific Explanations - a teacher and a few of his students explain a few scientific principles from their grade 8 science class.