Vocaroo


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This week’s tips features a cool online voice recording service that is super easy to use (and it doesn’t require a login or password.) After you’ve recorded your voice, you can email the audio file to someone, embed it into your blog, wiki, or webpage, or save it to your hard drive.


http://vocaroo.com

Click the triangle below to hear an audio sample:


Audio recording >>


Recording Your Voice:

  1. Go to http://vocaroo.com.
  2. Make sure you have a microphone (either a built-in microphone or a plug-in microphone should work.)
  3. Click the “Click to Record” button.
  4. Click to “Allow” Vocaroo to access your microphone.
  5. The recording will start immediately. Note – sometimes it doesn’t record the first time I try. I have the best luck if I stop the recording and then click the “Record Again” button.

  6. Click the Listen button to hear the recording.

Sharing/Saving the Recording:

Once the sound is recorded, you will have three options. To see them, click the “Click here to save” link below the recorder.

  1. Send to a friend – just enter your email and your friend’s email and click the “Send” button.
  2. Post on the Internet – just copy the provided code or link and paste it into your blog, wiki, or website.
  3. Note – if you are using Blogger, just paste the code in to the message area of a new post. Make sure you switch to the HTML mode first!
  4. Download – right-click the “Download this Message” link and save the file to your hard drive as a .wav file.

Classroom Applications:

Here are a few ideas to get you started. Please use the comments area at the bottom of this page to add your own ideas.

  • Record an audio welcome message and put it on your blog (or wiki or web page.)
  • Elementary students can practice their oral reading skills. You could even post them on your blog for parents and grandparents to hear.
  • Each day have one student record “what we did in school today” and post it on your blog.
  • Students in a foreign language class could record words or phrases and then email them to their teacher.
  • Left your students with a substitute? Record a message to encourage your students to be on their best behavior!

 

 

Comments

  1. http://www.voicyee.com is a similar website

  2. In French class, we had our kids write a paragraph that covered most of what they had learned so far this year. We then used Vocaroo to record them reading their paragraphs, and then embedded the link in a QR code. Next, the kids made a poster titled, “What I’ve learned this year…” with their picture and their QR code on it. We put these posters up all over the school, especially by the front door.

    • Jennifer Vasquez says:

      Hi Matt, quick question. I have had trouble before making audio clips into QR codes. Is there a specific website you recommend to generate the QR Codes? I typically use goo.gl.

      I am wanting to turn audio clips of test questions into QR codes so that my Special Education students who receive oral administration on tests can use the ipods to scan the questions and hear them at their own pace. Thank you for your help, it is much appreciated!

  3. What a great idea! I’ve been looking for a way for students to practice their fluency, but I specifically want a recording link that I can share with parents, use at PPTs or so students can hear their own progress.

  4. Great post but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more.
    Kudos!

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