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Useful skills to know
Here's a list of skills that are good to know when working with audio technologies.
Can you manage these activities?
Work with audio on a computer
Plug in a headset or speakers (using colour-coded jacks as a guide, ie orange plugs into green (?)
Play back an mp3 file, using audio playing software (eg iTunes, WinAmp, Windows Media player)
play back audio from a web site (eg abc.net.au or Breaking News English)
Work with portable audio device
» Find the mp3 player and turn it on
» Record some audio to the gadget
» Play this back over headphones or speakers
Transfer audio files from place to place
Share the audio files via other places
» from gadget to computer disk or network, usb stick etc
» onto student gadget (eg phone or usb stick)
» onto CD for students to take-away
» onto a web-site, eg blog, wiki or podcast
» into a digital story of some kind
Play back audio files in other places
» Using software on a computer
» Via a mobile phone which plays audio files
» Via a web site eg blog, wiki or podcast
Work with web2 tools
Find a podcast, online audio or video that is relevant to your course
Subscribe to a podcast or vodcast, using your RSS reader
Make a digital story in Voicethread or Bubbleshare
Set up a blog, and add audio to your post (can be complex)
Set up a class wiki, and add audio to the mix of learning materials
Engage learners in reflective learning
Hm .. of course you can do this bit !
» Set up activities in class involving language, literacy and communication skills
» Enable your adult learners to develop their skills
» Design collaborative or group-based activities
» Encourage learners to design, monitor and reflect on their own learning
» Connect your learners' needs with relevant accredited certificates
» Use audio technologies to support these aims
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