Websites Discussed at OTAEM12, October 3, 2012
Voki - Create a personalized speaking avatar (or any image) for use on a blog, profile, or in e-mail messages to your students. Example.
Google Voice - Get your own phone number and leave a custom recording. Callers will be able to leave comments and messages for you. The messages appear (to you) like emails. You can also transcribe and archive messages! Example.
VoiceThread - Create a collaborative multimedia slide show complete with images, documents, and videos with 5 ways for viewers to add comments! Example.
Fotobabble - Add voice recordings to any photo in a matter of seconds and share online. Free iPhone app available. Example.
Creaza AudioEditor - Like a free, web-based version of GarageBand. Create audio files and soundclips. Record your own or use the included library of clips and music. Account is free with registration, includes up to 25MB of recorded media.
Chirbit - This site that lets you record, upload, and share voice or audio files. Requires a webcam or computer microphone to record. Example.
Vocaroo - An easy, free service that lets teachers and students use to create audio records for use in slideshows or on websites. There is no software required to install, you just need a microphone.
Voxopop - Create a “talkgroup” for a fun, engaging way to have your students practice language and speaking skills anytime, anywhere.
Puppet Pals (iOS app) - Create an animated puppet show using the provided sets or import your own! Record your voice as the puppets speak, then share it with your friends and family! Example.
Draw & Tell (iOS app) - Draw a picture using the numerous tools on top of the many backgrounds, then record your voice while you describe your drawing! Save it to your photo roll, then share it! Example.
Sock Puppets (iOS app) - Create an animated scene with lip-synching sock puppets! Your puppets' mouths move as it detects your voice! Change the inflection of each puppet's voice to create variety! Example.