For this Thing, I chose a student-written story to convert to mp3. The process was very quick and the conversion from word to audio amazingly accurate. Unfortunately the voice is computer-generated and while each word is articulated clearly the intonation patterns are not accurate – there is monotone where there should be either a rise or drop in voice. This is a problem for me with all computer-generated voice audio. My students will, unfortunately imitate the wrong pronunciation and intonation, which will not be a good result. Nonetheless, here is the original docx and here are screen shots of the process. My version of WordPress will not allow me to upload the actual audio file but I did post a link to it here:
Screenshots of conversion process:
Class Calendar – I created a calendar and calendar link on my Google Site. I like how convenient it is and I like that when I edit it the changes appear instantly.
Long Link: Tues-Weds AM Class Notes 3-8 and 9-2016
Shortened Link: https://goo.gl/xnXdI2
Evernote – Here’s a screenshot of the note I created and shared with Anne
Oh, my, wow! This is a digital junkie’s heaven. In just a few minutes looking through the featured binders I found four and had to stop. I made bookshelves within LiveBinder, created a separate page called Teacher Resources on my Face of the Classroom site and also put the links into my Evernote (just for extra practice:)) and to make sure I don’t lose anything. Always have a backup, right? What a wonderful resource – to have topics of interest already organized by someone else. I definitely prefer having expandable tabs on the left side – much easier for my learning and organizational brain. What a time saver. So many one-click resources vs having to hunt and navigate and hunt and navigate over and over. I think I can now take the multitude of links I have saved in various places and put them all together in digital binders. Maybe some of the resources I’ve found will be helpful to others, as theirs have been helpful to me.