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Audacity in ICT

Discussion in 'Primary' started by taylajoel, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. taylajoel

    taylajoel New commenter

    Has anyone used audacity in the classroom and not just for podcasts. I have a y5 class and was thinking about putting a unit of work together. From what I can see most people use it for podcasts - an area I am not familiar with, but am wiling to have aa go. Any tips would be useful. Thanks in advance
  2. Yes we use it all the time. We have used it in many different ways. Children can research a project e.g. Henry VIII and then record on audacity their findings instead of writing the answers they create their sound clip (podcasts). This works quite successfully if you give each table group a different area to research (e.g. a different wife of Henry VIII ) so each table researches and creates a podcast for a different wife so six tables are researching the six different wives. Then the class listen to each other’s podcasts and therefore learn from each other about the wives of Henry the VIII
    Children can write a book on a PowerPoint presentation. Then record the vocals on audacity then insert these into PowerPoint as sound clips. We have used digital cameras to create stop frame animations of dinosaurs and used audacity to do voiceovers and put these into Windows Movie maker.Like thishttp://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/simple-movie-making-with-stop-frame-animation/8266.htmlLet children use it to read their books to themselves play it back to them. Ask them are they reading with expression?I have done all of these things with my Year 3 class.
  3. I've used it too and found it quite hard for some children. We have just had some really good training on multimodal...... Photostory for windows will do exactly the same, pictures, sound and music and so much easier to use. Even Y2 children are now accessing this fab program.
    Good luck. :)

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