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AudioPal - Free internet audio mp3 player for personal websites

AudioPal - Free internet audio mp3 player for personal websites | technologies | Scoop.it
Make a Free mp3 audio player & embed audio on any website. Use text-to-speech, mic, or upload mp3! Make an interactive website with AudioPal (no player download needed)! Get your free player.
John Dalziel's insight:

AudioPal, a free service, offers three way to create short audio messages to embed in any web presence.
Users can...
   - record using the microphone connected to their computer;
   - record by calling AudioPal's phone system; or
   - create a message by using AudioPal's text-to-speech function.
AudioPal has many potential uses within education but does require users enter an email address in order to access the embed code and sharing links.

If learners don't have email accounts, practitioners could set-up a classroom Gmail account that all learners enter.

All of the AudioPal messages that their learners create would then go to that one email account that they manage.

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Woodberry Poetry Room

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Stream Classic Poetry Readings from Harvard’s Rich Audio Archive: From W.H. Auden to Dylan Thomas
Founded in 1931, the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University features (among other things) 6,000 recordings of poetry from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Here learners can find some of the earliest recordings of...
   - W. H. Auden,
   - Elizabeth Bishop,
   - T. S. Eliot,
   - Denise Levertov,
   - Robert Lowell,
   - Anais Nin,
   - Ezra Pound,
   - Robert Penn Warren,
   - Tennessee Williams
...and many others.
In the “Listening Booth,” a section of the Poetry Room website, visitors can listen to recordings of classic readings by nearly 200 authors

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NASA

Here's a collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. You can hear the roar of a space shuttle launch or Neil Armstrong's "One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for

John Dalziel's insight:

NASA's SoundCloud channel could be a good place, for practitioners, to find audio to support lessons on the development and evolution of the space program.
The recordings are in the public domain so both practitioners and their learners can download the recordings to re-use in media productions about space.
On NASA's SoundCloud channel visitors will find audio from...
   - Apollo,
   - Mercury, and
   - Discovery missions.
They'll also find audio of rocket sounds and space sounds.

The NASA Sounds web site also features a larger number of downloadable mp3s and they can be accessed at...
http://www.nasa.gov/connect/sounds/#.VMZhYf6sXaD ;

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SoundWorks Collection

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Taking you behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into audio post-production for feature films, video game sound design, and original soundtrack composition.
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SoundWorks Collection was created by Director Michael Coleman in November of 2009 in a partnership with MIX Magazine, several audio focused college schools and programs, and the support of the online sound community worldwide.
The SoundWorks Collection takes practitioners and learners behind the scenes and straight to the dub stage for a look into...
   - audio post-production for feature films,
   - video game sound design, and
   - original soundtrack composition.
SoundWorks Collection is an exclusive and intimate video series that focuses on individuals and teams behind-the-scenes, bringing to life some of the worlds most exciting projects.

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The Sounds of Street View

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Sounds of Street View is a digital explorative 3D sound framework for street view environments. Developers can now easily craft virtual-reality sound experiences with ease using the framework.
John Dalziel's insight:

Sounds of Street View currently features three Street View locations with sounds matched to them.
Google Maps Street View provides learners with a great opportunity to view the places that they learn about in their various courses.
Amplifon has undertaken an attempt to give learners the chance to hear what it sounds like to visit a place.
Hopefully, the gallery of sounds will expand soon.
Practitioners and learners are encouraged to attempt to create their own Sounds of Street View.

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Spell Up. Speak to play and build up your English.

Spell Up. Speak to play and build up your English. | technologies | Scoop.it
Spell Up. Speak to play and build up your English. www.chrome.com/spellup
John Dalziel's insight:

Spell Up is a new word game and Chrome Experiment that helps learners improve their English using their voice—and a modern browser, of course.
It’s like a virtual spelling bee, with a twist.
Spell Up is both fun and educational.
The goal of the game is for users to correctly spell the words they hear and stack them to build the highest word tower they can...
   - letter by letter,
   - word by word.
The higher the tower gets, the more difficult the word challenges:
They’ll be asked to...
   - pronounce words correctly,
   - solve word jumbles and
   - guess mystery words.

They can earn bonuses and coins to level up faster.

