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Add Video and Audio to Lesson Plans
There are lots of tools do this:
- Vocaroo is an online audio recorder. You don't have to make an account, and it works on any platform. You can download the audio or get a link for your website or Classroom. Audio does expire if you don't download, so you can upload to your Drive, too, if you want to save things.
- Online Voice Recorder is similar, but a plus is you can crop recordings. You can save the mp3 file to upload to your site or Classroom.
- Simple Audio Recorder is a Chrome Extension you can add to your browser if you login to Chrome. I like how it's always there in Chrome, and it automatically saves audio as a WAV file. It can be buggy sometimes, and you have to reinstall it...
- Want to record on your phone? iPhone's have a "Voice Memo" app installed. With this, you can email audio, add to Drive, post to Classroom, etc. It's very easy to use and easy to share.
- Or you can try Anchor.fm's iPhone and Android apps. This is a true podcast app. You can make a channel, add sound effects, and more. It's simple to use once set up. I tried it out and would be happy to show you what it looks like.
- If you want video sub plans and instructions, Screencastify (extension) and Loom (extension) are easy options, and there are Chrome extensions for both. Use your webcam to film yourself, or just film your screen to show students what to do when you're gone. With Screencastify, you can Share to Drive or Classroom automatically. Loom allows you to download or share links.
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