ListenToYouTube.com is an online application for converting YouTube flash video to MP3 audio. The service is fast, free, and requires no signup. All you need to do is copy-paste the YouTube URL, and the application will extract the MP3, and give you a link to download the audio file.
I just love this useful tool to record audio. I love it for many reasons:
♥You don’t need to register and it is free
♥ It is very easy to use
♥You can record yourself or upload a recording
♥ It can be easily shared or embedded in a blog. It also gives you an url that can be sent via email.
Listen to me saying hello
Audio recording and upload >>
I am running out of time. The term is coming to an end and I haven’t had many opportunities to listen to you. That’s why our next project is going to be giving an online speech using www.recordmp3.org, which is probably my favourite tool to record audio. Advantages of this simple tool:
1. you don’t need to register
2. You can save your recording
3. it gives you an url (this is what you will have to send to me)
How to record yourselves
♥ Go to http://www.recordmp3.org/
♥ Allow the recorder access to your computer. See picture below
♥Click Record. Click Start Over if you have made mistakes
♥Save your recording on your computer (just in case)
♥Send me the url you get. Choose the Click to Copy option and send me an email with the url you have just copied.
I’ve been meaning to use this tool for quite a long time but the right time never seemed to come.
I think this little dialogue performed by my most elementary students is a nice way of showing you what Voicethread is. VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam).
I want to thank María Sánchez and Rocío Ibias in the first dialogue and Eva Bedia and Ainhoa Nuevo in the second (from IES Cesar Rodríguez – Grado) for their enthusiam. Thanks girls, I would never have done it without you!
To use Voicethread you need to register but it only takes a minute and it can help you a lot improve your speaking and writing abilities. How ?
- You can record yourself describing pictures
- You can add comments to photographs
- You can tell a story using different pictures
It also has a lot of potential for teachers.
- I intend to use it for debates on issues: by asking students either to record themselves or type their own ideas
- I have already used it to record students doing role-plays
I’m sure you have plenty of ideas to use VoiceThread. Why don’t you share them with us ? Please, send a post if you want to contribute with your own ideas.
What a great tool this is!!
The Certificación exam is just around the corner and bumping into this little tool right now got me thinking whether some things happen by sheer chance or by some divine intervention. Choose the one you feel most comfortable with .
Now, as you know , in the oral part of the exam you’ll be asked to describe a/some picture(s) in three minutes. Well, here’s a good tool to help you rehearse for this part of the exam. It’s called Fotobabble and it looks promising.
This is what you have to do to use this app:
- First, sign up. Don’t worry it’s free and it only takes a few seconds.
- Upload a photo from your computer.
- Record your voice using a microphone
- Listen to your recording.
This is quite OK as far as you are concerned but I’d like to see what you are doing , so why don’t you send me your fotobabbles ? No idea how to do it ? Click on the link below and in a video and in Spanish I’ll explain it all to you. No excuses now!!