I added to my Learning Project Voicethread (click that hyperlink to check it out) today. Its neat to be able to listen to the progress that I am making with my learning project. Although realistically I am no Japanese prodigy it has been nice having my Voicethread as a sort of tangible way for me to see what I learn. Its encouraging to see my Voicethread getting longer and longer each week and I think this has been important to me because it shows me that I am progressing in my project. I even find myself having to watch the subtitles less when I’m watching One Piece.
I think that a physical way to keep track of progress is important not just in this project but in learning in general. I could see something like this being useful for some students that may find a certain subject discouraging. Physical evidence of their progress would help to prevent them from becoming discouraged as well as helping them set personal goals.