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Beautiful Audio Editor -ideal for making short podcasts, mixes, and more.

Beautiful Audio Editor -ideal for making short podcasts, mixes, and more. | technologies |
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Beautiful Audio Editor is ideal for making short podcasts (less than 45 min or 300MB), mixes, and more. 
Beautiful Audio Editor offers a lot of the same features you might expect from a desktop audio editor. 
They include the ability to... 
  - change the speed of individual audio sections, 
  - alter the volume and pan, move, duplicate, split, and delete audio sections, and 
  - add lots of fancy effects. 
NOTE: At the time of posting this Beautiful Audio Editor is still in beta. The developer claims it can become buggy when working with tracks of more than 45 minutes in length or 300 MB in size. The Beautiful Audio Editor App is available at ;
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TwistedWave - an Audio Editor

TwistedWave - an Audio Editor | technologies |
John Dalziel's insight:
Creating podcasts, within learning environments, has never been easier. 
Using podcasts enables learners to... 
 ► communicate ideas, 
 ► tell stories, and 
 ► share audio content. 
TwistedWave is available as an on-line tool, but also has features for a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. 
The on-line version does not require any downloading or installation – everything is available on-line. 
As long as users have an Internet connection, their work is accessible anywhere any time. 
NOTE: TwistedWave... 
 ► does require users to make an account if they want their files saved. 
 ► only provides five minutes of recording for free. A subscription purchase is required for more minutes of recording. 
 ► does offer free uploading, recording, and editing tools, but cannot save them without an account. 
Well worth a closer look.
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Anchor - spark group conversations with a global audience

Anchor - spark group conversations with a global audience | technologies |
Anchor is an iPhone app that let's you share your voice with the world.
John Dalziel's insight:

Unusual for me to post without first hand experience but Anchor is a free iPhone app that makes it easy for users to broadcast short audio clips to a global audience in seconds.
Now for the big plus...
Their listeners can talk back, sparking instant group conversations that were never before possible.
When users are not recording, they can listen to authentic humour, knowledge, inspiration, and debate from Anchor’s global collective of users.

Must be worth trying - if I wasn't retired I'd be trying it out now!

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Quick and Dirty Tips

Quick and Dirty Tips | technologies |
Quick and Dirty Tips : Helping you do things better.
John Dalziel's insight:

Quick and Dirty Tips creates and distributes digital content that has much to offer Functional Skills Practitioners.

NOTE: Some resources may need adapting for UK learners as they target USA Learners.

With planning and careful selection, the content available offers short, actionable advice from friendly and informed authorities that will help learners succeed at work and in life.

Whether they want to...


manage their time and money better,communicate more effectively,observe the correct rules of etiquette, orimprove their performance in other home and workplace endeavors,


...Quick and Dirty Tips shows learners that education and entertainment can go hand in hand, and that learning can happen no matter what stage of life they’re in.

Quick and Dirty Tips content is available as...


PodcastsVideosArticles based on the podcast episodeseNewslettersAudiobooks
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Plus Magazine mathematics

Plus Magazine mathematics | technologies |
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Plus Magazine is a free online publication dedicated to introducing readers to practical applications of mathematics.
It strives to reach that goal through the publication of mathematics-related...
- news articles,
- podcasts,
...and mathematics puzzles designed around "real-life" scenarios.
Plus Magazine's mathematics puzzles provide learners with challenges of varying difficulty.
Most of the puzzles include some type of real-world scenario as a framework for the challenge.

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Shakespeare’s Restless World

Shakespeare’s Restless World | technologies |
British Museum Director Neil MacGregor presents Shakespeare's Restless World. The 20-part series looks at the world through the eyes of Shakespeare's audience by exploring objects from that turbulent period.


More downloadable podcasts from the BBC providing quality resources for teaching and learning.

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The Faculties

The Faculties | technologies |

The Faculties are a new, free educational resource especially for those A-level students thinking about applying to University.


The website provides short films of university lecturers speaking on topics drawn from the A-level curriculum in Maths, English, Biology, Psychology, Chemistry and History. There are currently over 300 podcasts on the site, with more to follow.