Spell Up works best in Chrome on a computer and on Android phones and tablets. (It also works on iPhones and iPads, but they’ll need to type rather than talk.)
Whether they’re just learning English or they’re already a pro, check it out!

And if you’re a practitioner, I'd encourage you to try it out in your learning environments.

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The Public Domain Review

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This resource serves as a way for practitioners and/or learners to find works that are released from copyright into the public domain.
I've used the Public Domain Review to find items, mainly images and animated gifs, that are available for public use.

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calmCounter

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Calmness Counter can be used to show learners how loudly they are speaking.
The browser based application measures the volume of the noise in a learning environment and displays a dial meter to display the decibel level. Users can adjust the microphone input sensitivity directly on the Calmness Counter screen.
Note: to avoid feedback, it is esential to mute speakers.
Projecting the meters for all learners to see could be a good way to help them understand the appropriate volume for conversations while working on group activities in a learning environment.

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Wavosaur free audio editor with VST and ASIO support

Wavosaur free audio editor with VST and ASIO support | technologies | Scoop.it
WAVOSAUR is a free audio editor for Windows with VST plugins support.
The program is ASIO compatible, can do loop points edition, auto-trim, noise removal
John Dalziel's insight:

If practitioners/learners...
   - have little space on their PC; and/or
   - do not want to download audio editing software which takes up too much space;and/or
   - are not allowed to add audio editing software to their PC...
...then this could be perfect for them. Wavosaur is quite powerful despite its small size. Users can just download the 269KB file, unzip it and they are ready to go.
Wavosaur supports many different audio formats and offers many features such as trim, cut, copy, paste, remove noise from background, normalize the audio file, fade in and fade out and many other features which are perfect for educational use.
Note: an appropriate "lame" file will also be required if users wish to export recordings as mp3files.

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UtellStory - Tell Stories, Share Topics, Make Impact

UtellStory - Tell Stories, Share Topics, Make Impact | technologies | Scoop.it
A multimedia storytelling and sharing community.
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UtellStory is a multimedia storytelling and sharing community where practitioners, and/or learners, can easily create and share stories with...
   - audio,
   - image,
   - video and
   - words.
Users don’t have to use all of these media together in one story but they can if its necessary.
A story can be as simple as one photo or can be a combination of multiple images, video, audio recording and background music.
The idea is to empower users to tell their stories, engage learners and make an impact.

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Vittle Free: Interactive Whiteboard Video Recorder

Vittle Free: Interactive Whiteboard Video Recorder | technologies | Scoop.it
Get Vittle Free: Interactive Whiteboard Video Recorder to Teach Concepts, Show Presentations, and Explain Everything You Need on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Vittle is yet another iPad app that lets users easily narrate and annotate photographs and PDF slide decks to create highly engaging video clips.
Other features provided by Vittle include being able to...
   - Annotate,
   - sketch,
   - Resize elements,
   - move anything around the "page",
   - Zoom in to focus on key points,
   - Visually navigate through even complex topics.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, February 22, 2014 10:28 AM

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Produce Video Presentations and Lectures, Right on your iPad.

Vittles combine your photos, handwriting, and voice into engaging videos that can be instantly shared with anyone.

CREATE A VIDEO, JUST BY WRITING AND SPEAKING

Get your point across, clearly and exactly, every time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

- Annotate images and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,
- Resize and move anything around the page,
- Zoom in to focus on key points,
- Describe even complex topics in a clear and engaging way.

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PaperPort Notes

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Get PaperPort Notes on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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PaperPort Notes is a digital note taking tool for the iPad that is transforming the way practitioners, and/or learners, create and share information.
Leverage Dragon voice recognition to capture their ideas and notes simply by speaking.
Combine...
- documents,
- web content,
- audio
- typed text as well as
- hand written notes
...into a single document.

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Nature Soundmap

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Hear the world like never before. Nature soundscapes and wildlife sounds from all over the planet.
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Nature Sound Map provides an excellent way to explore the soundscape of the natural world.
On the Nature Sound Map practitioners and their learners will find placemarks containing recordings of nature.
The recordings have been added to the project by professional sound recordists.
Some of the recordings, that users will find, feature the sounds of...
just one animal, the sounds of a jungle, sounds of a marsh, sounds of a storm, or sounds of oceans and rivers.
For some there are video clips available as well.

