Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TTP Week#6: Audio Tools & Resources

Explore the Audio Guide.

Things to do/try
  • Play with speech recognition.
    Google Doc Speech Recognition Add-on
  •  Explore the audio-related sites listed in the Audio Guide.  Use Diigo to bookmark at least three interesting sites (from there or other sources). These can include audio activity sites, podcasts, audio utilities, or anything else that is related to the use of audio for language learning.
  • Recording and editing an audio file with Audacity. Audacity Introduction Screencast
    Audacity should already be installed on your BUFS laptop.  If not, you can download Audacity here.
    Record a short conversation or monologue about anything you like.
    - Export it as an mp3 file.
    - Then either
         -  upload it to your Google Drive and share it privately with pufslebow@gmail.com
         -  Upload it to Clyp.it and post the flash player on your blog like this:

  • Phone Audio Practice

    Recording, Converting, & Publishing Audio from your Smartphone   Screencast Guide Here

    Smart phones can be an easy way to record conversations in a language class. Andriod phones come with a default recorder and there are many free apps available for Android and Iphones.

    Task: Record some audio on your phone (this can be a short chat with your students, reflections on CALL so far, or anything you like).  One of the issues with phone recordings is that they are sometimes saved in file formats (like .amr or m4a) that are not easily shared via  Kakao, Band, or other apps.  There are several ways to convert these files to friendlier formats.  You can use online converters (listed on the Audio Guide) or upload your phone recording to your Google Drive and install the Driver Converter app by clicking 'Open with/Connect More Apps/and find 'Drive Converter'.  I suggest converting that file to an mp3 file.  You can also install the Clyp.it app and record that way (although you will not be able to download an mp3 and/or edit the file).
  • Register at Voki.com, create a Voki chatbot, and post it on your blog.
     Voki Screencast Guide here

In case you're bored during 한글날 :)
Jeff's 'Teaching MORE' presentation  Friday, Oct. 9 at 3pm