i really like the idea of using video with sound to allow students to become more aware of their presentation, speaking, and grammar skills. i noticed it when i did the voicethread with Korn who didn’t realize how he really sounded until he heard it played back to him — “that’s me?”
i would like to use voicethread and/or some other video to have students present some of their papers or project in class to give them this awareness. it seems that when kids read their papers aloud, they tend to find their corrections much more frequently than when read silently. this skill is so important for my grade 11 english skills students who struggle with writing and grammar so much.
additionally, i think they need to develop their speaking/presentation skills and this could be done in a safe environment where they are able to view themselves privately on their computers or as a class so others can give feedback.