Do the glazed looks on your students’ faces tell you it’s time to upgrade those tired PowerPoint presentations? Do you know how to make your slides talk? Do you know how to digitally record your voice and save your messages as sound files? With free software? This lesson shows you how!
Step #1 shows you how to download and install Audacity, an open source (free) software package that allows you make voice recordings, make changes, apply sound effects, and save your work in a variety of formats including MP3 and WAV. Step #2 gives you step by step instructions with diagrams detailing how to create digital voice recordings. Step #3 shows you how to insert the recordings into PowerPoint slides. Step #4 provides lesson plans for two student exercises, “Audacity Voice Recording Challenge” and “PowerPoint Slide Narration Challenge”. Class Time: Two sessions