Exploring Audio Tools to Improve Learning


Exploring Audio Tools to Improve Learning

This is a group dedicated to exploring and using audio technologies such as iPod, Garageband, and Audacity to improve student learning.

Members: 106
Latest Activity: Feb 22

Discussion Forum

iPod and Podcasting Best Practices

Started by Kathy Shirley. Last reply by Katie Stroud Aug 24, 2010. 13 Replies

Managing a Large Number of iPods

Started by Cody Smedsrud. Last reply by Kathy Shirley Apr 21, 2009. 1 Reply

How about a Podcasting Appetizer?

Started by Just One More Book! Children's Book Podcast Mar 2, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Bruce Bebb on November 3, 2011 at 10:47am

Any teachers using a microphone with a classroom audio system? if so, what's your experience? Good, bad or ugly!


Comment by Ruth Maas on October 17, 2010 at 6:54am
The San Diego CUE Conference is Sat. Nov. 6th at El Cajon High School. There will be several workshops on using the iPod Touch. Go to http://www.sdcue.org
Comment by Sue Gorman on September 26, 2010 at 7:10am
We bought the Bretford syncing cart. It is fabulous.
Comment by Camille Johnson on May 23, 2010 at 7:24pm
I am a first grade teacher and am interested in using an iPod in the classroom.
Comment by Brad Pascoe on April 2, 2010 at 9:56am
"What is the best practice to have all the ipods synced at the same time? Do you use the ipod cart? We don't have one."
20-40 iPods - We use the Bretford Syncing Cart
20 iPods - I like the idea of the ParaSync, though we have not tried it. The Bretford solution is not good for us, as you cannot easily charge overnight
7-14 iPods - try a USB hub - we use the The D-Link® 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub - but there are probably cheaper solutions

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Comment by Sue Gorman on March 15, 2010 at 4:51am
What is the best practice to have all the ipods synced at the same time? Do you use the ipod cart? We don't have one.
Comment by Rob Theriault on March 14, 2010 at 3:02pm
I am a college prof. from Ontario Canada. I have been Podcasting since 2001 and I also like webcasting and screencasting. I am looking forward to the discussions :)
Rob (my blog)
Comment by Wendy Cotta on August 19, 2009 at 4:50pm
Has anyone used the new nanogong audio recording applet for Moodle? I wonder if it can replace the use of Audacity at our 1:1 school. It has the added value of complete integration with Moodle incuding the Gradebook feature.
Comment by MaryKK on December 20, 2008 at 2:47pm
I just got a snowball camera from my students (hurray!) and wonder if anyone has instructions and/or lessons for podcasting w/Garage Band and/or Audacity that would be appropriate for 4th graders. Thank you.
Comment by Cem Can on December 11, 2008 at 12:30pm
Dear colleagues,

We are working on a project on how we can utilize Web 2.0, not only Social networking, in foreign language teaching. Your contributions, suggestions, and ideas are highly appreciated. I will keep you informed about the progress. Please let me know if you are interested.

Kind regards.

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