Browsing Posts tagged speech/forensics

RadioLovers has archived old radio shows from the pre-television days. Bob Hope, Groucho Marx, and Laurel and Hardy are just a few among the classic voices kept alive at this site, which features free downloads of the files in MP3 format.

Whether you want to have an impromptu class discussion or explore an issue in more depth, a pair of online resources can serve as starting points.

BY KEVIN HODGSON If you have a microphone, even a cheap one, and access to the Internet, then you can create a simple podcast. Vocaroo is one such site designed for simplicity. You plug in a microphone, click the green button, and record your voice. Within seconds, you’re listening back. If you stumble over your […]

Videos from the Googleplex BY BILL FERRIS Google is renowned as one of the most remarkable companies in the world. Their search engine, maps, docs, the Android phone platform, are revolutionizing the way information is found, communicated and used. As such, when Google wants to bring in a speaker to rally the troops, they can […]

This week’s MBTN features the art of persuasion, common literary references, and $125,000-a-year teachers. More after the jump.

Six Ways to Transform your Presentation I’m still learning the whole presentation thing. I’ve probably made every classic presentation mistake, from mumbling to mistaking my PowerPoint slide show for an outline. Stepcase Lifehack has a great list of presentation tips for n00bs like me. Number one: ditch PowerPoint. I tried this for my last presentation […]

Everyone’s got opinions. If you’ve ever visited an online message board, though, you know not everyone knows how to express or defend those opinions in a compelling, or sometimes, even logical manner. Learning debating skills will serve students well no matter what they choose to do with their lives. Show them how it’s done — […]

You may already know about Jott, a fantastic cell phone service that will convert your voice to text. You may have wondered, “how is this useful for me besides giving me another way to make a shopping or to-do list?” I wanted to highlight a couple of uses that are especially suited for Special Education. […]

Do your students need help pronouncing a tricky or unfamiliar word while doing research? Or are you an ESL teacher helping kids with their English pronunciation. If you use Firefox (and you definitely should), you should add the Pronounce extension. Just highlight the word that’s giving your kids trouble, right click and choose “Pronounce” from […]

ReadTheWords.com is a great text-to-speech site that allows users to upload or copy and paste just about any text and have it read aloud by one of several computery voices. You have to create a free account in order to access all the features this site has to offer, but its actually quite a simple […]