My second graders enjoyed using Voicethread to publish their stories. Each student wrote and illustrated a Leprechaun story (inspired of course by St. Patrick’s Day) and a Husky Dog story (inspired by a picture they created in art class.) After each child finished writing, editing and then re-writing their story they then created three pictures to illustrate it. They could create the pictures using paper and other art supplies, create the pictures using Skitch or a by a combination of the two. Many children enjoyed combining their art with Skitch. This method was the idea of the children. They held their picture up in front of the Mac’s camera – took a picture with Skitch and then drew on top of the picture with great results. As Voicethread is a collaborative tool, I plan on having the children comment on each other’s story.