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AudioTools

Page history last edited by Shelly S. Terrell 10 years, 2 months ago

 

 

NOTE: Click on any of the links you find interesting, read more about them, then click again to go to the link!

 

                                                       


 

Webinar Video: Teaching with Audio Tools!

 

 

Vocaroo

What is it?

  • Audio recording tool based online where students record messages, http://vocaroo.com/newaccount.php
  • Students can email recordings to you
  • Students can embed their recordings on the web
  • Messages can be saved onto your computer
  • No registration is required, but if you register you will be able to access your last recordings and have a list of them
  • No limit to the recording
  • Students can rerecord their messages

 

 

Test Vocaroo & Record a Message for Me!  

 


Powered by Vocaroo

 

How do I embed this?

 

Copy and paste the code in this page: http://vocaroo.com/widgets.php

 

Vocaroo Video Tutorial

 

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Voxopop

What is it?

  • Online message board where students record audio over a specific topic or theme, http://www.voxopop.com/
  • These can be public or private threads
  • You can customize your thread with an image and link
  • Receive email or RSS notifications when people contribute to your discussion thread
  • The one click to Itunes link makes it easy to hear as a podcast 
  • Registration is required
  • No limit to the recording
  • Students can rerecord their messages or delete discussion threads

 

Voxopop Discussions

 

http://www.voxopop.com/group/6b4aaf44-4a46-437b-9281-d692510f193d 

Great student example discussion, http://www.voxopop.com/topic/474b2f76-7d4b-4d34-be48-460aeaed4da7

 

 

Voxopop Video Tutorial

 

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Audacity

What is it?

  • Free audio recording & editing open software you download for your PC (Windows), http://audacity.sourceforge.net/?lang=en
  • Students can record for any length then have several sophisticated editing options
  • This is ideal for podcasting because you can add sound effects and music
  • No registration is required

 

Audacity Video Tutorial

 

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Garage Band

What is it?

  • Free audio recording & editing software for your Mac
  • Students can record for any length then have several sophisticated editing options
  • This is ideal for podcasting because you can add sound effects and music
  • A variety of sounds and instruments come with the software
  • No registration is required
  • May have to pay to publish on the web

 

Garage Band Video Tutorial

 

YouTube plugin error

 

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Fotobabble

What is it?

  • Free tool for students to narrate an uploaded image, http://www.fotobabble.com/
  • Available as a free Iphone app
  • Embed to a blog or website
  • Registration is required

 

Fotobabble Video Tutorial

 

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Voicethread

What is it?

  • Students can upload images, papers, movies, etc and have several commenting options
  • Visit this page for tutorials, resources, examples, and lesson ideas

 

 

 

Find this VoiceThread here, http://voicethread.com/#q.oweek.b1243327.i6689544

 

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Voki

  • Students speak through speaking avatars they customize
  • Visit this page for tutorials, resources, examples, and lesson ideas

 

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Skype

What is it?

  • Collaborate with other classes with this free video conferencing software
  • Visit this page for tutorials, resources, examples, and lesson ideas

 

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Mobile Apps

What is it?

  • We can use various apps on our smartphones in addition to the recorders to record students voices and help them correct their errors. These are a few I recommend.

 

Talking Tom

- Kids talk to Tom and he repeats everything said with a funny voice, pet him to make him purr, pour a glass of milk for him, and poke his head, belly or feet, grab his tail. The best part is that within seconds what the students say to Tom is recorded as an avi video which can be uploaded to YouTube and Facebook or sent by email. This app really gets young learners speaking English!

 

Story Robe

- Create digital stories using images and video from your camera or photo library. Create audio recordings with photos and videos. Then share on Youtube or through e-mail and add to others stories

 

StoryKit

- Create an electronic storybook by drawing on the screen, uploading images, recording sound effects and voice, laying out the elements of the story (text boxes, images, and sound clips) freely by dragging them or pinching to resize, reordering pages, and uploading to the StoryKit web server. Email a link to the story. The application includes four public domain children’s books to rewrite and rearrange into a new story.

 

Fotobabble

- Quickly create and easily share talking photos in 3 steps (Snap or select or a photo, speak into the microphone to record audio, share with friends via email, Facebook or Twitter).

 

StoryCorps

-Listen to the weekly story; share stories via email, Facebook, and Twitter; get tips for recording stories on mobile devices; create and email a list of questions for an interview with StoryCorps.

 

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Language Podcasts

 

English Meeting

A very handy chart that allows you to see the level and more of different podcasts

ESL Grammar Talk

Great blog to go along! you may check sidebar for more!

Potato Pals

This podcast has questions for understanding. Most are short in length.

Business English Podcasts

Business English podcasts

Breaking News English

In any of Sean's lessons you have a podcasts, quizzes, & activities

BBC Podcasts

(Only 6 minutes! Anyone can do 6 minutes of English a day! Right!)

Qualitytime-esl.com

(Short and these focus on grammar! They also have scripts.)

ITESLJ

(A list of many)

A4ESL.org

( Another list of many)

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Presentations

 

The Presentation: Web 2.0 Voice Tools

Webaudiotools.ppt

Blog Post: How I Use Audio Tools with Students

http://www.califone.com/blog/2010/01/13/what-a-bit-of-technology-can-do/

 

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