How I Use It
I use VoiceThread to give hesitant speakers in a World Language class another option. They see a photo or cartoon as a visual prompt and record their descriptions with the app. This removes the pressure of speaking in front of the entire class and is a way of improving participation by all learners. They also like to listen to classmates' descriptions.
VoiceThread can be adapted to many different disciplines. It also lends itself to teachers running a flipped classroom environment. While set-up is quick, it can be quite time-consuming to go through all of the responses, especially for more complex prompts. I have also experienced glitching when students tried to access an embedded VoiceThread in Haiku LMS. That issue may lie with the LMS, however.