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What is VoiceThread?
A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate pages and leave comments in 5 ways - using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
Waltham Public Schools has a district-wide voicethread subscription to Voicethread. It is an education account. Here is the link to the account:
Bentley Students have created a page
Bentley University Support Page
User Names for VoiceThread
Teachers and students need to be set-up to have their own login at
Usernames can be entered by teachers (or Instructional Technology Specialists, Library Teachers) who have accounts in voicethread and who have the setting to
The protocol for setting up usernames (both teachers and students) is to use the same username that is used for the school network (column C below). Users will login with
just their username
(not the k12 e-mail name).
If you add students, one at a time, add the following information:
(this will be public within the ed.voicethread)
a password (users can manually change it once they login)
“A bunch” of student names can be uploaded at once if you put the information into an Excel spreadsheet and then save it as a csv file. The following information, in this order, must be entered in the spreadsheet:
as this is “public” in the ed voicethread)
username for school network
; eliminate @k12.waltham.ma.us)
(can be changed by user)
A template file for entering student names is at the bottom of this page.
PLEASE SEE YOUR Instructional Technology Specialist TO GET HELP WITH SETTING UP THE CSV FILE.
How to make a VoiceThread
How do I make a voicethread using the district wide ed-voicethread? - Directions for how to use Voicethread:
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Watch this tutorial about how to get your class up and running:
Educator's guide to creating classes and sharing within them
How do I create a avatar to use in Voicethread?
Can someone post a "how-to" here?
To manage go to MyVoice page, click on the picture at the top right, and select 'Manage Class' or 'Manage School'. You can also use and bookmark the link:
All of the work that you or your students publish can be seen at our custom domain:
Managing users and creating groups
Examples of Using VoiceThread
About voicethreadDigitally Speaking - Voicethread
Examples of voicethread projects in schools - also Best Practices
Educational Examples of VoiceThread
Using VoiceThread for Digital Conversations see:
Lots of examples of how Voicethread has been used in the classroom!
This is an excellent resource with many examples of using Voicethread across the curriculum!!!
Using Voice Thread in the classroom:
Voicethread Gets Even Cooler!
help on how to format text
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