Parents' Guide to


By Ashley Kemper, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Collaborative presentation creator with powerful potential.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android Free to try Education
VoiceThread Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

The best part of this app is its ability to provide multiple, easy ways of engaging with user-created content in a simple interface. Instead of words and lengthy directions, icons are available to help kids decide between multimedia types, which helps younger kids easily engage with VoiceThread. Some content may take a while to load (especially videos), but the annotation features embedded within the interface make it an easy choice for content creation. If they have a group project, kids can also create presentations and share them with friends to collaborate on the final product. The only downside seems to be that while the app is free, creating multiple threads (presentations) requires users to purchase an in-app five-pack. It may be worth the price, especially for kids who are excited about a collaborative tool that helps them practice 21st-century skills in an authentic and meaningful way.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: discussion, storytelling
  • Skills: Creativity: combining knowledge, innovation, making new creations, producing new content, Communication: multiple forms of expression, presenting, Collaboration: cooperation, group projects, Tech Skills: using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (in-app purchases: 5-pack for $2.99)
  • Release date: August 6, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: VoiceThread
  • Version: 3.0.57
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.1.1 or later; Android 2.2 and up
  • Last updated: January 3, 2018

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate