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19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators

19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators
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List with audio converter tools Gamification Is The New Corporate Performance Management - eLearning Industry Performance Management Systems Motivate Managers Well. Employees are Often Left with No Effective Performance Management. Yet, the same process and detailed encouragement to hit targets is, in most cases, completely absent from the lives of lower level employees. Gamification implementation can emulate successfully, a corporate performance management system, and align the employee well. Imagine a trucking company. Let’s think about how its managers are engaged in meeting corporate goals. For over a decade, many enterprises have practiced engaging managers with corporate business strategy and goals. Now let’s think about the non-managerial employees in the trucking company: the drivers. They are also tracked and measures– but they are presented with simpler goals, quotas perhaps. We must ask ourselves whether the trucking company can do a better job at driving its employees’ performance. Actually, I spoke to a trucking company today.

5 tools I’ll use in 2014 Dec December 28, 2013 | 5 Comments Flipped Classroom, Blended Learning, techy tools … These have been in our lives for a few years. Everyday we come across with a new tool, a new site a new idea that we can use in our classes. I just discovered the following tools and I’m planning to give them a try in the New Year. #1 Buncee is another web-based content creation tool. #2 Todaysmeet is another tool that I’ll try in 2014. #3 Edcanvas is now Blendspace and is another web-based content creation tool. #4 Journal Jar is a site that I’m planning to use as a warm-up tool or it may even come handy when I finish early. #5 Padlet, AKA wallwisher, an old friend with new features, an online noticeboard where you can add your ideas on little sticky notes and then print out the document or save it as a pdf file on your computer.

The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning Are you looking for free e-learning images, photos, cliparts or illustrations? In this post I will present you The Ultimate list of Free Stock Photos Sites for eLearning. If anyone of you have used one or more of the above Free Stock Photos Sites I will very much appreciate if he/she share with us his experience! PublicDomainPictures.net is a repository for free public domain photos. Get 2 Free eBooks Get the eLearning Industry's Articles in your inbox. Cómo convertir archivos de audio a distintos formatos online [Tutorial] Convertir archivos de audio a distintos formatos. Son muchos los servicios online que nos permiten convertir archivos de audio de un formato a otro de manera gratuita y rápida y sin necesidad de instalar ningún programa. Podremos usarlo desde cualquier navegador y bajo cualquier sistema operativo. En este caso hemos elegido “You Convert It” ( una web que nos convierte los archivos (hasta 200Mb) en unos sencillos pasos. Seguidamente, pincharemos sobre el botón “Select it” y buscaremos el archivo de audio al que queremos cambiar el formato Una vez seleccionado, decidimos el formato al que queremos convertirlo (mp3, wav, ACC, AIFF, WMA, etc.) Nos aparecerá una pequeña pantalla con la información del archivo y el formato que hemos elegido para su conversión. Ahora toca poner nuestro correo electrónico (al que nos llegará el audio convertido). Y finalmente, pulsaremos sobre el botón “Convert it”. Espero que os sirva!

5 Tips for Designing E-learning for Adults with Low Education Levels As an instructional designer, you have a lot of variables to take into consideration to create a successful e-learning course. One of the most important variables to learn about is your audience. During analysis, it’s critical to get a good understanding of the learner demographics—age, gender, computer proficiency, language skills, and education level. Recently, our instructional design team at SweetRush took on the challenge of designing a series of e-learning courses in which the learner audience was a bit different than usual. My team of instructional designers put their heads together to come up with some concrete, global guidelines for this particular audience, and I was pleased with the results. Reach Your Audience: Five Tips for Designing E-learning for Adults with Low Education Levels 1. 2. 3. 4. Check out an earlier blog of mine for a more in-depth discussion on audio scripts for e-learning courses: Press Play: 5 Tips for Writing Audio Scripts. 5.

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than 700 submissions! 43 products emerged with several votes and strong, detailed Field Notes to explain just how they are being used effectively at school. So here is our (albeit unscientific) list of apps, games, and websites transforming classrooms this Fall. We are also pleased to announce the winner of the $250 Amazon gift card. What apps, games, and websites are transforming your classroom? Related Posts: 5 Easy Steps to Writing a Great Field Note

Los mejores editores de audio online Hoy voy a mostrarles varias aplicaciones web que cumplen una o varias tareas ,todas relacionadas con la edición o mezcla de audio, sonido y efectos, y les daré un resumen breve de lo que se puede lograr con cada una de ellas. Soundation Soundation es una genial aplicación desarrollada por PowerFX, empresa líder en audio y entre sus principales características contamos con: Usar el mezclador como si se tratase de un estudio profesional, ya que incluye efectos en tiempo real, instrumentos virtuales, automatización, grabación, entre otras opciones más que están a tu alcance desde tu navegador web. La aplicación incluye más de 600 bucles de sonidos gratuitos, los cuales podemos usar para crear nuestras propias piezas musicales. Link Soundation Audio Expert Audio Expert es una herramienta que nos permitirá editar audio online, con laposibilidad de convertir hacia y desde diferentes formatos: AAC, M4A, MP3, OGG, FLAC, AMR, AU, WMA, MKA y WAV. Link Audio Expert Electric House Blender [/url]

