In addition to the workshop on Building a PLN, I am also leading a workshop on using Adobe Voice in the classroom as a tool for students to use their voice to tell their story.
‘Story’ doesn’t just mean fairytale. It could include:
- reflection on a book they have read
- description of the theme or characters in their books
- explanation of how something happened in history
- description of a person, place, or thing
- personal narration of their own learning journey
- a guessing game about themselves using their voice and images of importance to them
- a summary of their learning within a unit
- a weekly check-in in which they reflect on goals they have set themselves
- recording their voice in a foreign language as they describe images
- timelines of events in history
- narration from the perspective of a character or iconic historical figure
The options are virtually endless!
I have been using Voice with students from EC5/6 (5 and 6 year olds) to Grade 4 students (9-10 year olds) and all have been really successful in making powerful presentations.
If you are unfamiliar with Voice, I would highly recommend giving it a go. It is a free iPad app, and it is beautifully designed with loads of functionality.
In the spirit of sharing new tools, I have created an Adobe Voice ‘lesson’ using Blendspace. This used to be known as EdCanvas and I posted about it last year. It can, in it’s most basic form, be a place to store content related to a lesson or unit – videos, websites, images, documents. Dig a bit deeper and you will see that once you create a lesson, you can share it with a class of students (student and teacher accounts are free). Students can give the content you post a ‘thumbs up’ or they can add comments about their understanding (or lack thereof).
Click on the image below to go to my Blendspace Lesson on Adobe Voice: