Seminar “Mind the App"Dr. Nancy GrimmSoSe 2013Anne-Sophie Apsel, Julia Kossiski, Katharina Schröter
1) Introductiono What’s Audioboo?o Alternative tools2) Teaching suggestions3) Creating a radio show via Audioboo4) (Dis)Ad...
 What’s Audioboo?= a website and app with which sound files can becreated, posted and shared, i.e. a web- andsmartphone-b...
 Alternative tools - cinchcast
 Alternative tools - ipadio
 Alternative tools - Audiyou
 Alternative tools - Soundcloud
 Alternative tools – A comparisonCriterion AudiobooRecording/uploading filesDirectly from PC &mobile, mp3, limited to3min...
 Alternative tools – A comparisonCriterion Audioboo AudiyouRecording/uploading filesDirectly from PC &mobile, mp3, limite...
 Alternative tools – A comparisonCriterion Audioboo Audiyou SoundCloudRecording/uploading filesDirectly from PC &mobile, ...
 Practicing speaking1. written dialogues by students taped instead ofacted out (for lower grades)2. practicing presentati...
 Practicing listening1. listening to podcasts of any kind (latest news,music , etc.)2. audio homework assignments or reco...
 Practicing speaking and listening1. creating a chain story (each group records a sceneof a story)2. adding audio stream ...
 Possible pre-tasks/preparatory exercises radio show as information source and special texttype student work out parts ...
And now… it’s you turn!AnchorGeneralnewsWeather& TrafficSportsCelebrities & musicInterviews
And now… it’s you turn! Please sign up onto Audioboo (just one group member).Let us know your user name, so we can find y...
 What do you like about Audioboo? Which disadvantages do you see in usingAudioboo? Where did you encounter problems? Wo...
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An Introduction to Audioboo in the EFL Classroom

  1. 1. Seminar “Mind the App"Dr. Nancy GrimmSoSe 2013Anne-Sophie Apsel, Julia Kossiski, Katharina Schröter
  2. 2. 1) Introductiono What’s Audioboo?o Alternative tools2) Teaching suggestions3) Creating a radio show via Audioboo4) (Dis)Advantages and discussion
  3. 3.  What’s Audioboo?= a website and app with which sound files can becreated, posted and shared, i.e. a web- andsmartphone-based podcast programmehttp://audioboo.fm/
  4. 4.  Alternative tools - cinchcast
  5. 5.  Alternative tools - ipadio
  6. 6.  Alternative tools - Audiyou
  7. 7.  Alternative tools - Soundcloud
  8. 8.  Alternative tools – A comparisonCriterion AudiobooRecording/uploading filesDirectly from PC &mobile, mp3, limited to3min, no specialprogramConnecting files NOT possible, only viadownloadSharing files via~Link, embed code,listening without signingupFinancial aspect For free, upgradeFeatures Networking, many pod-and newscastsavailable (BBC,Guardian,…)
  9. 9.  Alternative tools – A comparisonCriterion Audioboo AudiyouRecording/uploading filesDirectly from PC &mobile, mp3, limited to3min, no specialprogramMp3, recording of fileson PC, then uploadConnecting files NOT possible, only viadownloadNot possible, only viadownloadSharing files via~Link, embed code,listening without signingup“Audiothek” forGerman schools onlyFinancial aspect For free, upgrade For freeFeatures Networking, many pod-and newscastsavailable (BBC,Guardian,…)No news- & podcastsof radio channels etc.(no authenticmaterial), also forother subjects
  10. 10.  Alternative tools – A comparisonCriterion Audioboo Audiyou SoundCloudRecording/uploading filesDirectly from PC &mobile, mp3, limited to3min, no specialprogramMp3, recording of fileson PC, then uploadDirectly from PC &mobile, mp3, limited to120min a year, nospecial programConnecting files NOT possible, only viadownloadNot possible, only viadownloadPossible (for podcasts) orvia download, playlistsSharing files via~Link, embed code,listening without signingup“Audiothek” forGerman schools onlyLink, embed code,listening without signingupFinancial aspect For free, upgrade For free For freeFeatures Networking, many pod-and newscastsavailable (BBC,Guardian,…)No news- & podcastsof radio channels etc.(no authenticmaterial), also forother subjectsNetworking, mostly formusicians, writtencomments within stream(time flags)
  11. 11.  Practicing speaking1. written dialogues by students taped instead ofacted out (for lower grades)2. practicing presentations3. recording scenes of a drama read with students
  12. 12.  Practicing listening1. listening to podcasts of any kind (latest news,music , etc.)2. audio homework assignments or recorded textsfor teaching created by teacher3. recording autio stream for presentations in orderto upload them online
  13. 13.  Practicing speaking and listening1. creating a chain story (each group records a sceneof a story)2. adding audio stream to a short silent videosequence3. rewriting short story as audio play or recoding of aending to a half-read short story4. creating a audio city tour/ scavenger or ratheraudio hunt through city (giving and understanding directions)
  14. 14.  Possible pre-tasks/preparatory exercises radio show as information source and special texttype student work out parts of a radio show and theirfeatures intercultural learning: students compare radioshows of GB, USA and Germanyhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/http://cnnradio.cnn.com/
  15. 15. And now… it’s you turn!AnchorGeneralnewsWeather& TrafficSportsCelebrities & musicInterviews
  16. 16. And now… it’s you turn! Please sign up onto Audioboo (just one group member).Let us know your user name, so we can find you anddownload your file. Record your part and have fun! Please add a straight-forward title to your boo so we can identify it easily.
  17. 17.  What do you like about Audioboo? Which disadvantages do you see in usingAudioboo? Where did you encounter problems? Would you use Audioboo or any comparablepodcast programme for teaching?

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