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Dear LOR user,

Thank you for being a big part of this community. To better support the initiatives around open educational resources in the state of Michigan, all resources on the Michigan Virtual Learning Object Repository (LOR) will be moved to #GoOpen Michigan (link is external) on September 30th, 2018. After the transition, our LOR will be moved to an archived state, not allowing new user registration or new content to be added. An email with more details will be sent to registered users of the LOR. To make use of the great resources on the platform, we encourage you to create an account and add your own new resources to the #GoOpen Michigan platform (link is external).

VoiceThread

Description: 

VoiceThread is a mobile and web application that is centered on group discussions around a digital medium. It was created to capture author and participant responses with “the compassion, emotion, and expressiveness of the human voice”. Students on VoiceThread can be both producers and consumers of the content within each digital container, referred to as a thread.

What We Like: 
  • Add a variety of annotations (voice, text, etc) to a variety of digital mediums (image, pdf, etc).
  • Student friendly environment
  • Allows for student commenting, communication, creativity and collaboration
  • Permission settings allow for privacy or authentic audience.
  • Embed and share options
Limitations: 
  • Requires login
  • Does not allow for authentication through google account
  • Can get pricey to have multiple student accounts
Classroom Application: 
Allow students to give presentations that have rich content
Great for foreign language conversational practice