Audio tools have been emerging over the last couple of years at an amazing rate. Here are some of the current tools that are recommended by people I trust. Some, like Audacity, are widely used while others have just emerged. I’ve tested each of these for the essential functions, you might want to take a look to see what might work for you in your teaching context.
Audacity. Free open-source audio recording and editing software.
Spreaker. Live audio broadcast and static audio hosting.
iPadio. Cloud-based audio recording over your phone or uploaded from your computer.
AudioBoo. Cloud-based audio recording or file upload through your computer.
SoundCloud. Cloud-based audio recording or file upload through your computer.
Voicethread. Online discussion around media.
Media.io. Online media converter for video and audio files.
Macauley Library. Large collection of animal audio recordings. You can embed from their holdings but downloading is not free.
Internet Archive. Public domain media searchable by media type.
Media College – Audio. Tutorials on creating audio.
Have you ever come across any Google Chrome add-ons or extensions that are good audio recorders/editors?
I haven’t, but I’ve never really considered that as an avenue. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some out there. Let me know if you come across any good ones.