Those of you teaching online or blended courses know the value of tools that encourage interaction. VoiceThread is one such tool.
VoiceThread allows you and your students to comment on a digital object. You can comment on documents, images, or videos. You can comment via text, telephone, webcam, or microphone. Check out this example of a voice commentary on a still image (courtesy of the Franco-American Collection, University of Southern Maine).
Try out VoiceThread for yourself. Then you can truly decide where it belongs in your particular online tool kit (or sewing kit).