What allot of fun VoiceThread could be in the classroom. I uploaded some photo's and made some comments which was fun. Given more time you could do so much more. This would be an excellent tool for students to use in art or expressing something they had done or learnt.
As an example for older students I would set them the task of creating a story and then telling via a voice thread. They could work in pairs or groups to create a story, make the characters/or be the characters themselves, upload the photo's and then narrate it using words or audio. It would give them a variety of choices and a chance to really use their imagination.
I think VoiceThread would really give teacher's an opportunity to create learning experiences where students work either in pairs or groups. Kearsley & Shneiderman (1999) suggest that the idea underlying engagement theory is that students must be meaningfully engaged in learning activities through interaction with others and worthwhile tasks. VoiceThread would not only encourage these interactions but also use technology to actively engage students in authentic learning experiences.
Kearsley, G & Shneiderman, B (1999). Engagment Theory: A framework for technology-based teaching and learning. Retrieved July 29, 2009, from CQUniversity e-courses, FAHE11001 Acitive learning & learning diversity.