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Three Free Tools Students Can Use to Dictate Notes. Food speech recognition software can be very pricey, but it doesn't have to be.

Three Free Tools Students Can Use to Dictate Notes

If you're looking for some free speech to text options for your students consider trying the following three options. Mic Note is a free Chrome and Android app that allows you to create voice recordings, text notes, and image-based notes on one concise notebook page. The notes that you record with your voice can be time-stamped by clicking on your Mic Note note page while you're recording. You can also take notes without recording any audio. All notes support inclusion of images and links. Google recently updated the voice command features in Google Documents. Six Good Places to Find Free Music and Sound Effects. In my post earlier today about tools for creating book trailer videos I mentioned a couple of sources of free sound effects and music.

Six Good Places to Find Free Music and Sound Effects

Picking the right music or sound effects can have a drastic influence on how we react to a scene in a video. Here are some places that you and your students can find free sound effects and music to download and use in video projects. Royalty Free Music hosts music tracks that can be reused in numerous ways. Royalty Free Music charges the general public for their downloads, but students and teachers can download quite a bit of the music for free. To access the free music tracks students and teachers should visit the education page on Royalty Free Music. Musopen's collection of free recordings contains performances of the works of hundreds of composers. 5 Good Tools for Creating Audio Recordings Online. One of my favorite blogging activities to do with students doesn’t involve writing.

5 Good Tools for Creating Audio Recordings Online

Creating and sharing short audio recordings can be a great way to have students reflect on what they’ve observed and learned in your classroom. Those recordings can then be posted in your classroom blog. Another take on this exercise is to have students make audio recordings of interviews with classmates, parents, or people that they meet on a job shadow trip. The StoryCorps Question Generator can help students format questions for those interviews. There are five browser-based tools that I frequently recommend for creating audio recordings. In the playlist embedded below I demonstrate how to use five browser-based audio creation and editing tools.

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One way to engage students in blogging activities is to have them create short audio recordings that serve as blog posts.

Five Tutorials on Creating Audio Recordings

Their recordings could be simple statements about what they've learned in your class or they could be full explanations of their thoughts on a news story. Students could also make audio recordings of interviews with classmates, parents, or people that they meet on a job shadow trip. The StoryCorps Question Generator can help students format interview questions. There is no shortage of tools for creating audio recordings. The five that are featured in the playlist below are all tools that I've used with students at various times.

The tools featured in the playlist are Vocaroo, SoundCloud, Clyp.it, AudioBoom, and AudioPal. Two Easy Ways to Create Audio Recordings. Online. TwistedWave is a browser-based audio editor.

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You only need a web browser to access it, and you can use it to record or edit any audio file. All the audio is stored and processed on the server, so you don't need to download anything, or save your work when you are done. Close your browser window and your work is saved. Open TwistedWave somewhere else, and all your audio files, with the complete undo history, are still available. Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews. This week I tested two new apps for recording audio interviews.

Two New Apps That Are Great for Recording Audio Interviews

Both of these apps can be used by students without creating any kind of new online accounts. Neither one is entirely perfect, but they're both quite good. Opinion is a free iPad app for creating short audio recordings. To record simply open the app and tap the big red recording button at the top of the screen. When you're done talking, tap the recording button again to stop the recording. Make an Effective Microphone Pop Filter Out of Paper. Audio-Podcast with Garageband 11.

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Podcast Hosting Sites. Let’s Do This! Start a Podcast for Free with Buzzsprout. Let’s Do This! Start a Podcast for Free with Buzzsprout. How to Host your Podcast on Google Drive for Free. How to export garageband file as an mp3 file.pdf. How To Record Voice Podcasts On The Mac. An audio podcast can be a great way to share your opinions online or to publish in iTunes, but it needn’t be hard to record, edit and create one.

How To Record Voice Podcasts On The Mac

Recording a podcast is a breeze using the built-in tools that come with every new Mac, and the whole process of editing and exporting takes just a few minutes for a simple audio podcast. This tutorial explores some of the easiest ways to create one. Podcast Tips Before we begin, here are several tips to ensure you get the most from your podcast recording: Use a good quality external USB microphone – this is preferable to the Mac’s built-in mic or even a headset which can pickup breathing noisesRecord your podcast in a quiet room that’s free from background noise and other distractionsDon’t worry if you make a mistake, because you can always edit the podcast later on. Podcasting Tools for Students. Instrumental.