Noisli is a free, online web tool that provides access to soothing background sounds to help you focus. Sounds include rain, thunderstorm, wind, and forest, and between these four sounds you can mix and match the volumes to create your perfect soundscape. Whether it's to relax a rowdy classroom into a quiet reading space, or … Continue reading Noisli: Free Productivity Sounds For The Classroom
A close friend of mine who is a fellow educator recently asked me for help finding free resources for his music class. After a bit of research, I found some great apps that he can use with his class-set of iPads as well as some online resources. Over the next few days, I'll be sharing … Continue reading 5 Free Metronomes For Music Education
Podcasting provides students with an engaging new way to interact with material. Students can step outside of the traditional classroom elements of direct lecture or visual representations, and enjoy the benefits of audio. For those students who are musical learners, this platform is especially useful. It also allows students to listen at the own pace, … Continue reading 3 Places To Host Podcasts
For those of you out there who listen to podcasts already - bravo! For those of you who don't... not to worry, you soon will! Podcasts are a fantastic way to learn more about your craft as an educator, and a way to get timely professional development while you are doing other things. Listen to … Continue reading 10 Educational Technology Podcasts You Can’t Miss
I've posted a couple of articles in the past about QR codes in the classroom, and I've found that they can be an engaging, hands-on way to disseminate information to students. Today, I want to share a new QR tool that will allow you to use these codes in the classroom in a new way. … Continue reading QR Voice: A Picture Is Worth A 100 Characters
I came across this fantastic tutorial Jennifer Roberts on how to add voice comments in Google Docs, and was blown away. What an easy, simple way to leave feedback on student work in a personal way! Plus, if you have students who function better with communication that is auditory, this can be a nice way to differentiate … Continue reading Add Voice Comments in Google Docs!
With this fantastic online MP3 cutter you can cut any audio file online for free. No more downloading programs or dealing with complicated interfaces - just three easy steps and your song is trimmed and ready: CUT First, just upload the mp3 file from your computer. You can additionally enter the URL of a YouTube, … Continue reading Online MP3 Cutter: Clip Audio Files In A Flash!