ERIC Number: EJ784799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Reference Count: 2
One Sound Is Worth a Thousand Words: Using and Understanding Audio Files
Frantiska, Joseph J., Jr.
Technology Teacher, v67 n5 p23-28 Feb 2008
In the past few years, there has been an increased emphasis for teachers to become more adept at multimedia-based skills. Whether it's creating PowerPoint[R] slides, MPEG movies, image files, or a host of other tasks, today's K-12 teacher needs to have an appropriate level of expertise in multimedia development. One aspect of this skill set that has not been emphasized is that of understanding and using audio files that can capture a wide variety of sounds for the benefit of the classroom. This article explains the various types of audio file formats along with where each may be best utilized. Teachers will come away with an understanding of how each file type is created and structured so that they can make the best possible choice. Software necessary to record and play back these files is also discussed.
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Computer Software, Information Management, Audio Equipment, Auditory Perception, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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