Tip #2 from Darlene Wolfe, Ocoee High School
With many sources for free music and audio mixing, such as Audacity, as well as resources for inexpensive purchasing or free music and sound effects’ rights, more educators are making professional sounding podcasts and audio announcements for their classes. Since Audacity is free and so easy to use, have fun, show your students and put them to work. You can download audio clips from unitedstreaming, one of the new features! There are sound effects and music files ready for your use. (Familarize yourself with all of them by just doing a blank search for all audio files.) Let the students become "Foley" experts designing, creating, recording and editing their own audio projects. Get the students to review together and create the audio review for your website. The students have fun, learn the material and get to
#0066ff;”>practice reading, writing, thinking and analytic skills. At the end of the day, the students will have done the work while you facilitate and enjoy watching them practice their new practical and employable skills.
Audacity works for Mac and PC users.
Are you interested in learning more about this free program? Join us for a webinar, hosted by Darlene Wolfe. Participants have a chance to win a USB drive for participating. All you need is a computer with Internet access and Audacity already downloaded, along with a telephone for the 1-800 call. You can register for this workshop on the Discovery Calendar. Details are below:
- Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2006
- Time: 4:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -04:00, New York)
- Meeting number: 558 410 886
- Meeting password: dennfl
- Teleconference toll-free phone number: 866-469-3239
- web address: https://discoveryed.webex.com/discoveryed/j.php?ED=87437887&UID=479917117&ICS=MS>
Email Danielle if you have any questions! And don’t forget to share this tip with your peers, document it and report it back to Danielle for your chance to win the Discovery Survivor Gift.