Audio Resources

Pedagogical Uses of Audio
  • to create language input/output or assessment items (listening comprehension)
  • to provide feedback to your students
  • to provide narration to accompany OTHER visual resources (e.g., slides)
  • to capture audio from an existing video
Issues with Audio
  • when to opt for audio vs. video
  • accessibility issues
Stages
  • pre-production (storyboarding)
  • production (recording)
  • post-production (upload / distribute / embed / syndicate)

Finding Audio

Creative Commons search for audio resources (Click on SpinXpress; they have a lot of audio)
Jamendo: free mp3 files with CC license

 

Recording Audio

SoundCloud: you can upload or record on the spot, then share
iTunes: record and then share a podcast
Vocaroo: online, record and share the URL or download an mp3
Audacity: download and install, more editing features
Capture audio from an existing online video using YouTube to MP3 Converter or ClipConverter

 

Organizing Audio

SoundCloud and iTunes, as mentioned above

 

Making Audio Interactive

Voicethread: upload video, audio, slideshow or whatever as central “stimulus”; participants add audio

 

CLT Resources

CLT equipment for checkout: FlipCam (borrow from Dan)
CLT recording studio (make an appointment)