October 15, 2008
I wanted to let everybody know that i’ll be posting some student presentations at the Student Showcase blog next week sometime. However, as an experiment, they will be presentations made with a web tool called Flowgram and not Voice Thread. Flowgram lets you leave written comments, and they’re planning on adding voice comments, but they haven’t gotten to that point yet.
In order to leave comments in the Flowgram itself you have to register with Flowgram. But, if your students want to leave comments on the presentations, they can just use the Edublogs comments section by writing their name and their email address. They don’t have to be registered with Edublogs in order to leave a comment on posts in our blog, though they have to be registered and logged-in to participate in the Student Forum.
Each Flowgram will consist of about seven slides with text and audio narration. Student will be sharing what they’ve learned in our study of the “first” Americans and European explorers. In addition, they’ll be sharing about their own ethnic culture and which early settlers most reflect their family’s reason for coming to the United States.
I hope that is clear. Let’s see how it goes.