International Journal of Education & the Arts

Volume 14 Number 13

October 7, 2013

Where I'm from: Cultural Exchange through the Arts and VoiceThread

Young Imm Kang Song
Lesley University, USA

Lisa Donovan
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, USA

Citation: Song, Y. I. K., & Donovan, L. (2013). Where I'm from: Cultural exchange through the arts and VoiceThread. International Journal of Education & the Arts, 14(13). Retrieved [date] from
This paper discusses a cultural exchange project that is being conducted between classrooms at the Songwon Elementary School in South Korea and the Lee School in Massachusetts, USA. As its main communication tool between the students in the two countries, this project uses VoiceThread -- an audiovisual discussion tool that can serve as an ideal match for specific learning and reflection tasks. Through the arts, media, and technology elements that are embedded in this project, students in the two countries have been sharing each other's cultures. The paper explores the progression of the work from multiple vantage points -- through an analysis of the role of authorship in students, the power of poetry to illuminate nuance, and the opportunity that technology (VoiceThread) provides to connect students across cultures despite geographic and cultural differences.

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