You will need a sticky note and your jacket/coat for this activity. Tap add to begin this Activity. Select the label tool (shrink keyboard if on a tablet) Drag the Thinking Emoji to the box you want to test. Start recording. Read the test phrase at the top in the style shown in the picture. Pause immediately after saying the sentence. Move the Thinking Emoji to the next box you want to test. - - move emoji - repeat Post your work. When the activity is done and your work is posted, listen to your recording. What made your voice sound best? What helped reduce the other sounds in the room? Consider using comments to share your observations and recommendations for future recordings.
Testing how to get the best recordings at school for free.
This activity is designed to help your students learn how to best record on their devices using widely available and low-cost alternatives to peripheral mics and recording booths. While the activity features iPad, it is applicable to all devices. It should allow students to get to know their tools and how to best use them to record good audio. Remember, if students are recording at school, a little background noise is to be welcomed. Perhaps this activity will spark some innovators in your classroom. What other free items might we use to improve our audio recordings? Test them out and share the results.