It's like a personal workshop… to go!

VoiceThread has become one of the most popular Web 2.0 tools used in education. Ninety percent of its 4-million users are educators and its recent LMS integration has accelerated site-wide adoption.


Michelle Pacansky-Brock is a noted leader in online learning who has been teaching with VoiceThread since 2007. Michelle has taught faculty across the nation and beyond to use VoiceThread in pedagogical contexts through conference presentations, her book Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies, face-to-face workshops, online classes, webinars, her blog, and her YouTube channel.


In this eBook, Michelle shares a thoughtful and detailed compilation of effective instructional design and pedagogical strategies for using VoiceThread's unique, humanized learning environment to effectively support online, student-centered learning.

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PDF Guide

Includes the 5 "Strategies for Humanizing Your Online Class," that form the conceptual framework of the eBook. Follow each strategy to begin the integration of multisensory, participatory learning with VoiceThread! When you're ready for a deeper dive, get the eBook.


Custom Feedback Icons

Beautify your VoiceThreading and your students' humanized online learning with these custom feedback icons.

Illustrated with Real Teaching Examples

The eBook is illustrated with video excerpts and links to sample VoiceThreads. This video illustrates how to use VoiceThread's "Identity" and "Move comment" features to effectively facilitate an asynchronous online conversation in voice with your students. Learn how to establish clear expectations and social norms that will result in visible growth in your students' learning. 

Maximizing Human Presence

Topics include social presence, Universal Design for Learning, creating 508-compliant content, and increasing  voice participation.

Rethinking Learning

Aligns the use of VoiceThread with constructivist learning theory. Topics include scaffolding, formative assessments, and how to use VoiceThread to turn students into content creators.
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8 Elements of an Effectively Designed VoiceThread

A critical design foundation for increasing clarity of expectations and improving the quality of student outcomes.  Links to videos and a sample VoiceThread included!
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Facilitating Learning with Feedback

Explore the value of warm, voice and video feedback! Learn to orchestrate an effective online conversation using advanced VoiceThread skills. See examples that use "Feedback" comments  as  micro lectures.
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Final      Thoughts

Embrace the power of the social web and join the Teaching with VoiceThread LinkedIn Group or Google+ community. Keep learning by sharing your ideas for teaching with VoiceThread with your peers.

Who should read it?


This book is written for educators who:

  1. Have a basic working knowledge of VoiceThread (basic "how to use" VoiceThread skills are not covered but are available on VoiceThread's support side and are frequently linked to in the eBook)
  2. Have an interest in building community in their classes
  3. Have identified the potential of VoiceThread in learning but need to see examples to use it effectively
  4. Have an interest in harnessing the potential of technology to support the diverse learning needs of their students
  5. Have students who are reluctant to use voice/video comments
  6. Need clarification and guidance about how to create accessible content with VoiceThread



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