The aim of The Faculties website is to encourage deeper learning, stretch and inspire learners and help them make a successful transition to university.


On 'The Faculties', the recordings are specially designed for the A-level classroom. All the topics have been provided by the major exam boards and by teachers and so consequently, they are more directly relevant to the A-level curriculum.


Videos are hosted directly on the site, and not pulled in from YouTube which should avoid filtering issues in some learning environments.


Videos can be downloaded, but only on request.


Videos can still be embedded into VLE’s etc, and linked to directly.

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Anchor - Radio, reinvented

Anchor - Radio, reinvented | technologies |
Anchor is the easiest way to hear, share, and create audio worthy of your ears. Broadcast voice, mix in music from Spotify and Apple Music, and take call-ins from your listeners. All from your phone.
John Dalziel's insight:
Anchor is a simple and free platform for creating short podcasts.
Why Anchor? 
Well a couple of things... 
● recording is simple of matter of just holding down the record button on the user's phone then releasing it when they've done talking. 
● the Anchor apps let users upload audio clips to include in their podcast. 
There's more, Anchor now has a "call-in" feature that lets users include responses from listeners as part of their podcast. 
With the latest update, Anchor has made a huge change to the way that users can share their recordings. 
On the new version of Anchor users can have their spoken words automatically transcribed and displayed in a video suitable for sharing on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. 
Anchor could be a good platform for practitioners to quickly create podcasts for their courses (especially on-line courses), flipped learning and more. 
Well worth finding out more and/or giving it a try...
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Anchor- bite-sized podcasts

Anchor- bite-sized podcasts | technologies |
Anchor is a free app that makes it easy to share your voice with the world.
John Dalziel's insight:
Looking for a simple way to create and publish short podcasts? If so then Anchor is worth a look. 
NOTE: 1: users can't record for more than two minutes at a time on the Anchor apps. I like that as the time limit forces users to get to the point rather than filling time with music, and/or other filler conversation that doesn't add any value to the podcast. 
2: a users podcast is open to voice responses from listeners. They reply by just hitting the "reply" button below any published recording then speaking into their phones. Some practitioners may think that the commenting system is too open, but Anchor could be a good platform for education stakeholders looking for an easy way to create professional development and/or other podcasts. 
Apps are available for... 
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audioBoom | technologies |
Share audio content online and completely free of charge with audioBoom. Post it here and to other social networks. Sign up now or download the free app.
John Dalziel's insight:

AudioBoom is an easy Podcast feeder, which means users can setup a free account and then subscribe to any number of Podcasts they like.
   ► sports,
   ► Music
   ► News and current Affairs
   ► Business
   ► Culture
...much more.
An added benefit of AudioBoom is that as educators, practitioners can setup a free Education Account and then podcast for their learners.
If any of you are a flipped classroom adopters, this is a great tool.
Also there are various Learning Providers that are putting out podcasts as part of their curriculum.
Worth a look!

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ACLjohn's latest podcast (June's 4th) via - PodSnack

ACLjohn's latest podcast (June's 4th) via - PodSnack | technologies |

Podcasts from John Dalziel -
"Retirement Calls"

Find out more by listening to this podcast! 

John Dalziel's insight:

Latest Podcast- Retirement Calls...;- published 26th June 2014 will probably be the last linked to John's work; he is retiring at the end of July 2014

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Radiolab | technologies |

Radiolab, with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, is a radio show and podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries. 


Radiolab, in their words, is an online radio show...
- about curiosity.
- where sound illuminates ideas, and
- where the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.


A radio show that tackles all sorts of whacky science topics that learners are wondering about and/or forgotten to wonder about.


With Listen - Read - Watch options, it isn't only science practitioners who will find useful resources.


Functional English and other practitioners will find Radiolab worth listening to, reading and/or looking at!

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A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects | technologies |
A History of the World in 100 Objects is a one hundred episode podcast series from the BBC.


Each podcast, about fifteen minutes in length, examines an object from The British Museum, explaining each object's significance in history.


Although the "A History of the World in 100 Objects" series has finished, visitors can, at the time of curating this, continue to listen to them or download them; can learners locate the objects on the History of the World Timeline?

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