Tuesday Tip! Adding Audio
One of the best ways to check for understanding is to ask a student to explain something. Why not ask students to add an audio explanation to something they have created using digital tools? A great tool for adding an audio explanation is the Chrome Extension Simple Audio Recorder. The extension records your voice and automatically saves the recording as an audio file.
After successful installation, a small pop-up will ask you to allow this extension to use your microphone. Then, a microphone will appear at the end of the omnibar when the extension is ready to use. To create a recording, click on the mic icon that lives at the end of the URL address bar. A small timer will appear to inform you of elapsed time. Click the mic again to end the recording and there will be a prompt that suggests you save your recording as an audio file. Choose where you would like to save the recording. Then, simply link the recording to whatever you want to explain. This YouTube video shows just how quick and easy it is to use. Audio recording is that simple!