Webinars - eClassroom News The Online Learning Imperative: A Solution to Three Looming Crises in Education Date: Thursday, June 16th Time: 2:00 p.m. ET Duration: 1 hour Sponsor: Pearson Register Now! Re-engaging Students by Combining Classroom and Computer-Based Instruction Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. How Formative Instruction Can Accelerate Student Learning Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. Safeguard technology to advance student achievement Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011 Time: 2:00 p.m. Finding Funding for Educational Technology Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Time: 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT Duration: 1 hour Sponsor: DreamBox Learning For elementary schools and districts, finding and securing funding sources can be critical… Let online video put you in the communication vanguard Date: Thursday, May, 12, 2011 Time: 2 p.m. PCs, iPads, Macs – Managing Diversity on a School District Budget Date: Wednesday, May, 18, 2011 Time: 2 p.m. Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics

11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom | Teacher's Lounge Blog | Really Good Stuff® The use of technology in the classroom is becoming more mainstream than ever. From using it as a way to gain resources and inspiration for lessons to leveraging the relationships with others in your Professional Learning Network (PLN) to find pen pals for your students, the benefits of using technology in and for the classroom are plentiful. However, it is also important to remember that access issues and outdated technology can create issues when integrating it in lessons. During the #TeachChat on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013, teachers voiced their concerns with using tech in the classroom. Connectivity issues, slow load time for devices, and limited access to apps and programs were among the top concerns. Despite those issues, teachers realize that today’s students are coming to school better equipped and more informed about how to use technology than ever before.

6 servicios para crear y compartir grabaciones de audio online Dejando a un lado las aplicaciones para grabar voz desde móviles y servicios populares como Whatsapp, Skype y los demás pilares de las nueva era de comunicaciones donde los mensajes de voz son claves, tenemos media docena de opciones online muy sencillas, gratuitas y fáciles de usar, para crear cortas grabaciones de audio y compartirlas en cuestión de segundos. AudioPal Especial para blogs y otros sitios web pues lo que hará será crear un widget fácilmente incrustable en cualquier página. Audioboo Cada boo, nombre que se le da a las grabaciones en el servicio, puede ser capturado a través de aplicaciones móviles (iOS y Android) o directamente desde el servicio. RecordMP3 El más sencillo del listado ya que, exceptuando que los resultados se pueden descargar (en formato MP3), cumple estrictamente con las dos funciones que resalta el título: crear grabaciones y compartirlas de forma online. Vocaroo Voxopop SoundCloud

Empowering Education with Video Communication has changed, and students and educators are increasingly using video technologies in all aspects of education. Knowing how to produce, edit, and distribute video gives high school and college graduates a valuable and much-in-demand skill. School systems also are increasingly using video on their web sites to keep parents informed about school events—and many educators are using video to bring lessons alive for their students. With the generous support of JDL Horizons, we’ve assembled this collection of stories from the eSchool News archives, as well as other resources from around the web, to help you understand the many ways that video can empower your teachers and students. —The Editors

TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING IN 21st CENTURY EDUCATION | Aysin Alp's Blog During the last decades technology has caused a lot of changes in our lives socially, politically and economically. What about education? Has education changed right along with the demands of the society?Today, many businesses require workers that can work in small, collaborative groups, which means we should use project-based learning in the classroom that allows students to work in small groups and to apply the academic content they are learning to real life situations. We all know that we need to get away from teacher-led classrooms and create classrooms that are learner centered to meet the demands of our rapidly changing world and we have a great tool to be able to do that: technology. In the video below, Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D, discusses his views on the importance of technology in learning and the need to revolutionize education to give kids the skills they need to compete in an increasingly interconnected and digital world. Via: Voxy Blog Credits to Crissy Venosdale

Aplicaciones para convertir voz en texto Para quienes se pasan buena parte de su tiempo escribiendo en el computador lo mas seguro es que siempre estén buscando la manera de optimizar su escritura y ganar algo de tiempo al digitar información, y en este sentido el correcto uso de la tecnología puede significar una ventaja considerable para mejorar nuestro trabajo. Para entrar de lleno en el tema, imaginemos el hecho de que en lugar de escribir de la manera tradicional a la que estamos acostumbrados usando nuestro teclado, podamos simplemente dictar con nuestra voz lo que queremos que aparezca escrito en nuestro computador, después solo tendremos que copiar y pegar el contenido en cualquier editor de texto que utilicemos (Word, Writer, WordPad, Bloc de Notas, etc.) Antes de empezar a utilizar las aplicaciones que vamos a recomendar debemos tener instalado y configurado correctamente un micrófono para dictarle a nuestro PC, si tenemos un portátil normalmente suelen traerlo incorporado. TalkTyper Se compone de dos cajas de texto.

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