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Published on November 30, 2008

Author: mpondu

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The iPod was designed as a portable music player for entertainment, but has evolved into an effective educational tool. iPods equipped with snap-in recorders enable learners to record lectures, maintain audio diaries, conduct live interviews, and practice speaking skills. Such audio recordings combined with Podcasts, audiobooks, and music are especially suitable for the teaching and learning of languages. This session demonstrates how to engage students in interactive language learning using these audio technologies and the ANGEL learning management system (concepts also apply to other systems such as WebCT and Blackboard). Included in the presentation are methods to organize MP3 audio files for transfer and linking between iPods, iTunes and ANGEL courses, although a MP3 player is not required.
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Interactive Language Learning: iPod, iTunes, ANGEL iPod + iTunes Handouts Audio Player - Recorder iPod Voice Recording Transfer Recordings to iTunes iTunes to ANGEL Why iPod iTunes ANGEL? iPod iTunes ANGEL Map Language Activities ANGEL Assessment iPod in Education MP3 Advantages MP3 Metadata Podcasts Memorizing Poetry RSS Feeds Within ANGEL Podcasting in ANGEL Credits Joe Fahs Elmira College SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies May 2007

Handouts These Resources are available at http://mpondu.blogspot.com Table of iPod Recording Options Diagram of iPod, iTunes, and ANGEL Interaction Interactive Language Learning with iPod, iTunes, and ANGEL (20-page PDF document)

These Resources are available at http://mpondu.blogspot.com

Table of iPod Recording Options

Diagram of iPod, iTunes, and ANGEL Interaction

Interactive Language Learning with iPod, iTunes, and ANGEL (20-page PDF document)

Elmira College Cowles Hall - original building Founded 1855 - first college in the country to grant equal degrees for women to that of men. Private liberal arts college 1,200 full-time students 800 continuing education and graduate students Elmira is 22 miles south of Watkins Glen and 30 miles south of Ithaca.

Speaking a Second Language Percentage of Americans who speak a second language Percentage of Europeans who speak a second language Percentage of Americans who regularly use an MP3 player Surveys Know 2 Languages iPod/Portable MP3 player ownership continues to rise

Percentage of Americans who speak a second language

Percentage of Europeans who speak a second language

Percentage of Americans who regularly use an MP3 player

Surveys

Know 2 Languages

iPod/Portable MP3 player ownership continues to rise

iPod + iTunes iPod + iTunes - Plays music, easy to use, cool Shuffle iPod with Video Nano

iPod + iTunes - Plays music, easy to use, cool

Audio Player and Recorder The iPod gradually became a versatile audio player and recorder suitable for education Audio Books Podcasts Audio Recorder Snap-on recorder

The iPod gradually became a versatile audio player and recorder suitable for education

iPod Voice Recording 1. Recording menu Recording quality and time - uncompressed WAV format 3. Recording … 2. Press Select Snap-on recorders

Transfer Recordings to iTunes 1. Move from iPod to iTunes 2. MP3 conversion settings 3. Convert WAV to MP3 4. Tag the MP3

From iTunes to ANGEL 1. Drag MP3 recording to desktop 2. Upload the recording to a drop box 3. Have students add comments MP3 files are preferred over WAV files, which are typically much larger and lack comprehensive metadata. Instructors can down an entire drop box as Zip archive and then upload the files into iTunes.

iTunes - iPod - ANGEL Diagram

Language Activities Search iTunes podcasts (lessons, lectures, learning materials, and radio broadcasts) for your ANGEL courses. Students prepare questions and then record interviews with French speakers. The recording is opened into iTunes (convert to MP3, add metadata) and then uploaded to ANGEL. Students collaborate to contribute to a collective story that is recorded and submitted to their ANGEL course Memorize poetry by listening and reading the poem at the same time. A picture can also be added to the MP3 file. For additional activities refer to handout Interactive Language Learning with iPod, iTunes, and ANGEL

Search iTunes podcasts (lessons, lectures, learning materials, and radio broadcasts) for your ANGEL courses.

Students prepare questions and then record interviews with French speakers. The recording is opened into iTunes (convert to MP3, add metadata) and then uploaded to ANGEL.

Students collaborate to contribute to a collective story that is recorded and submitted to their ANGEL course

Memorize poetry by listening and reading the poem at the same time. A picture can also be added to the MP3 file.

