For more information, check out
Edmodo's Help Center for
help getting started, rolling out the technology
with students, and using more advanced features. Please contact a media staff member for our school's unique Edmodo code.
Hint, hint: Students' Online Safety
There's an APP for that!
_Each Millbrook staff member now has a professional account in VoiceThread! (NOTE: USE FIREFOX instead of Explorer.)
To activate your account -- Go to:
Username: your WCPSS email address
Change your password! Select the down arrow by your email address on the top right of the page and click on "Account." Then select the change password option.
Watch this video to learn the basics of your professional educator account in VoiceThread:
To view this VoiceThread full screen go to: http://ed.voicethread.com/share/36941/
When you get to the final comments by other viewers, stop the video and move down on this page to "Explore VoiceThread"
Go to VoiceThread (be sure you are still logged in) and select "My Voice" from the drop down options under your email username in the upper right corner.
Select the "Professional Development" Group in the left column
Watch and follow directions on the "Education PD VoiceThread" -- (Adding a picture is optional but will help your students identify you.)
If you do not see this group, you can subscribe by going to this link:
Guides to Getting Started:
This "Getting Started" guide includes ways that you can manage your account and get students from different classes into a "group" that you can see and manage. This way you can deploy VoiceThreads to specific Millbrook students.
Helpful getting started guide when you want to create the first VoiceThread:
More Tutorials and Teaching Ideas
When you log in to VoiceThread, you will see a "Tutorials" link to the left. This is an excellent tool for learning about different aspects of VoiceThread.
At the top of the screen, you will see "Ideas for Using VoiceThread" - this link has ideas and lessons by content area for using VoiceThread with a class.
More Ideas for Using VoiceThread:
Search for VoiceThread in Twitter to find posts about using VoiceThread in classes
World Language Ideas Here!
Thoughts on Assessing VoiceThread
Grading a VoiceThread can be difficult. Here are some ideas from educators:
Bill Ferriter's Blog
Video of a Teacher Grading a VT
Website with Multiple Links (scroll down to Assessing VoiceThread Projects)
Subscribing to RSS Feed for Comments - Allows you to take an RSS feed reader, such as Google Reader, and subscribe to your VoiceThread to have the feed reader alert you that someone has added a comment to your VoiceThread. This way you can assess as students comment rather than having to do them all at once.
In the My Voice section,
1. Click on the " RSS" button on the icon on the right. A new window will open.
2. Choose your application to handle RSS feeds. Google Reader can handle them, if you have a Google Account.
3. Click on SUBSCRIBE.
There's an APP for that!