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History Teaching with Moodle 2 by John Mannion

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Audacity

Audacity is a tool that students make use of with their eyes closed. Experienced teachers transform the way they teach in seconds once it becomes clear what this piece of software is capable of achieving. It is an audio recording package. At its simplest level, it looks like the interface on your video recorder with its Pause - Play - Stop - Rewind - Forward and Record buttons. Plug in a USB microphone to your PC or laptop and you have a powerful recording tool. Press record, read the text or whatever there is to say and press stop. Save it as an mp3 file and you have something tangible to use in a course. So record that worksheet as an audio file in a couple of minutes. If you make a mistake, find it on the wavy screen, highlight it, ...

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