Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Create audio announcements with Audacity, part of Communication in the 21st Century Classroom.
- In this video, we'll learn how to create…audio announcements for your school.…The first thing we need to consider…is a platform to record our announcements on.…Although this can be done with a handheld digital recorder,…I believe it's beneficial to use some type…of audio editing platform.…First, you'll get better results,…and also students can learn the basics about editing audio.…The one that I would recommend is Audacity.…It's free, it's powerful, and it's easy to use.…You can download Audacity at…audacity.sourceforge.net/download.…
The next consideration is what you'll use…to record the announcements.…Audio quality is an important factor,…and while may computers or phones…have built-in microphones,…they're usually a very low quality.…I recommend investing in a USB microphone…to help improve the audio quality.…A couple great ones for schools…include the Samson Go Mic,…which is a very low-cost microphone…that will definitely increase the quality of your sound.…Another one, and my favorite one…is the Audio-Technica ATR2100.…
- Introducing digital literacy to your class
- Understanding our digital citizenship and digital footprint
- Collaborating with Google Drive
- Implementing an LMS
- Offering video office hours using Google Hangouts
- Gathering student feedback with Google Forms
- Creating audio and video announcements
- Using social media to communicate with the community
Skill Level Beginner
1. Communication in the Digital Age
2. Communicate with Your Students
3. Communicate with Your School and District
4. Connect with Your Community
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