Homework is a right of passage in the education realm. This week my kindergartner received his first family homework assignment to locate examples of numbers in our home and draw a picture of a few of the items. After we took a tour of the home and found and drew examples of objects with numerals, we decided to document our learning with the Audioboo app.
Here are a few suggestions for success:
- Discuss what you plan on saying prior to recording.
- Don’t over rehearse or you will exasperate your student (especially on a Sunday night before school).
- Utilize the pause feature for times the student needs coaxing or to hide long pauses
- Use a photo to represent the recording. Many times I use a drawing or a photo with no identifying information (as I knew I would be posting info online). This is also a good idea if you have students with certain acceptable use and publishing regulations.
Here are the steps to create a digital homework reflection with Audioboo:
- Disable location services. If on a field trip, the location might be a nice addition but if in the classroom (or at home), I would not include the location as it is pinpoints the user fairly accurately and that may not be information you want to share online.
- Tap Record.
- Record up to 3 minutes of audio.
- Tap Publish.
- Add a photo.
- Title your Boo.
- Add a description and tags. Teaching students to add tags is a perfect for summarization and key words.
- Once it is published, you can grab the embed code from the site and add to your own website.
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