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Mrs. Fink

dig.ccmixter - 1 views

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    creative commons music for use in school projects
Mariel Amez

Podcasting: Audio on the Internet Comes of Age - 6 views

  • distribution of audio or video files, such as radio programs or music videos, over the Internet, using either RSS or Atom syndication for listening on mobile devices and personal computers
  • you need a high speed Internet connection
  • a "podcast receiver," such as Juice, the cross-platform application that is free to download from: http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/index.php.
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  • Apple’s iTunes <http://www.apple.com/itunes/> makes it even easier by letting you subscribe to a podcast by dragging and dropping the RSS button into the iTunes podcast directory.
  • extracts can provoke stimulating discussion, and also bring a range of different voices and varieties of English into the classroom, and podcasts can be selected because their theme ties into the curriculum
  • add listening activities
  • Introduce your learners to the concept of downloading audio via RSS (using iTunes, for example), and they will automatically receive extra listening that you choose as the course progresses
  • create a special channel for a particular group of learners
  • specially produced podcasts aimed at language learners
  • extend the scope of the classroom by involving students in the creation and publishing of their own content for a real audience.
  • a limit to the storage space on these free sites
  • ELT Podcasting group, where you will find a helpful and friendly community of educators interested in podcasting: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/podcasting_elt
  • Apart from audio reports, examples of EFL/ESL student-created podcasts include activities such as:

  • a webcast is transmitted live
  • Live interactive webcasting may be difficult to set up on your own, but a new venture through a site called EFLBridges <http://www.eflbridges.com> makes it easier to involve your students in live voice and chat webcasts
  • Using the free Internet telephony software Skype <http://www.skype.com
  • Video podcasting (
  • a video file is simply an audio file with pictures, it is harder to produce engaging content, and editing is more difficult too
chris kerlin

Vocaroo | Record and send voice emails - 0 views

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    "Vocaroo - The premier voice recording service."
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