A new audio platform called Audioboo is helping educators provide a new kind of collaborative environment and learning experience for students through its audio recording, editing and sharing functionalities.
According to Audioboo’s web site, universities and schools globally are increasingly using Audioboo in the classroom as a means to give students and teachers a chance to get heard, improve the school curriculum and foster engagement.
Students and teachers can simply download the Audioboo app to their computers or mobile devices and register for free accounts to start recording and sharing their thoughts.
The recordings were called “boos,” hence the name of the app.
“Your students have a lot to say! Capture their thoughts by giving them access to Audioboo—the easiest, simplest way to let your students express themselves and share their voices with you, their peers and their families,” said Audioboo on its official web site.
Audioboo cited Brody and Michael Faraday School students as two good examples of how students are using Audioboo to express themselves. Brody used Audioboo to record a reading of a book he wrote, while Michael Faraday students used Audioboo to record reenactments of historical events.
Audioboo also supports the flipped classroom model in which students learn their lessons from a combination of face-to-face learning, and the use of blended textbooks and multimedia materials. According to Audioboo, its platform has a vast library of educational audio recordings that teachers can use to create lesson plans tailored to their teaching style and students’ learning pace.
Educators can also use Audioboo to enhance student learning while remaining compliant with the Common Core State academic standards. The Common Core standards enforce that learning materials should be evidence-based, understandable, at par with global standards, among many.
Universities like the Michigan State University in the United States, for instance, has made available on its website a series of podcasts focused on science topics. Audioboo stated that teachers can use this content to help their students improve on their listening skills while learning more about science. The same is true, Audioboo noted, for language instructors.
Audioboo is also a great platform for teachers to connect with fellow educators as well as industry experts who can share tips on how they could better their job. “Connect with your colleagues around the world to share ideas and new learning strategies. Create your own Audioboo page now and share your thinking about the importance of audio and listening skills,” Audioboo advised teachers. UNICEF, it added, has a page on Audioboo dedicated to teachers.
Audioboo is a Saas-based platform created by Audioboom Group PLC (BOOM.L). It is powered by Amazon and can handle approximately 10 million concurrent users.