Marantz_PMD620_Digital_Audio_Recorder_-_By_Josh_Bancroft.jpgAudio teaching tools

  • The overview focussing on:
    a) possible learning activities,
    b) the range of tools and equipment available (broadbrush overview),
    c) finding a match between learning activities and tools,
    d) where to find out more.

Before we begin:

a) Which learning activities involve listening and speaking, and could lend themselves to integrating technologies?
b) Which technological tools have you used or heard of already?

From the session: your thoughts in mind-map form:

And on which tools you've used already:



  • Do you use powerpoint already?
  • Are your students familiar with this authoring environment?
  • Have you tried embedding audio or voiceover narration into a powerpoint presentation?
  • It is also possible to put this kind of thing onto the web.


Our broadcast from the session - thanks Rosemary for being a brave volunteer.

The original call-out (posted back in March and recycled here).


Here's a collection of feedback and reflection from the e-mentors and e-champions around the regions, in November.

26 Interesting Ways to use Voicethread in the Classroom

[From the voicethread-for-education wiki.]

Voicethread described


What's your ideal dream of e-learning? (Link to voxopop voiceboard here .)

    One of the best examples of teaching and learning with voxopop comes from Sunshine, in the Western suburbs of Melbourne: DalePobega's Free ESL club. (Look for the link down the right hand side.)

    Slidecast, at Slideshare

    "The Power of e " by Delia Bradshaw

    Delia gave this presentation at the 2009 showcase of ACE e-learning, and it remains an inspiring piece.. you can listen here:

    The technology is available via Slideshare.
    1. Upload a powerpoint,
    2. upload the accompanying mp3 file,
    3. synch them together

    (Borrowed from the e-mentor North West Region page, here.)

    Steampunk_Mobile_Phone_Steam_Punk_Assemblage_by_urbandon_-_3257999898_f4325a42e9_o.jpgOther resources

    The "Can you hear us?" project ran from 2007-8, which seems like years ago now, but there are still some useful resources on the site.

      Get your copy of The Quick Overview (almost a case study):
      Great for staff room coffee tables. Now with big list of learning activities for the classroom. For best results, print in "booklet" format if your photocopier will do it.

      About the presenter

      chalk_as_MC_again_ii_.jpgmichael chalk is an adult educator (language, literacy and numeracy) who supports teachers to use technology for classroom learning. He's been involved in state and national e-learning projects such as AccessACE e-Learning Research Circles , Can You Hear Us? , Flexible Learning Leaders and Community Engagement .

      contact michael:

      michael chalk's latest:

      Bookmarks on e-learning

      (full collection here)

        Thoughts on the iChalki blog

        (full blog here)
        • Writings Reclaimed
          I decided to bring posts to this blog from other projects, such as: Digital Learning at PRACE Digital Learning at Lalor Living and Learning ACFE Learn Local Communities of Practice the North-West e-mentor projects from ACFE Learn Local iPad for Seniors at PRACE the 23 Things ...
        • Mark Hopkins’ story translated into many languages
          You remember Mark Hopkins, the adult learner from PRACE who told his story so well, not only in our publication, but also on the SBS Insight tv program last year? Well, some of the stories from this Resilience collection have been translated into other languages for the ...
        • Adult Learners in Conversation – “A Fuller Sense of Self”
          Last night Tricia Bowen spoke about her experience of reconnecting with the adult learners who have shared their stories in this volume. I talked about how great it was to join with Tricia and Lynne in the whole creative and collaborative process of editing. Then Lynne Mathes...
        • Reading between the Lines – SBS Insight focus on Adult Literacy
          If you think Australia is a highly literate nation, watch this recent episode of Insight from SBS. This powerful and moving episode features Mark Hopkins one of the students from PRACE. I spoke with Mark as part of the “Stories of Resilience” project, and it&...
        • Dark Side of the Comment Section
          If you’re involved with any kind of online facilitation, you may appreciate this article from The Guardian. They’ve done some research into the comment section, finding that much more abuse is directed at female writers than male. (Also, for web designers, some re...

        Photo credit: (creative commons at flickr) Thanks:Josh Bancroft, and thanks: urban don for steampunk phone.