Challenge 6: Audioboo
It’s time for the first broadcast of WBTC - Burley Tech Camp radio! For this challenge, you will contribute to one of four topics for an Audioboo channel. The topic choices are:
Please note: although our blogs are private, there’s no way to set up a completely private Audioboo channel. Therefore, details for accessing this channel can be found on this blog post. You will need to log in to the blog with your usual password to access this information. The password has also been emailed to you. If you need help, contact your counselor!
Audioboo is a wonderfully simple way to share audio clips with a single photo and organize those clips into multiple Playlists/Boards. Audio recordings are automatically online on a shared page, and the student can also get a link for direct access to an individual post. However, a word of caution: you can’t restrict public access or comments on Audioboo, although you can exercise care as needed in how you share the link to your channel. You will also receive email notifications of any comments, so you can provide some oversight that way.
Students can create a book review channel organized by author, genre, student name, etc. -- one Post can appear on multiple Playlists/Boards. Students can create channels to share inquiry learning or reflections on their work. They could snap a photo of a math problem they solved and verbally explain their strategy. Students could manage a Classroom Learning channel, taking photos of anchor charts and explaining them or explaining photos of classwork or work time. It’s also a great way to share classroom happenings with parents -- consider having Classroom Reporter become a student job!
Create your own Audioboo account. Practice creating boards and organizing posts in a way that might work for you and your students. Try using a mix of photos, drawings, screen shots, or other visuals for your posts. On Audioboo.fm, view individual posts to automatically create and print QR codes.
To earn your badge
Upload one Audioboo post (recording and photo) and place it on the appropriate Audioboo Board/Playlist. Post a brief reflection to Kidblog and include the title of your Audioboo post so we can find it! (You may also link to it if you like. See the Counselor's Corner for a tutorial about links in Kidblog.)