ShareWare – FREE Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: ◦ Record live audio. ◦ Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs. ◦ Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files. ◦ Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together. ◦ Change the speed or pitch of a recording. ◦ And more!
Make an audio/radio advertisement – ◦ A third grade class is using in to advertise products the school produces to support service learning for their Advertising unit. Promote language learning – ◦ Grade 4 - record kids speaking in one of their language classes then upload to Voki to create speaking Avatars. Create Podcasts – ◦ limited only by your imagination. Celeste Hopkins and her Grade 2 students use Audacity to create podcasts of book reviews, reports and poetry readings. Mr Balcom‘s students created music tracks for their video podcasts. Find a need and get podcasting! Record speeches ◦ Grade 4 - to provide evidence of learning, and upload to Glogster to share with a wider audience Promote reading development ◦ For emerging readers -- by recording kids reading books
Create sound stories ◦ for images using free sound effects websites for various school events Record sound for PowerPoint slides ◦ to enhance any presentation Record comments/opinions ◦ to load to a Voicethread at a later stage. This can be useful if there are problems with multiple users on a Voicethread or to save time. Record compositions ◦ or class singing to share with others (e.g. parents). Record soundtracks for animations ◦ Classroom project - animation project on the systems of the human body.
Podcasting - A podcast is just another mp3 file that you can play either on your computer or any portable device like the Apple iPod or Creative Zen. Podcasting refers to the entire process of creating the podcast [audio], editing and publishing to the web via RSS. Podcasting requires a microphone and audio editing software like Audacity or Adobe Audition.
Video – Creating a Podcast in Podomatic.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMZQblsa h5Q&feature=related