Technology Double Shot!
A Double Shot of Technology Information Every Tuesday
This Week's Barista: Sara Ballon
February 2, 2016
PBS Election Headquarters (all grade levels)
C-Span Road to the White House (high school)
Resources from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (all grade levels)
CItizens, Not Spectators (grades 4-12)
More resources at Edutopia.
Shot one: The Audacity of Sound
Recently, I heard a podcast that contained a PERFECT interview with a historian about uncovering primary sources. I didn't need the entire interview...just two small sections. So, rather than mess around with where to stop and start the Soundcloud audio, I downloaded the audio file and then used Audacity to chop it up. This way, I presented my students with the only audio they needed to hear. You can download it for yourself at http://audacityteam.org/ and give it a try.
SHOT TWO: Typng with your voice!
At the moment, this feature is only available in Chrome browsers.
- Before you get started, make sure that you have a working microphone either built in to your device or connected externally.
- In a Chrome browser, open a document.
- Click the Tools menu > Voice typing.
- A pop-up microphone box will appear. When you are ready to speak your text, click the microphone or press Ctrl + Shift + S on your keyboard.
- Speak your text clearly, at a normal volume and pace. See below for more information on using punctuation.
- When you're finished, click the microphone again.
More support at: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/4492226