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QR Codes – Audio Clips

I am sure that you can all think of lots of ways that audio files can be used in the classroom, these are some that jump to mind:

  • Interactive learning walls
  • Reading out loud
  • Phonics
  • Spelling tests
  • Feedback
  • Student responses
  • Peer feedback
  • Targets
  • Interactive IEPs
  • Posters
  • Comics

Record your own voice

  1. Record your audio
    1. You can do this on a computer, mobile, learnpad…anything
    2. I used the recording facility on my phone
  2. Locate your audio file
    1. If you make the recording on your phone, click the share button and email the recording to yourself
    2. If you made it on a tablet/computer, it will already be saved there so you can skip this step
    3. You can use any audio track – even music
  3. Upload to a website
    1. I use dropbox – lots of free storage…but it is PUBLIC so careful what you put on
    2. Many different websites will host file uploads, such as blogs
  4. Copy link to your audio
    1. On dropbox you click on the options and then click on “copy public link”
  5. Generate a QR code of the URL, I use www.qrstuff.com, (you may want to shorten the URL first)
    1. Take the link and paste it into any QR code generator.

Synthesised Voice

This is a much quicker way to create audio recordings but for some  students the synthesised voice will be a distraction.

  1. There are a few sites that offer this service, I use www.qrvoice.net
  2. Type in the text you want read out loud
  3. Copy the QR code image and printout however many you want.
  4. When student scan it, it will download the file which allows them to play it back as many times as they need to

*Tip – synthesised voices do not work well with foreign languages.

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