Interactive SCDM Portal: Audio & Podcasting

Audio Recording – for music creation, voice recording or podcasting –
can be a powerful tool in the classroom.

Try these kid-friendly tools:

Vocaroo.com
Web 2.0 tool allows students to easily record and share a sound clip.

Audacity
This free download is simple enough for an elementary student to use, but has more robust features for those who want to use them.

Mac’s Garageband
Garageband is a great resource for student created musical compositions, as well as podcasting (more info about podcasting to follow).

Video Tutorials can be found on the Apple Website at http://help.apple.com/garageband/interface/index.html#button-1

Alternative to Garageband:
Aviary (www.Aviary.com) has an audio creation/editing tool called Myna that is free and looks like a solid alternative with most of the same functionality as Garageband. http://www.aviary.com/tools/audio-editor There is a demo video on the site as well.

At the bottom of their FAQs (www.aviary.com/faq), they mention a beta-test of “a special program for students and educators that lets them use Aviary in a completely private setting apart from the rest of the community.” There is a link to contact them with your intended usage to seeing if you qualify.

This is a new website I am checking out for a variety of their media tools. If you have any experiences or successes, please share. 🙂

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