All of our mainstream ninth-grade English classes include a unit on New Orleans, and my family and I recently visited there.
I made a very rough VoiceThread about the city, which I’ll be revising. I’ve posted it on my website now for students to view, and thought that others might find it useful. I do want to emphasize, though, that it’s definitely a work in progress.
In addition, I’ve added other resources to the New Orleans section on my webpages. These include Katrina: An Unnatural Disaster and The Lower Ninth Ward. Both of these sites were recently nominated for Webby Awards.
All of these resources would probably be accessible to high Intermediate English Language Learners, though my VoiceThread can probably be useful to those with a lower English proficiency.
I am collecting examples of how educators are using Voicethread in their classroom or for professional development on a wiki at: http://voicethread4education.wikispaces.com/
My plan is to share these examples with other technology teachers who provide professional development in their schools.
Feel free to add your own examples or links to resources. Thanks in advance,