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Sounds supply us with volumes of complex information that we easily interpret in order to extrapolate important details about the world around us (Bishop and Cates, 2001). The use of sound can create an atmosphere of excitement, motivation and learning by engaging students and capturing their attention. The use of audio prompts can also generate cognitive connections through the process of linking new and stored schema into memory. Cues from audio enhanced instructions can link prior information to new concepts creating a deeper level of knowledge and understanding.
Learning Differently - This podcast starts off a little slow, never the less, pay attention to where he is recording from. This demonstrates the power, flexibility and ease of audio broadcasting/podcasting. The author also makes some interesting points on integrating technology into classrooms.
VoiceThreads -are online media collections that allow viewer to make comments using various communication technologies.
Jott is currently being labeled as a digital personal assistant. Jott converts your voice into email, text messages, list, reminders or appointments.
Riffly is another service which allows users of your site to leave audio and video comments.
Educational podcast sites
The Education Podcast Network
National Public Radio
Through the use of the Internet, audio enhanced lessons can be incorporated into classrooms and even used to support learning from home. iTunes and Mediafly can be used as portals for educational resources to be downloaded, streamed or delivered through podcast. Podcast are a series of media files that are distributed over the Internet using syndication feeds for play on portable devices or stored on a computer. Creating a podcast is simple and be an engaging activity for students.
Start Creating your own Podcast
Skype -Make phone calls from your computer.
This link is an actual episode recorded on Skype from the K12 Online Conference (2008)
This video is a tutorial on how to record a Skype conversation. This can be used for podcasting, distance learning, knowledge banks, etc.
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