Category Archives: Audio and podcasting tools

Tools used to create and host audio and podcasts

25 – Audacity

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A free multi-track audio editor and recorder

Cost: Free. Open source
Available: Download
Websitehttp://sourceforge.net/projects/audacity/
Categories: audio

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 25  2014: 22  2013: 33  2012: 29  2011: 29  2010: 24  2009: 9=  2008: 12  2007: 11

Comments from some of those who selected Audacity as one of their Top Tools 

“the best free audio editor” Wiebe Dijkstra, 2015

“Audacity is still the versatile sound editor/recorder” Richard Mundell, 2015

“Audacity to create and edit good-quality audio clips” Marie Desjardin, 2015

“Audacity is a great free program. Used for all narrtive/sound in our learning content.” Linda Willis, 2014

75 – iTunes & iTunesU

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iTunes is a digital media player that lets you that lets you organize your music, movies, TV shows, and more on your Mac or PC, then add it to your iPod, iPhone or iPad. iTunesU is a section of Apple’s iTunes Music Store that features free educational audio and video from universities and other organizations to download.

Cost: Free
Available: Download
Websitewww.apple.com/itunes/
Categories: audio, readers/players

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 75  2014: 63  2013: 61  2012: 47  2011: 66  2010: 51=  2009: 41=  2008: 28  2007: 26

Comments from some of those who selected iTunes or iTunesU as one of their Top Tools

“Brilliant collection of courses. There’s a whole series of inspiring lesson ideas for educators that I’m working my way through.” 2015

“Learning designers are often addicted to learning and what better way to fulfill your obsession than to listen to podcasts while exercising, driving and doing household chores? I listen to podcasts on brain science, design, business, writing, spirituality, technology, pop-culture, TED talks and stories from This American Life. Story podcasts are great for road trips.” Connie Malamed, 2014

Garageband

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GarageBand is a personal recording studio — where it’s easy to make a song whether you’re a first-time musician or a seasoned pro.

Cost: Free. Open source
Available: Download
Websitewww.apple.com/mac/garageband/
Categories: audio

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 101-200  2014: –  2013: –  2012: –  2011: –  2010: –  2009: 55=  2008: 59  2007: –