Audioboo is an application for recording and sharing your voice with the world. This free version allows you to create audio up to 3 minutes in length and post that to your own account on the web. You can add titles, tags, geolocation info and a photo to the recording before you upload it and we'll save all that with the file. The audio can then be shared with your followers or via Facebook, Twitter & other social networks by managing your account at http://audioboo.fm.
In addition, you can also listen to featured, followed, popular, recent, nearby and favourite boos in the app (as well as your own) and view photo & location details if attached.
You don't need to create an account to start recording but it'll certainly help you keep track of your boos in the future. You can also sign in using Twitter.
|Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
It also integrates with Edmodo
Ideal para iniciarse en la grabación de voz
Initially I ask students to create their account for the previous day's homework.
After recording a monologue of about 1-2 minutes (similar to an IELTS part 2 of the speaking test) I ask students to save their recording with a tag that all the class use (for example, tagged with class3Bexcursion125). We have an evaluation handout where they assess their own speaking and then practice note-taking from listening to 2 of their classmates' recordings (easily accessed via the common tag).
Weaknesses: Privacy option only for Pro account recordings and no easy way to group a number of students together.
Strengths: Recordings can be downloaded as MP3 (from the website) if you right-click on the play button and save as…
I'd highly recommend it for any oral language practice.
Fantastic for students to practise speaking, recording and playback to hear their great pronunciation, fluency, lexical resource, and error recognition for self-awareness and correction. Also great to listen to channels such as the BBC.