In 2009 AASL selected Voice Thread as one of the Top 25 Web Sites for Teaching and Learning. It best fulfilled the requirements under Media Sharing, Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, 2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use and assess, 3.3.4 Create products that apply to authentic, real-world context and 4.1.8 Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning.
VoiceThread has a doodling feature that allows one to draw on top of the media as comments are made. The doodles are synced to the comments.
VoiceThreads can be embedded in twenty-three social networks by clicking their button, by coping HTML code for placement in a blog or web page or by a link.
As a creator you are allowed to moderate the comments that are shown regarding a particular VoiceThread.
As an educator this feature of VoiceThread is a definite plus: One VoiceThread account can have many identities (commenting avatars) associated with it.
VoiceThread has numerous types of security as to who can view the completed VoiceThreads.
For each of the features mentioned above VoiceThread has a short descriptive video making this application a breeze to use.
Once you have the images, documents or videos in the order make sure that you give the VoiceThread a title and description. Click on the Comment button. At this time you can make comments as the slide show gives you a preview.