This past week I worked with a foreign language teacher and her students as they created Voice Threads. It was a great opportunity for students to hear themselves speak in another language.
The picture above links to another wonderful project using voicethread.com. In “Letters from the Internment Camp” 4th grade students read letters they wrote as if they were in the Japanese internment camps during World War II. These students first read the book “The Bracelet” by Yoshiko Uchida about Emi, a Japanese-American in the second grade,who is sent with her family to an internment camp during World War II. They then created the artwork and wrote their letters for the voice thread. Listening to these students and the shared conversations with those who have experienced social injustice first hand is inspiring. The students were able to hear how ordinary people found the strength to overcome adversity.