The use of web tools to develop oral skills
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Blabberize!

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Blabberize enables you to upload a photo and animate the mouth so that it speaks. You can try out the program without needing to register first. The program needs a microphone or pre-recorded sound file to work. it allows students of any level to improve speaking skills in a funny way. Create your account right now on www.blabberize.com

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Jing Sign UP

http://dakinane.com provides you with another free elearning tutorial - Jing. If you have an idea for a tutorial let us know in the comments and we will make...
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Jing is a web tool that  enables you to capture what is displayed/happening on your screen along with a voiceover. So you could talk about a document, image, video clip etc or show someone step by step what you are talking about. Teachers could use Jing to create 'flipped classroom" lessons. It helps them a lot to get students to practice conversations. 

Enhance Your Online Conversations with Jing : http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html

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Narrable - bring your photos to life

Narrable is an online storytelling site that combines your most important photos with the voices that bring them to life.


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Narrable enables users to create short narrated slideshows. Start by uploading the pictures that you want to talk about. You can then record a narration for each picture via your computer's microphone or by uploading an audio recording that is stored on your computer. Narrable projects can be shared via email, Facebook, or by embedding them into a blog or wiki.

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Natassa Dourvetaki's comment, February 17, 2013 9:31 AM
I'll try it! Thanks for sharing!!!
Saray Gutierrez's curator insight, February 17, 2013 10:39 AM

Love it!

Gianfranco Marini's curator insight, February 18, 2013 12:50 AM

Un servizio gratuito che consente di realizzare in modo molto semplice una presentazione costituita da immagini e registrazione vocale a commento delle immagini. Si tratta di un webware semplice da utilizzare in ambito didattico e che può essere utilizzato dal docente e/o dagli studenti per creare storie (storytelling) o presentazioni

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Voki made easy

Learn how to create easy-to-share audio podcasts with Voki.
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Voki enables users to create an avatar with a customisable background reflecting a range of cultures. Vokis are great for practising speaking skills. Creating an animated character and giving it a voice is fun to do and breaks down the inhibitions that students often have when faced with making an oral presentation or recording themselves speaking.

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Vocaroo.com

Lee Kolbert is excited because she gets to show Jamie Akien Vocaroo, a great web site record your voice and send the link of your voice message to someone. T...
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Vocaroo is another site that let's you record your voice, send the sound file to a friend by email or put the embed code or link directly into your website. You can also save the recorded file in mp3 or wav format for use as a podcast or with Voki. There is no time limit to your recording. Go to www.vocaroo.com and enjoy it!

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Free internet audio mp3 player for personal websites| AudioPal

Free internet audio mp3 player for personal websites| AudioPal | The use of web tools to develop oral skills | 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.

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It's a free web tool that can be used to improve oral skills. It enables you to create audio for your own website or to other pages such as Facebook.

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Introducing Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom is a free community that allows teachers to connect across the world to help their students learn. Hear how teachers are connecting wi...
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In order to communicate with people from different nationalities, Skype allows people to improve their oral skills since they can interact with  others in Real-Time. Its use is interesting because it puts people face to face in a comfortable conversation. Introducing this tool in a educational environment helps teachers to be closer to the students.

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Audacity: A walk through on the basics of editing audio using Audacity

Here is a demo I recorded at work for using Audacity to edit audio. It's a super easy to use program.
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There's no doubt Audacity is a very important tool to improve oral skills since it provides a lot of resources for you to record your voice. This fantastic tool allows you to turn anytime the recording into many effects which can reach a better performance.

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Jéssica Cristiny Campos's curator insight, November 19, 2014 10:00 AM

Did you ever tried audacity?

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Go Animate Tutorial

a quick step-by-step tutorial for creating your own animated video.
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Visit  www.goanimate.com   and enjoy this free animation software that lets users quickly generate videos that incorporate a selection of characters, backgrounds and technical effects. While the default program converts typed text to speech (in a range of languages) you can also incorporate a voice over (in the target language) as well. There is a limit to how you can export your finished movie with the free account but you can embed it in a wiki or blog or email the link. You need a paid account to upload to YouTube. Fantastic way to improve oral skills!

