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Year 6 Literacy Voicethread

I’ve been playing around with various Web2/3.0 technology over the last 6 months and have found Voicethread to be such a success in the Primary Classroom. The children know very quickly how to use it, select identities and record, annotate and video themselves within Voicethread. It is as if it has been made to be embedded within blogs! We have got things running so smoothly now at Heathfield, that so long as the VT has been created before hand, the pupils in Year 6 can fully complete one within 15 minutes as part of a plenary during Literacy. I can’t think of another Web2/3.0 resource that is so simple to use which gives such fantastic results!

Please take 5 minutes to listen to some of our writing after 8 lessons on higher level VCOP work. We have been inspired by some amazing wildlife photography. Some of which can be seen in the montage below. Look out for adventurous vocabulary, adverbs used as openers, carefully selected connectives and Level 5 punctuation.


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  1. Katie
    March 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    Hi, Your first when I typed in google Mitchell uk. Love this piece , LOVE THE BLOG!!!!!!!!

  2. Paul Tasker
    April 21, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    These children are performing very impressively indeed. If the work here is truly their own we can be confident that high standards of literacy are very much a feature of your school. 🙂

  3. Mr Mitchell
    April 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    Hi Paul, this work is indeed their own as it was completed in class. I’m just trying to find the photos of their work. You should be able to see them here:

    Thanks for your comment and time taken to view the blog!

    David Mitchell

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