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Audio/Podcasting


"Is listening literacy? As a blind person, my answer is a resounding yes! For me, much of each day is filled with auditory reading of Talking Books, email correspondence, news programs on a local radio reading service, and on-line databases at the libraryā€¯ (Dean Tuttle)


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LOOK: What literacies are involved?
Elementary Spanish Podcasts
http://web.me.com/lesliedavison/Site_1/Podcasts/Podcasts.html

Radio WillowWeb - Willowcast #28: Fabulous Fish
http://mps.mpsomaha.org/willow/radio/shows/Willowcast28.html

Lit2Go
http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/


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PLAY: Why might this matter to students?
Choose a picture book (with or without words) and use it as the basis for your own audio (mp3) file with Audacity, then play around with layering the tracks!
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
OR
Garage Band
http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband/



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LEARN: How does it work?


Teacher Tutorials:
Audacity Quickstart Guide, Screencasts, & Tutorials
http://msugrads.wikispaces.com/Audacity

YackPack
http://www.yackpack.com/education.html
how YackPack can be used in education