Wes Fryer used it with his daughter and offers these tips.
I can imagine students creating Voicethreads about science topics
- 1st graders studying rocks and minerals could find pictures in Flickr Creative Commons that match the different types of rocks that they studied. After uploading the pictures they could explain three features of each type of rock while its image is displayed.
- 3rd graders could upload images of the planets and add facts about each planet.
- 4th graders studying electricity could draw electric circuits and upload pictures of real life examples.
Voicethread also has the option to allow comments on projects. So students could evaluate their peers' projects and practice their critical thinking and evaluation skills.
I think students would love the creative nature of VoiceThread and would learn how to manipulate a multimedia authoring tool in the process.