Looking for a new classroom soundtrack? Try this awesome website:

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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.

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