The connection to the devices has now ended. All three devices need returning to O2…. But, due to your efforts during this trial, the school now plans to purchase these devices to extend the trial and to give other students and staff the opportunity of using them in education. Would you like to take part […]
iSpeech’s free version converts text to audio instantly, without any experience and without any software. Files can be embedded anywhere on the Web and shared quickly and easily. It’s a great tool for students, professionals or anyone who wants to listen to text as clear natural sounding audio
Listen to sounds and audio from around the world. As part of the BBC World Service, this unique map allows users to upload sounds and audio from all over the globe. Could be useful for providing an alternative to text and images. Useful as a whole class resource via an IWB, and could also be useful to students creating project work based on other parts of the world, by adding links to sounds and audio made in the region they are studying about:
BrowseAloud reads web pages aloud for people who find it difficult to read online. Reading large amounts of text on screen can be difficult for those with literacy and visual impairments.
7 million people in the UK have literacy problems, many of whom have downloaded BrowseAloud already. By subscribing to BrowseAloud for your website, you will greatly increase the number of people who can access the content on your site.
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Using BrowseAloud PC or Mac – what does BrowseAloud do?
LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net for free. All our audio is in the public domain, so you may use it for whatever purpose you wish.
Volunteering for LibriVox is easy and does not require any experience with recording or audio engineering or acting or public speaking. All you need is a computer, some free recording software, and your own voice. We accept all volunteers in all languages, with all kinds of accents. You don’t need to audition or send us samples. We’ll accept you no matter what you sound like.
we7 is an outstanding new music destination where you can listen to, share and discover music for FREE, legally and safely. You choose the music you want to hear and play full songs and albums online, on-demand at anytime. We also offer you the ability to buy the music you love in high quality mp3 downloads which you can play on iPods and most other digital players.
The Poetry Archive exists to help make poetry accessible, relevant and enjoyable to a wide audience. It came into being as a result of a meeting, in a recording studio, between Andrew Motion, soon after he became U.K. Poet Laureate in 1999, and the recording producer, Richard Carrington. They agreed about how enjoyable and illuminating it is to hear poets reading their work and about how regrettable it was that, even in the recent past, many important poets had not been properly recorded.
Have you ever wished you could have recorded something that just happened? Now you can!
Epiphany lets you easily capture moments that you would have missed. Just tap theRemember that! button to save the last 2 mintues of audio and continue recording as long as you want.
No more sifting through long sound files to find the interesting parts. You can even download them to your computer and share them with your friends.
Epiphany is perfect for…
Meetings: easily capture the key points Parents: record great baby talk and don’t miss your baby’s first words Musicians: keep an audio notebook of great song pieces you’re working on Students: record lecture highlights for easy access later Everyone!: save important or funny moments and share them with others
Your Music Dashboard: Listen first, download later
Receive tracks to your online dashboard where you can quickly scan through, comment & remove tracks – all before downloading a thing. One log in, one place, don’t worry about the links. Think of the dashboard as your music inbox, but with a big play button.
Fast & hassle free uploads
We love audio. And we don’t discriminate against big files in strange formats, we welcome anything and everything audio. We’ve made it damn fast to upload and choose who you’re sending to, no matter if they’re on SoundCloud or not.
You get great flexibility in controlling who has access to your new tracks or unmastered mixes. Without making it complicated. And for all those tracks that’ll be released next month you can keep track of your promo and see who’s been listening and who’s downloaded.
Upload your master then take it from there
The web is pretty big and it’s easy to spend lots of time uploading the same track over and over again to different people & sites. We think that’s a bit of a drag. If your track is publicly streamable we make it easy for you to let it roam the web. Oh, and the timeline comments will follow along.
Ceop have a new video and supporting lesson plans about sexting and cyberbullying, called ‘Exposed”. It’s fast moving, well made and aimed at the secondary school audience. We think they are worth having a look at. Exposed, on ‘think you know’ […]
Sat in our office one day watching manufacturers demonstrate exciting new technology, we felt like we were in a sci-fi film, wearing 3D glasses. We all jumped as this skeleton’s bony fingers reached out of the projector screen. It was the first time we’d seen a 3D Ready projector. We learnt about multi-touch touchscreens, 3 […]
Time and performance management have become a growing concern for teachers and leaders within the education sector in recent years. In the light of ongoing changes throughout the education sector and with increasing budget cuts, these concerns, more than ever, need to be addressed in a timely and cost-effective manner. A visit to many of […]
Ensuring successful and beneficial communication between school and home has always been a hurdle; time consuming and often ineffective in accomplishing the parental involvement that can be the key to driving achievement in students. BETT 2011 was a platform for visitors to explore communication tools on offer in order to solve this issue. Though it […]
As one of the most highly regarded education events, BETT has always been proud to host innovative product launches from exhibitors, and 2011 was no exception. To help schools save money, enhance instruction and boost student learning and engagement, PolyVision introduced a new all-in-one interactive whiteboard solution, which offers a low total cost of ow […]
This blog was originally written in Spanish by Andrés Carlos López Herrero. There is a variety of digital tools in today’s technology to enhance learning. This article aims to bring the subject of Infographics to the classroom, providing teachers with a guide to understanding the educational possibilities of this tool and choose the solution that best fits […]
[VIDEO] Since Edwards Middle School in Boston added three hours to their school day through the Expanded Learning Time (ELT) Initiative, they have seen great improvements both academically and in the overall school environment. […]
Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program. […]
Craig Haas, Special Ed and Student Services Coordinator at Edwards Middle School, shares how his team uses expanded learning time to provide relevant academic support to each individual student while breaking down stigmas between children of different abilities. […]