Tried Voicethread for the first time with my 2nd graders this week. Monday I could only get one iPad at a time to log in and be able to comment. It was frustrating. I emailed Voicethread’s support. They confirmed that I should be able to have more than one iPad logged in at a time. They suggested it might be a Bandwidth issue on my side.
I am on a dedicated iPad wireless network at school and I’m the only one really using iPads this way on my campus. Tuesday everything worked fine.
I set up identities for each student. Next week they are going to make their own icons to use on the service. Each child is going to get a 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. They will decorate it with their character traits using words or illustrations. They will be unique. Since theses are second graders I want to be careful with their pictures.
Next challenge – having the kids use the iPads to blog.