To understand VoiceThread, we need to see it in action. Here's a VoiceThread my AP Literature students participated in--an informal review of the novel Siddhartha. World Language teachers are taking advantage of VoiceThread as a repository of their students attempts at speaking. These are Spanish I students talking about clothing.

Let's let a teacher from Baltimore Public Schools introduce the reasons why he adopted this tool in his district.

While webcams were mentioned in the video, they are not necessary to take advantage of the opportunities offered by VoiceThread. Most laptops have microphones built-in (in many cases, look for a pin-sized hole above the top row of keys). VoiceThread accepts voice-only responses, video responses, text responses, even drawings.

Students doing chemistry with cabbage created this VoiceThread... what does their presentation show about their learning?