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Clyp - Record and share audio, simply.

Clyp - Record and share audio, simply. | technologies | Scoop.it
Discover and share the world of audio. Clyp is a free, simple and fun way to record and share the sounds in your life with friends and family. Now available on iOS.
John Dalziel's insight:

Clyp.it is one of easiest-to-use audio recording tools that I've tried.

To record on Clyp.it users simply go to the website and click the big record button (they may have to allow pop-ups in their browser in order for Clyp.it to access their microphone).

When they've done recording, they click the share button and are taken to a page on which they can download their recording or grab an embed code to post the recording within a web presence.
Clyp.it is also available to use as a free iOS app or as a free Android app.

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Streema - Listen to Live Internet Radio - Global AM and FM Online Radio Stations

Streema - Listen to Live Internet Radio - Global AM and FM Online Radio Stations | technologies | Scoop.it
Streema is a free online radio tuner to discover, share, and listen to radio stations with your friends. Listen to more than 70,000 radio stations and watch more than 10,000 TV stations here at the Streema directory.
John Dalziel's insight:

When I was young there was no internet and my family and I used a wireless (radio) to listen to music and/or the news.
It was an amazing device but it had its limitations. We couldn’t decide the music we could listen to — it decided for you. And the radio decided what news was the most important. Yes, I know I can hear many thinking "How old are you!
Radio stations have thrived online, there are...
   - portable radio apps,
   - radio smartphone apps, and
   - sites which bring you radio from all over the world, bringing a bit of international flavour into your life.
Streema is a free online radio tuner to discover, share, and listen to radio stations.
Listen to more than 70,000 radio stations and watch more than 10,000 TV stations via the Streema directory.
When you have found the station you want, a pop-up window opens with the radio player.
Note: In some cases, users may need to download Silverlight to make the player work.

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Public Domain

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Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.Completely free & made available by Pond5.
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The Public Domain Project will soon become an important resource for educators, offering “thousands of historic media files for their creative projects, completely free and made available by Pond5.
Currently (Jan 2015) the Public Domain Project offers...
   - 9768 pieces of footage,
   - 2758 audio files,
   - 64,639 images, and
   - 121 3D models
...including
   - digital models of NASA tools and satellites,
   - Georges Méliès’ 1902 film, A Trip To The Moon,
   - speeches by political figures like Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King, Jr.,
   - recordings of performances from composers like Beethoven, and
   - a laid-back picture of President Obama playing pool.

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Voxer

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Voxer is a walkie talkie like system with live voice, text, and photos. Get started by signing up and downloading our app for iOS, Android, or Windows phones.
John Dalziel's insight:

Voxer is a live messaging application that brings push-to-talk technology to smartphones.
Their service features live and recorded voice - if users push the button to talk, they can be heard on the other end as they speak, but everything is also simultaneously recorded so they and the recipient(s) can play back any message later.
Unlike other push-to-talk services and systems, Voxer also has integrated text, photo, and location sharing which can be sent alongside voice messaging. Users can to talk to individuals or groups - select up to 5 chat participants to communicate with at once (or up to 500 using Voxer Pro or Voxer Business).
I feel that Voxer is worth a closer look as a potential tool for WBL Assessors and other practitioners.

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Voxer - Push-to-Talk App for Organisational Communication

Voxer - Push-to-Talk App for Organisational Communication | technologies | Scoop.it
Voxer is a walkie talkie like system with live voice, text, and photos. Get started by signing up and downloading our app for iOS, Android, or Windows phones.
John Dalziel's insight:

Voxer features...
• Live audio and recorded audio, text, photos
• Walkie Talkie-like functionality on a smart device
• iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and computer
• Data network interoperability for any carrier or WiFi
• Military-grade security and encryption
• Syncs seamlessly across all user devices
–think of it like voice text messaging, with sent receipts, offline use, image support, groups, and more.
Voxer could be one technology learning providers, and/or their stakeholders, have been looking for, to...
   - enhance current practice and
   - make their business more effective
How? Well they
1. Never miss a message, since everything is saved
2. Don’t have to repeat themselves
3. Don’t have nonstop interruptions
4. Have voice, text, and photo messages in one place
5. Talk seamlessly across mobile and desktop devices
6. Use push-to-talk on the best smartphones or tablets
7. Don’t have to be locked in with a wireless carrier
A potentially "must have technology" for Assessors, Verifiers, Managers, Administrators, Quality Control, the list goes on...

