Looking for a new classroom soundtrack? Try this awesome website:
Durring Darren Kuropatwa‘s keynote session today at the Building Learning Communities conference, I learned about this awesome website that shares the sounds of Wikipedia.
Here’s how it works:
- The screen displays the recent changes to Wikipedia pages and posts.
- When a change occurs, a bell is used to convey additions and a string noise is used to convey subtractions from articles.
- The higher pitched the noise, the smaller the edit, while large edits are conveyed through lower pitched noises.
- Changes are color-coded, with white circles representing registered Wikipedia users and green circles representing the unregistered ones.
The result? A kind of beautiful harmony. Enjoy.