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Slow and kludgy web interface

unable to use a cell phone with AudioBoo

Record 15minutes of teacher classroom speech and make available as an mp3 on one of the micropodasting sites, (ORGANIZE SPEECHES INTO TOPICS AND SUBTOPICS)





Scorbals's 3 micropodcasting choices

I had some technical difficulties downloading the flash recorder and even uploading an mp3. Just wouldnt work for me.

Pros:, Easy integration with iPhone or iPod touch, Of the three iPhone/iPod micropodcasting Apps I've talked about, AudioBoo offers the best quality audio, IMHO, web-based recording or file upload (though Heike had problems here), useful tagging system, rss subscription through based on tags (have all students use a similar tag and you'll have a feed of all of their work), Nicely integrated social networking angle through friends and followers model, upload image and provide location info with each post

Cons:, unable to add descriptive text or links to auidio post, 5 minute recording limit


Pros:, An actual link to a downloadable mp3 is created for each post, This means you can use CincCast as a hosting service for a podcast used on another site, such as (MSS), iPhone/iPod touch application, sub-par audio quality for me when using iPod Touch and CinchCast, web based recorder or file upload

Cons:, Cell phone calls from outside USA incur long distance fee


Pros:, Methods of producing and uploading, iPhone/iPod, file upload, Cell phone, This is iPadio advantage in the field, they provide cell phone numbers in many countries which means you and students can "broadcast live" on the net for the cost of local cell call (free in Japan), Used by many educators, There are many positive examples of teachers using iPadio that can be discovered with a bit of browsing through the site

Cons:, no web-based recording, must use postal-code to enter location information, unable to drop a microphone on a google map as with AudioBoo

iPadio to be used with the cellphone

Free local/regional phone numbers

Free local phone number provided in many countries makes iPadio a soluition that can bbe used by most students. The iPadio team is willing to set up special channels for class projects (  

iPadio also offers a speech to text service from your recorded audio

The software doing this is not perfect, the mistakes that are made in transcription might provide useful/fun classroom or homework activities

It is incredibly fun and easy to record and share my random audio journals and occasional experimental bits of audio.

I had retired from podcasting until I discovered micropodcasting through my iPod touch.

An old iPod can be filled up with MP3s from textbook CDs, authentic listening materials from the net, videos from YouTube, or even PowerPoint Slide shows (saved as jpeg images - no animations, sorry) and played in class through a television set or overhead projection system with an AV cable (yellow, red and white RCA connectors).

As far as I know, the ZOOM is the only inexpensive digital recorder that can actually be used as a live USB connected microphone.

One caveat on the AV cable, Apple has switched the connections for some reason (perhaps to force people to buy the more expensive product from Apple). With a bit of trial and error, non-Apple AV cables can be used. To do so, the red and yellow connectors have to be transposed (or maybe it's the yellow and white ones).

This means that it is recognized as an audio input source in a program like Audacity. This is a great solution for those who are unhappy with poor noise quality from built-in laptop microphones.

ZOOM - H4 - Handy Recorder

I've not used a ZOOM, but it does have one feature that I'm very interested in






Some of the French keyboards had difficulties writing the @ sign, so they had problems adding their voice  


Easy to use asynchronous threaded discussion recording your voice


THE Nr ONE NOTE: To save the audacity files as mp3s you have to add the llame codecs to it. A bit tricky to set up, but works like a charm.  

Wimba Voice

Not free but absolutely excellent.



Edirol R09

Any digital recorder will do for self-reflection



iPod Touch

Now if only I could come up with something interesting and worthwhile to talk about...


The Language Lab

Not really a hardware question, but: can some of the activities and principles of the audio/lingual method be repurposed mashed up to make use of the lighweight and mobile recording and playback technologies we have today???

Tape recorder

Best Practise

Conference coverage with ipadio with Harrogate

Would someone please try to file audio dispatches from the conferences in April. Those of us unable to or restricted from attending would appreciate hearing your experiences and impressions as things are happening on the ground.

Self-reflective teaching in podcast form

Bob Sprankle's podcast: Bit by Bit (a podcast by teachers for teachers).

A way to examine your classroom practice through audio:

Record yourself teaching

listen back to a short segment of the recording at your leisure and attempt to transcribe what you said during the lesson, It might take a bit of time to catch everything

Are there any surprises while listening to or reading over your teaching?

Idea from Prof. Fanselow

Perhaps such surprising moments might prompt small adjustments to future practice

Have students compare transcriptions and attempt to reassemble the chunks and compare to instructor's own transcription, Examine and enjoy the varied language features

Speech recognition software

Assign students 1 minute chunks to listen to and transcribe as homework