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PoodLL

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PoodLL is free, and open source, and designed around the needs of language courses.
However it is being used in a wide range of ways.

The feature comprises a collection of various plugins for the Moodle vle that include...
   - audio player,

   - recording audio and video clips,

   - draw pictures directly in real time.
You will also find there are really interesting little widgets that include a...
   - Flashcard widget,
   - stopwatch,
   - countdown timer,
   - click counter,
   - webcam broadcaster,
   - webcam subscriber,
   - set of dice,
   - audio/video pairs,
   - calculator and more.

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All of Bach

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Thanks to the new and certainly ambitious All of Bach web site, learners and their practitioners can eventually watch the Netherlands Bach Society (founded in 1921) perform each and every one of those 1080 compositions by Bach.
The site, at the time of posting this, features six performances, which means there’s only another 1074 to go.
A new Bach recording will go live every Friday.

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TwistedWave Online

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John Dalziel's insight:

TwistedWave is a must have audio track creation and editing tool for learners and practitioners that using Chromebook. It's also good for those using other platforms.
The integration with Google Drive makes it easy for learners to save their works and share their recordings with their practitioners, and/or peers.
Users can create and edit spoken audio recordings from scratch.
Their completed tracks can then be exported to Google Drive and SoundCloud.
If users have existing audio tracks in their SoundCloud or Google Drive account they can also import them into TwistedWave and edit them.
TwistedWave's audio editing tools include options for...
   - fade-in,
   - fade-out,
   - looping,
   - sound normalization, and
   - pitch adjustments.
The editor also includes the typical track clipping tools that you would expect to see in an audio editing tool.
NOTE: Users will have to create a free TwistedWave account in order to create and or edit a track of more than thirty seconds in length.

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WebSID; Chrome music experiment...

WebSID; Chrome music experiment... | technologies | Scoop.it
An homage to the Commodore 64's SID sounds running inside your WebKit browser
John Dalziel's insight:

For some practitioners, especially if they’re a child of the 80′s,WebSID will definitely bring back some memories.
The WebSID is a digital recreation of the iconic SID sound chip, as used in the Commodore 64.
It’s very simple and easy to use, with a straightforward interface, and can be played using a computer keyboard.
The on-screen keyboard also responds to touch if users are accessing it on a smartphone or tablet or iPad.
WebSID also comes with a built-in delay effect for more sound design possibilities.
WebSID is also available on the Chrome Web Store so practitioners, and/or their learners, can play the synth offline.
Note: It's been built using the WebAudio API, so only works in browsers that support HTML5 audio.

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World War One: BBC

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A new, (March 2014) website from the BBC that uses audio, video and photographs to capture what life was like in Britain during the conflict.
230+ stories, with 100+ to be added later this year.

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Theremin - interactive touch audio synthesizer

Theremin - interactive touch audio synthesizer | technologies | Scoop.it
An online interactive musical instrument modelled on the classic Moog theremin
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This site provides a simple on-screen theremin, the staple musical instrument of 1950s sci-fi movies, which lets users control the volume and pitch by clicking and dragging around the screen.
I've not tried it on an interactive whiteboard but I'm sure it will work just as well as it does with a mouse.
It would be good in science lessons to look at different pitches and volumes and I'm sure it will also be of interest to music teachers and those working in media courses and more.

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John Dalziel's comment, February 21, 2014 10:51 AM
Glad you liked it Melissa
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Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations

Sokratik, create and share html5 audio-visual presentations | technologies | Scoop.it
Sokratik - a way to create audio-visual presentations in your browser and share them with the world
John Dalziel's insight:

Sokratik is a new service for creating audio slideshows.
To create a presentation on Sokratik, simply add...
- a picture, and/or
- video, and/or
- text...
...to each slide and when finished, record an audio over each one.
Sokratik can be a good, simple tool for creating audio slideshows to use as part of a flipped teaching & Learning.

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Vipula Sharma's curator insight, February 16, 2014 3:23 AM

Anyone tried this for MFL?