For additional activities refer to handout Interactive Language Learning with iPod, iTunes, and ANGEL

ANGEL Assessment Grade student drop box recordings and add audio comments (weekly diaries, interviews, etc.) Have students participate in discussion forums by uploading their responses as audio recordings. Grade the responses. Create ANGEL quizzes with embedded audio recordings (or podcasts using iTunes) and have students listen and answer questions online. Students record in-class audio presentations and upload them into ANGEL. Classmates listen to the recordings online outside of class and critique the presentations with written or audio comments.

Grade student drop box recordings and add audio comments (weekly diaries, interviews, etc.)

Have students participate in discussion forums by uploading their responses as audio recordings. Grade the responses.

Create ANGEL quizzes with embedded audio recordings (or podcasts using iTunes) and have students listen and answer questions online.

Students record in-class audio presentations and upload them into ANGEL. Classmates listen to the recordings online outside of class and critique the presentations with written or audio comments.

Podcasting in ANGEL Course Syndication Folder - new in ANGEL 7.2 Organizes and publishes uploaded content for delivery to iTunes or a general purpose RSS Reader. MP3 formatted recordings, MPEG-4 movies, and PDF documents are available as iTunes podcasts Add audio, video, PDF documents, and HTML pages to the RSS Reader of your choice MP3 files are preferred over WAV files, which are typically much larger and lack comprehensive metadata.

Course Syndication Folder - new in ANGEL 7.2

Organizes and publishes uploaded content for delivery to iTunes or a general purpose RSS Reader.

MP3 formatted recordings, MPEG-4 movies, and PDF documents are available as iTunes podcasts

Add audio, video, PDF documents, and HTML pages to the RSS Reader of your choice

Summary: iPod + iTunes + ANGEL iPod - mass storage, portability, recording, integration with iTunes iTunes - Windows or Mac, easy-to-use, integration with iPod, converts audio to MP3, metadata editor, subscribe to podcasts ANGEL - assessment, feedback, tracking, central location for audio files, and now … syndication

iPod - mass storage, portability, recording, integration with iTunes

iTunes - Windows or Mac, easy-to-use, integration with iPod, converts audio to MP3, metadata editor, subscribe to podcasts

ANGEL - assessment, feedback, tracking, central location for audio files, and now … syndication

Advantages of MP3’s WAV files are uncompressed and take up a lot of space. Converting to MP3’s can reduce the size of recording files by up to 90% without noticeable loss of quality. Stereo Bit Rate = 96 kbps Sample Rate = 44.100 kHz Mono Smaller files copy and load faster and take up less storage space. MP3 can be tagged with metadata that keeps track of title, artist, album, composer, etc.

WAV files are uncompressed and take up a lot of space.

Converting to MP3’s can reduce the size of recording files by up to 90% without noticeable loss of quality.

Stereo Bit Rate = 96 kbps

Sample Rate = 44.100 kHz

Mono

Smaller files copy and load faster and take up less storage space.

MP3 can be tagged with metadata that keeps track of title, artist, album, composer, etc.

MP3 Metadata

Media in ANGEL Quizzes In this example, a MP3 recording is uploaded into ANGEL and embedded into the quiz’s heading. Students answer questions by listening to the recording. The text below the recording is for information only and would be hidden from students.

In this example, a MP3 recording is uploaded into ANGEL and embedded into the quiz’s heading. Students answer questions by listening to the recording. The text below the recording is for information only and would be hidden from students.

Memorizing Poetry Record a dramatic reading of the poem and transfer it to iTunes. Example: Verlaine’s Chanson d’Automne . Start iTunes and add metadata using the Info tab. Add an image using the Artwork tab. Click the Lyrics tab and paste a copy of the lyrics. Chanson d’Automne Flipping through iPod tabs

Record a dramatic reading of the poem and transfer it to iTunes. Example: Verlaine’s Chanson d’Automne .

Start iTunes and add metadata using the Info tab.

Add an image using the Artwork tab.

Click the Lyrics tab and paste a copy of the lyrics.

iTunes Podcasts Provide instructions on how to search for and subscribe to specific podcasts Create links in ANGEL to podcasts in the iTunes store: The French Podcast , Word of the Week Students can click the link and subscribe to the podcasts in their iTunes Library. Display the RSS feed within an ANGEL page that includes links to the iTunes media or PDF files.

Provide instructions on how to search for and subscribe to specific podcasts

Create links in ANGEL to podcasts in the iTunes store: The French Podcast , Word of the Week

Students can click the link and subscribe to the podcasts in their iTunes Library.

Display the RSS feed within an ANGEL page that includes links to the iTunes media or PDF files.

