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Voice Technology

  1. 1. COONARA
  2. 2. Image: 'Just Talking' www.flickr.com/photos/8641421@N07/2950234853 Image: 'Simna' www.flickr.com/photos/96531201@N00/30650093 If I were to ask you what it is about the human voice that helps to engage us, what might you say? COONARA
  3. 3. When Brent and Todd were trapped underground, what sound would they have most wanted to hear? COONARA
  4. 4. • Add voice to powerpoints • Podcasting • Digital storytelling • Voicethread • Skype • Voki • Tokbox • Twitter • Screencasting • Mobile technology COONARA
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  6. 6. • Imagine, as a trainer, you record an audio program for your students, upload it to a website, and within a short period of time your students receive this program on their computer. Their MP3 player downloads the program automatically and they start listening to the program whenever and wherever they want to. This is what podcasting allows you to do. COONARA
  7. 7. • The sound of my voice was very reassuring • Because they listened to the podcast on an mp3 player with earphones in their ears, they could block out all extraneous noises and concentrate on what was being said. • They could play it over and over again so it helped them remember things • Because it was portable, they could take it anywhere. (train, on holidays, car etc) • It increased their confidence in contributing to a class discussion because they had prior knowledge of the topic. COONARA
  8. 8. • Adding voice and music to a digital story brings it to life. Ways to use Digital Stories:  Students display their learning journey  Use on an eportfolio  ESL students upload their stories to a diversity wiki to share  DST is a great way to teach beginner computing skills (interesting, fun) COONARA
  9. 9. quot;A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to leave comments in several ways. Voicethread Cert 111 Children’s Services COONARA
  10. 10. • using voice, with a mic (or phone in USA only) • text • audio file • video (via a webcam) • Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too. • Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities and pick which comments are shown through moderation. • VoiceThreads can even be embedded on web sites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs as archival movies. • With VoiceThread, group conversations are collected and shared in one place from anywhere in the world. All with no software to install.quot; COONARA
  11. 11. • Skype is a software application that allows users to make telephone calls over the Internet. • Calls to other users of the service and to free-of- charge numbers are free, while calls to other landlines and mobile phones can be made for a fee. • Additional features include instant messaging, file transfer and video conferencing. COONARA
  12. 12. Voki is a fun tool that allows you to create your own personal avatar and give it a voice. You can choose from a wide selection of characters, as well as animals, anime looking characters, and more, and you can personalize them with different hair styles, clothing options, accessories, and more. You can add voice by either adding a message via your phone or microphone, or you can just type in a message and voice to speak what you ve written. http://ementor.coonarahouse.org.au COONARA
  13. 13. What is Tokbox? It's free video calling from any website with no downloads. I've tried it out, and here's what I found particularly impressive: • no client software downloads or installation (it uses Adobe Flash Player 10, a web plug-in that most browsers have) • multiple users, maximum might exceed 50; probably more effective with less than 12 • no registration required • embeddable into other web pages • other features too, like video email, instant messaging (Excerpt from digital leadership) COONARA
  14. 14. What is it? Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service that allows you answer the question, quot;What are you doing?quot; by sending short text messages 140 characters in length, called quot;tweetsquot;, to your friends, or quot;followers.quot; Is it useful? Depends on how you use it. I use it for networking, finding out about new things and keeping in contact. COONARA
  15. 15. • Twitter helps one organize great, instant meetups (tweetups). • Twitter works well as an opinion poll. • Twitter can help direct student’s attention to good things happening in the group • Twitter breaks news faster than other sources, often (especially if the news impacts online users). • Twitter brings great minds together, and gives everyone daily opportunities to learn (if you look for it, and/or if you follow the right people). • Twitter gives your critics a forum, but that means you can study them! • Twitter helps with staff development, find other teachers. Source: http://cooper-taylor.com/blog/2008/08/50-ideas-on-using-twitter-for-education/ COONARA
  16. 16. A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, also known as a video screen capture, often containing audio narration. Screencasts are useful for demonstrating and teaching software features (Wikipedia) • Use Camstudio to create a “how to” movie • Jing is another free screencasting tool COONARA
  17. 17. Don’t forget the humble mobile phone! Why? • Most students have one • They are instant and direct • Ims can be sent to one or a group of students • Can send reminder notices about assessment due dates or changes in timetabling etc COONARA
  18. 18. • Calls to one student – private, reassuring • Conference calls to several students at once COONARA
  19. 19. jaclynnegg@yahoo.com.au ementor.coonarahouse.org.au COONARA
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