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Eyejot for Educators

How to use Eyejot--a free video mail program that can be utilized by teachers for class contacts.
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This web tool allows you  to have conversation face to face. It's an important tool to develop oral skills.The free Eyejot account allows for one-minute video messages. Message receivers don't have to sign up to watch the message. Teachers can send messages to students and encourage them to continue and reply. Students can send one another messages to practise speaking and listening. Go to .http://corp.eyejot.com and enjoy it!

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SoundClound

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SoundCloud is an online or mobile platform that allows collaboration and distribution of audio recordings. Use it to record a spoken track or comment on student recordings as they are playing. To make a comment just play the track, click on it, then type your comment in the comment box. You might like to also use Online Audio Cutter to adjust the length of SoundCloud recordings or to add fade-in and fade-out effects. Just paste the URL of the Sound Cloud clip in order to edit it. Go to www.soundcloud.com and enjoy it!

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Example Uses of VoiceThread.com in the Classroom.mp4

Example Uses of VoiceThread.com in the Classroom.mp4.
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A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holdsimages, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments. It can be used either within or outside of the lesson, giving everyone a voice or it can be used as a means of communicating with other classes in other schools. Group conversations are collected and shared with contributors. There is also an iPad version of VoiceThread. Go to www.voicethread.com and enjoy it!

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Free online voice recorder - SpeakPipe

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SpeakPipe allows your customers, podcast listeners, blog readers and fans to send you voice messages (voicemail) right from a browser without any phone calls.
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is a free service that enables visitors to your blog, website or Moodle to leave a voice message. Look at this wiki homepage to see how it operates. You can also use SpeakPipe to email voice messages.To do this simply go to your SpeakPipe inbox: www.speakpipe.com/signin?r_to=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.speakpipe.com%2Fmessages and click the "Send a voice message to email" button, then enter the recipient's email address and record your message.

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Voxopop - a voice based eLearning tool

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Voxopop is a fun, engaging and easy-to-use way to help students develop their speaking skills. Create a talkgroup for your language class today!

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Voxopop is a Web application program that can be used by teachers and trainers as an online learning tool to create forums where questions are asked using voice recordings instead of text. It can be used to help students develop their oral speaking skills by having students reply to questions using voice recorded answers and by hearing the recorded answers from other students. This online language learning tool is particularly useful in language teaching, where a teacher can post a question in the language they are teaching and have students respond orally to the question in the same language. In this free online language learning course about Voxopop you will learn how to join and use Voxopop, create talk-groups and initiate discussion forums to get people discussing a topic, and how to be notified when someone responds. This free language learning course will be of great interest to teachers and trainers who would like to see how this Web application program can help them improve the oral skills of their students especially in relation to language teaching..

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BBC - Skillswise - Speaking and listening

BBC - Skillswise - Speaking and listening | The use of web tools to develop oral skills | Scoop.it
Improve your English skills in different areas of speaking and listening with these resources, videos and games designed for adults who want to improve their literacy skills, as well as basic skills tutors and teachers.

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This web site offers an amazing resource that people from all over the worls can communicate with others in order to improve  oral skills. You can watch  one-minute video, then choose a level. "Express your ideas confidently and clearly. Listen and respond to other people".

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mariana damasceno's curator insight, November 18, 2014 12:34 PM

Divulged by BBC this site presents quiz , games, and videos focus in speak and listen skills. It's shows the theory of content in each activity.
There are the others habilites on the home page.

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Digitally Speaking: Tools to Improve Online Communication

Digitally Speaking: Tools to Improve Online Communication | Erik Palmer, Consultant | http://pvlegs.com | | presentation at the online Global Education Confe...
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This is an interesting video on which you can find good explanations about tools to improve online communication such as the importance of the skype and How it can be used more effectively .This question and more will be answered.

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