Photo of Our Community by Jasmine Frans

Our Community by Jasmine Frans

By Jasmine Frans




Second-grade students participated in a global project about communities with 10 other schools. Sao Paola, a school in Brazil, led this project.


  • Students took pictures around the community and uploaded it to Voicethread.
  • Students typed up and rehearsed their comments about their pictures about their community.
  • They used the video option to comment on their pictures.


To share events, values and cultures that make a community; to collaborate with other classrooms around the world; to learn what others do in their communities.


VoiceThread was easily used by all students. Getting the microphones to work was a difficult point, and in the end the students did 1-1 commenting on a laptop. Make sure everything works well in the computer lab before the commenting phase is attempted.