Bringing Feeds to ANGEL ANGEL does not currently have a built-in RSS Reader . However, feeds can be displayed in ANGEL pages using Javascript. feed2js.org builds Javascript code based on the RSS source address. The Javascript code is pasted into an ANGEL page. Safari displays RSS feeds in ANGEL, but is used by less than 5% of all users. The French Pod Class Feed2js.org builds Javascript code that can be pasted into ANGEL pages.

ANGEL does not currently have a built-in RSS Reader .

However, feeds can be displayed in ANGEL pages using Javascript.

feed2js.org builds Javascript code based on the RSS source address.

The Javascript code is pasted into an ANGEL page.

Safari displays RSS feeds in ANGEL, but is used by less than 5% of all users. The French Pod Class

End of Presentation Supporting Slides and Credits follow

iPod in Education iPods became recognized for their educational value soon after they were introduced in 2001. Georgia State: course "War, Politics and Shakespeare” audio recordings of an introduction to Shakespeare and his works songs about war and peace historic speeches on war student recitations. iPods @ GCSU : http://ipod.gcsu.edu Middlebury: iPods for 2nd Language Acquisition: https://segue.middlebury.edu/sites/ipod-ls Duke Digital Initiative : http://www.duke.edu/ddi/projects/ipod.html Other iPod Initiatives

iPods became recognized for their educational value soon after they were introduced in 2001.

Georgia State: course "War, Politics and Shakespeare”

audio recordings of an introduction to Shakespeare and his works

songs about war and peace

historic speeches on war

student recitations.

iPods @ GCSU : http://ipod.gcsu.edu

Middlebury: iPods for 2nd Language Acquisition: https://segue.middlebury.edu/sites/ipod-ls

Duke Digital Initiative : http://www.duke.edu/ddi/projects/ipod.html

RSS Feeds and RSS Readers RSS Feeds are Web sites that contain content (e.g. news articles, blogs, podcasts) available for automatic delivery to users that subscribe to them. RSS Readers subscribe to different feed sites and collect and organize them for content delivery to your computer. Web Readers - Service that requires an online account, but no extra software: Google Reader Desktop Readers - Requires installation of software on your computer. Usually has more features than Web-based readers.

RSS Feeds are Web sites that contain content (e.g. news articles, blogs, podcasts) available for automatic delivery to users that subscribe to them.

RSS Readers subscribe to different feed sites and collect and organize them for content delivery to your computer.

Web Readers - Service that requires an online account, but no extra software: Google Reader

Desktop Readers - Requires installation of software on your computer. Usually has more features than Web-based readers.

iPod 4G Recording Settings iPod 4G recording settings: WAV audio file Size: 16.8 MB - 18:18 (min:sec) Bit Rate: 128 kbps Sample Rate: 8.000 kHz Channel: Mono

iPod 4G recording settings:

WAV audio file

Size: 16.8 MB - 18:18 (min:sec)

Bit Rate: 128 kbps

Sample Rate: 8.000 kHz

Channel: Mono

Transcription Software Transcribe! is designed to help people who want to work out a piece of music from a recording, in order to write it out or play it themselves. It can also be used for voice transcription. Could it assist with language comprehension?

Transcribe! is designed to help people who want to work out a piece of music from a recording, in order to write it out or play it themselves.

It can also be used for voice transcription.

Could it assist with language comprehension?

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1230 Calories

82 grams fat

32 saturated

52 grams carbs


71 grams protein


1590 mg sodium

Credits iPod images and promotional movie: http://www.apple.com/ipod Photograph of student listening to Bach: http://cit.duke.edu/ideas/newprofiles/ipod_faculty_articles.do 30-second excerpt from St. Matthew’s Passion: Passion Chorale: Ambrosian Singers Half of European Citizens Know 2 Languages: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8CQJUE02&show_article=1 Feed to Javascript machine image: http://www.feed2js.org Painting of Paul Verlaine: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Verlaine iPod/Portable MP3 player ownership continues to rise

iPod images and promotional movie: http://www.apple.com/ipod

Photograph of student listening to Bach: http://cit.duke.edu/ideas/newprofiles/ipod_faculty_articles.do

30-second excerpt from St. Matthew’s Passion: Passion Chorale: Ambrosian Singers

Half of European Citizens Know 2 Languages: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8CQJUE02&show_article=1

Feed to Javascript machine image: http://www.feed2js.org

Painting of Paul Verlaine: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Verlaine

iPod/Portable MP3 player ownership continues to rise

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