Using Google is a great way to provide audio input for students. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with visual representations allowing students multiple means of engagement and representation. Audio is a great tool to support students with dyslexia, who are vision students, or students with processing concerns. Below are some ways we've used Google audio in the past, including an experience that showed us where we had room to grow.
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Using Audio with Readings
When Rachel and I wrote and published Pluto: fabula amoris, we wanted to include audio readings of each chapter. You will find those linked below. We often use these in conjunction with readings. Students can follow along while they read and they provide important input for vision students who are in our program.
Using audio to tell stories
Linked below is my first attempt at Latin listening radio. I wrote this horror story a few years ago for a novice high Latin listener. It makes use of a variety of tools to engage students in listening when reading is not available. In addition to reading with expression, each sentence is accompanied with a sound or two to help set the tone and make meaning clear. For example, when the main character slams a door, the audience hears the sound of a door slam.
Miriam is constantly striving to use tech to its best and reach all kinds of learners. This blog page is focused on the use of audio and video to provide CI and UDL for students.