VoiceThread, which is on several “The Best…” lists, and which my students use a lot, just announced several new improvements.

Both Joyce Valenza and Alice Mercer have written extensive posts about it, so I’d encourage you to read them.

Here’s a short quote from VoiceThread’s announcement about just one of their new features:

We’re very happy to announce that over 700,000 historical images from The New York Public Library’s Digital Gallery are now freely and instantly available whenever you’re creating a VoiceThread. Our new Media Browser allows you to search or browse these primary source materials – maps, photos, drawings, paintings, posters and more, and then import them directly. Links back to the original location of the images on the web are automatically inserted to make citing and attribution easier for you and your students