My Summer Vacation Girl
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Mrs. Sheila BoydFirst Grade TeacherEverett Area Elementary School
I was asked to share Audacity and how to use it in your classrooms. I use Audacity in my classroom on a regular basis. I think its a great teaching tool. Today, I hope you will learn how to record, edit, and share sound files.First, for those unfamiliar with Audacity, it is an open-source recording program that is quite powerful.
Record live audioConvert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDsEdit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV, or AIFF sound filesCut, copy, splice or mix sounds togetherChange the speed or pitch of a recordingAnd more
Audacity: Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.
Podcasting: Powerful and Practical: Audacity is the perfect tool for podcasting
In a Intermediate grade general music class, you might use Audacity to record multiple tracks for a video. In this example, students begin by heading to http://www.blobprod.com and use the online mixer to mix their sounds, using the soundbank provided. They record this in Audacity, then record their own voices reading a story theyve written. Using the editing tools in Audacity, students then put the two parts together, and theyve now created their own soundtrack to use with their Animoto video, which theyve created using their own pictures. Neat project!
Social StudiesMathLanguage ArtsForeign LanguageMusicScienceOther Uses
Social StudiesForeign Language Support StatementsInterviewsDescription ClipsTeacher AudioStudents ResponseStudent Audio
MathLanguage Arts Procedures for solving a problemHomework assignment podcastReaders TheaterStudy NotesSummarizing Main IdeasNarrate an event from each characters point of view.
MusicScience RecordDemonstrationTag for musical eventsLab DirectionsNote Taking
Record SpeechesRecord sound for PowerPoint slidesTo provide evidence of learning, and upload to Glogster ( an online poster tool) to share with a wider audience.
To enhance any presentation
Record compositionsRecord soundtracks for animationsWritten compositions or class singing to share with othersSing songs for projects about 1. human body 2. insects 3. grammar etc.
Promote reading development:Record reading books. (Helps emergent readers)Create sound stories for images using free sound effects websites. You can use a creative commons Flickr photos as your source of sound-rich images.
Students write a story.Read it on audacityListen to the story for expressionDownload the story on school web page for parents and grandparents to hear.(Only use the students first name for privacy.)
Use audacity to advertise products the school produces to support service learning for their advertising unit.
Record kids speaking in one of their language classes then upload to Voki to create speaking Avatars. Can be done in Intermediate or High School classes.
Class or School AnnouncementsDisplay of Student WorkHelp Sessions for absent studentsNew Student Orientation ( Walking Podcast)New Parent OrientationLimited only to your imagination
Thank you so much for attending my session!
Mrs. Sheila BoydFirst GradeEverett Area Elementary Schoolsboyd@everett.k12.pa.us