I might have missed it, but I did not notice a posting on anyone’s blog about the article in Old Daily on Stephen’s Web entitled Instructionally Investing in VoiceThread on this site: http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2007/09/05/instructionally-investing-in-voicethread/.
This idea was news to me until I learned from associated links that these have been around for awhile and that one can also create books using them. For the uninitiated, this tool lets users comment on pictures or narrate a story through a set of pictures using audio or text. A feature that I found particularly intriguing is that say, for example, one is using a class photo with a large group of people a voice can be added for each of those people. The best part is that it is available free in at least a couple of places that I found on the internet and possibly more.
I am thinking that I could use voice threads with the students in my Spanish class. I thought about using stuffed animals or puppets to tell a story or perform a play. Students could use their own pictures to tell a story. The possibilities are endless.