Here are a few examples of Voicethread that my students have been working on over the snow days. It was posted on ProgressBook & emailed through the wiki, and even so, I know that the majority of kids haven't found out about the extra credit opportunity. I'm in search for a program that will allow me to text my students (through a computer). I really believe THAT is the best way to share information. These examples were done at the student's home. Some kids don't have a microphone, so I'm allowing them to type in their narration. The program is pretty easy to figure out & the only problem I've run into is that some kids are keeping their project "private" so the link to the wiki doesn't let me view their work. Check out Katie's & Megan's project for a nice project with sound.
I am thrilled to share a wonderful site directed toward Spanish language learners. Spanish News Bites is a blog that posts short readings for all levels, but in addition to the readings, there is a listening component and an interactive exercise over the reading. Your students can even download the mp3 file, if they so desire. I can't wait for the next lesson in Realidades (6B) that covers movie vocabulary to have my kids read this article about the Goya awards. Enjoy!